Baas Babelaas wrote:Formosa Fitness wrote:The AP Guide in your second link is the best you'll ever find. When I worked at the papers many moons ago, I swore by it and had to guard it with my life. What makes it great is it's written by a veteran editor and he used actual examples of AP writing that got it right and many that got it wrong but went through anyway. Those examples made it gold.
FF, would it be suitable for a teacher like myself who's a novice to teaching News Writing? And would it provide suitable material in a step-by-step manner that would help in creating a course from scratch, with students fresh outta high school?
No, it wouldn't be suitable for that. It's for professional journalists to improve their craft.
For the level you're aiming at, Barron's "The Art of Styling Sentences," Strunk and White, and Arco's "How to Write Articles" might be better.