Gathering reference materials


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Gathering reference materials

I talked about the technical tools that will help you write your articles. Now let's move on to reference materials that every writer needs. These exist in both online and paper forms, so you should use whichever you find most convenient. First are the old workhorses: a dictionary, so you can be sure you're using words correctly, and a thesaurus, which gathers together words that have similar meanings. I'll tell you the thesaurus in particular saves me on a daily basis, giving me alternatives when I start using the same word over and over.

Both the dictionary and the thesaurus come built-in on some computers and word processors, and they are available for free on the web as well. The next useful reference tool is a style guide. Strunk & White and the famous AP Style Guide used to be the most popular ones, but nowadays the Chicago Manual of Style is the one that I see used most often. Now, they put out a new edition every few years, so make sure you get the latest one. Also...

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