Want to write better heads? Key words and active verbs help, but the best tactic is to practice. Try your hand at stories published in papers across the country - and then get the inside story from the original editors on how they wrote their heads. To get the story on the "Sticks" head above, go to the last item on the Study Tools page.
Help your students prepare for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund editing test by letting them practice on actual exams from previous years. You can also use the tests as classroom exercises. Answer keys included, as well as information on how the tests are graded.