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AP Style Quiz 2

As public relations professionals, it’s important to master AP Style. The Progressions Style Quizzes are designed to test your knowledge of word usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation as laid out in the PRSSA Style Guide and AP Stylebook. Take the quiz below to see how much you know about AP Style.

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How to Succeed at Something When You Don’t Have a Natural Talent for It

You spend hours on a test and get a lower score than the person who hasn’t cracked open the textbook all semester, or run daily at the gym only to be beat at the race by someone who rarely practices. So why can some people get by on natural talent, but you have to put […]

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November Twitter Chat Recap — Perfecting Your Prose: Best Practices for Writing in PR

Thank you to everyone who participated in our writing focused Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Mary Deming Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA (tweeting from @mdbarber), PRSSA National Publications Editor in Chief Krista Watson (tweeting from @watson_krista) and Vice President of Public Relations Joshua Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please […]

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AP Style Quiz 1

June has finally rolled around, and for many students that means summer vacation. Sure, summer vacation is great, but communications students have something else to look forward to: the latest edition of the AP Stylebook. New to Progressions this year are AP Style and PRSSA Style Guide quizzes. Questions will cover word usage, spelling, grammar […]

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I Got 99 Problems but a Pitch Ain’t One: Tips for Proper Pitching to a Publication

Whether you’re pitching the media on a story about your client’s next big campaign or trying to publish your masterful 3,000-word feature story, there are a few things you should know before you hit send on that email. Do Your Research This step is of the utmost importance. Don’t pitch to a publication you know […]

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5 Reasons to Write for Your Student Newspaper

With participation in student-run firms and internships taking precedence in the “free time” of public relations majors, writing for your school’s newspaper may seem like a waste of time, but I assure you it is not. This past year, I served as an editor of my school’s student newspaper, the Yellow Jacket. Through this experience, […]

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January Twitter Chat Recap: Write Right — Improve Your Writing Skills and Get the Job

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The Six Most Common PRSSA Style Mistakes

Branding is one of several foundational pillars that makes an organization go from great to exceptional. The practice insures and promotes consistency of written and visual elements across all platforms—both traditional and digital. With more than 300 Chapters, keeping a consistent brand across all Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a challenge. It […]

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