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 Post subject: Stylebook latest
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:25 am 
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Also, how many points do we win toward the first prize [a new bicycle] if we memorize them all.
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 Post subject: Re: Stylebook latest
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:53 am 
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"Best I can do."

You could spell-check.


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 Post subject: Re: Stylebook latest
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Some j-schools, incredibly, required students to memorize the stylebook for some unfathomable reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Stylebook latest
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:59 am 
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Never required, and always discouraged, memorization when I taught editing. I did test 'em on their ability to look up answers to stylebook questions, hoping it would instill the habit of keeping the book nearby at all times.


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 Post subject: Re: Stylebook latest
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Quizzes were always open-book. That was the point -- to know how to look stuff up.


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