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Simple procedures are good. Giving students feedback is good. Put them together, and you get simple, immediate feedback on student headlines - and that's great.

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A lesson on headline writing, with a dab of self-esteem on the side.

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A collection of links by Dr. Larry Lorenz of Loyola University, from the Alsop brothers to Lincoln Steffens.

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Everyone is their own first editor, and it can be the hardest job of all. This exercise will give your students practice editing themselves.

DOWNLOADS: An editing journal

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Crossword puzzle fans are experts at finding synonyms. So here are threee puzzles designed to help students find just the right word that will fit.

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Focus on the key words to write a strong, specific head. Here’s a way to find them.

DOWNLOADS: How to pick out key words

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Grading headlines can be a subjective minefield. It's easy to flunk a libelous or incorrect head, but how to place a value on all the other things that can go wrong. Here's one approach.

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Tap students' creative juices by challenging them to out-do the masters of sensationalism.

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Poynter was created in 1975 by Nelson Poynter, chairman of the St. Petersburg Times. In 1978, he donated his controlling stock in Times Publishing Co. to the institute, which has become perhaps the industry's largest independent, nonprofit school for journalists.

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ACES was created by and for copy editors in large part to help them improve their skills and advance their careers. Training is at the heart of the organization's goals.

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NewsU.org offers more than 25 courses - most of them free - in several areas, including design, diversity, editing, management and multimedia reporting. NewsU is housed at Poynter and is funded by the Knight Foundation.

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At least, that's what the bosses keep telling Wayne Countryman, who offers these strategies on the ACES Web site.

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When colleagues began asking Joel Pisetzner at the Newark Star-Ledger how he wrote his headlines, he jotted down his ideas.

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Everyone goes blank once in awhile. John Schlander, a news editor at the St. Pete Times and an ACES member, has a few suggestions.

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A collection of good headlines from the ACES archive. They have a few years on them, but the classics never go out of fashion.

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Graphics are better if the artist and copy editor start with an idea for a headline. Monica Moses, deputy managing editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has a few other guidelines.

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You can vote for your favorite Headline of the Day at this Poynter site. You'll need to register, but it's free and safe from spam. Yep, the site isn't getting a lot of action, but that just means you can be the first in a long while to submit a headline.

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The urge to be clever is a powerful force. But if the headline really isn't clever, resist - and return to the basics of headline writing as offered by John Russial of the University of Oregon and former Sunday copy chief at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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