Syllabus Fall 2019 (pdf)
Introductory grammar video: "Ross's Big 5." Learn grammar in a (virtual) outdoor classroom.
The 10 Commandments of Logic.
Weird Ways of News: an online textbook.
Ross's Durable Dozen: Twelve classic principles for professional writers in mass media.
Writing reviews and critiques.
Reporting speeches and lectures.
Writing personal essays.
Writing strong leads.
Framing and focus.
Writing based on an interview: Ross's top 10 tips.
English: the packrat's dream. Ross's five top controversies of English grammar.
10 Common Typographic pitfalls
Includes keystroke combinations for quote, dash, and other substitutions.
"A Few Rules."
How they used to look: famous mass media, 1674-1974.
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