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!