English for Journalists; Chapter 9 – Words
Review: As indicated by Hicks (2013 p.120) “often a writer … adds a redundant word or phrase because they do not know the meaning of a particular word.” This is obvious in my case, and was an interesting concept to learn. I have always said ‘comprised of’ as I wasn’t aware that ‘of’ is redundant.
Review: The reason why I got this question wrong is obvious; I forgot to answer it! True was going to be my choice however.
Reflection: As much as I have enjoyed these quizzes, I’m relieved to have one less thing to worry about every week. These quizzes have been effective in reinforcing the learnings from the English for Journalists textbook. These quizzes have enabled me to pinpoint areas I need to focus on.
CQUniversity 2015, COMM11007 – Blog Activity Week 8 Quiz – Words, CQUniversity, Mackay
Hicks, J 2013, English for Journalists, 20th anniversary ed., Routledge, Oxon.