The other day I came across the Newsroom 101 website. It’s a site that will put your grammatical and writing skills to the test. They have thousands of free exercises, tutorials and general helpful information for anyone looking to make a living as a writer, especially journalistic writing. There are grammar, usage and punctuation exercises, AP Stylebook quizzes, Newsroom exercises and more.
Just for grins I decided to take a few of the Newsroom tests. I never took journalism in school and never had a desire to work in a newsroom but I thought it would be a hoot to see how much I’ve learned over the years.
Time to Get Back to Learning
After taking a couple of the tests, I’m fully amazed that I earn as much as I do writing online. I’m still licking my wounds from the assault I took in trying to get through a few of the exams. I’m not a quitter, but I think I need to do a little more studying, reading and learning before I go back for round two.
The site is a great resource and I recommend it to everyone looking to earn money online. As a matter of fact, I think one or two of our favorite CEs from a site that I won’t mention might learn a few things from Newsroom 101 as well.
To end this post as I began it…don’t take writing advice from me!
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.