JOURNALISM HOMEWORK ALLEY
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HW #26 CHOOSE and WRITE FOR HW ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Editorial. (100 points). Choose a position about your topic and follow the format to write an editorial. Imagine that you are a group of editors at your paper. No I, no byline, and proper execution of the form. 500 words Profile. (100 points.) Highlight someone you met along the way that is related to your topic but isnít really perfect for the fit of the whole piece. Write a 600-1000 word profile. 500 words News Story. (100 points) Using the Inverted Pyramid, find a NEWSWORTHY story that is related to your piece. 500 words
HW #25Work on propaganda. HAnd in both ads at end of class.
HW #24Feature Due at turnitin.
HW #23Conduct your interviews and begin writing the final trends feature. Combine your research paper, survey results, survey qualitative responses, interesting feedback from your interviews, and your opinion( withouth using "I") into an interesting feature. You may opt to leave your subheadlines in to help you organize. Aim for short paragraphs and aim for one direct quote or statistic for each paragraph (roughly).
HW #22Please write out all your interview questions and begin interviewing where possible. Remember, to receive full credit (100 points) for this part you must show me the questions and notes before and after interviewing. Remember: TWO authority sources and THREE students.
HW #21Continue with Implications Analysis.
Also, please identify who you will need to interview for your trends story: you will need TWO AUTHORITY sources and THREE STUDENT interviews. These are not hte one liner quotes from your surveys. THese are lengther and meant to help elaborate on your trends. Once you know who will be interviewed, create meaningful questions for each. No more than 10 questions for each. You will ask and listen and take notes, please don't expect them to write.
HW #20Please complete administering ALL your surveys and TALLY all the responses,a fter organizing your piles by either gender, age, or yes/no. Count and tally for all by next class. We will be writing the Implications Analysis next class.
HW #19Please begin administering your surveys. The sooner you get them completed, the better as you will be able to use next class to tally rather than survey.
HW #18Please pick up your folder with your 80 surveys. You will find a folder with your name on it on my desk in the English office. Save 17 for your journalism class. Start getting the others filled out. Please read my memo carefully:
HW #17Complete your survey for HW and be sure you have saved it or emailed to school. Print a copy for the start of class. It is likely that you will have to revise 1-3 times, so please be prepared early!
HW #16Finish your research paper. Be sure your subtopics are clearly labeled. Organize your ideas into readble prose. Aim for short, concise paragraphs and one direct quote or statistic per paragraph. Cite within the paragraphs ("According to....") AND have an MLA alphabetically orgazined by author last name WORKS CITED page. Please submit to turnitin.com by next class.
HW #15Having identified your FIVE or so research categories for your topic [such as Background/History, Statistics, Present Status, In the News, Pros, Cons, Prevalent opinons, etc.], find and READ at least FOUR articles/sources/sites that provde you information for these categories. Under each category, re-write and/or direct quote the research. Be sure to cite who provided you with EACH fact or opinion and create a WORKS CITED page using ezbib.com.
Next class you will smooth it out into readable prose.
HW #14Finalize your Trends Topic. Write a paragraph proposal that defines the topic. Using the Internet, find out TEN facts about your topic. Write them down and use MLA citing to attribute your sources. (2 points for each fact + 2 points for each correctly formatted citation for each. See www.ezbib.com for a no-brainer easy A. Surf the Iternet and find MULTIPLE sites. Cross reference what you find among several sites to help ensure that your information is correct. Be sure to cite as you go! I will collect this at the START of class.
HW #13Finish Review 2. Layout.
HW #12Complete the descriptive wirting about the meal you ate for next class. Food Critic Prelim (This version is slightly different than the one I gave in class but it's the same idea.]
HW #11Use search.yahoo.com to reveal the truth about Stephen Glass. Find out 1. How was Stephen Glass characterized by the media when his fabrications were exposed in 1998? 2. What are journalists saying about him today? 3. What has Glass' own reaction been to the storm of controversy he stirred up? Be sure to CITE specifics and sources in your written responses. SYNTHESIZE the material into short paragraphs responses for each.
HW #10Please select your MY TURN topis and complete the outline in the packet or adapt the outline to suit your piece. Even if you already have a college essay, map out the parts in outline form so we can add/subtract.
HW # 9Please hand in all the PEER EDIT SHEETS from peer editing day. This is how your peers receive classwork credit.
Don't forget about your weekly Magazine Outside Reading assignment. These are 20 points per week.
We will begin a Personal Experience Feature Unit on Tuesday. Think about events, people, and/or values that are important to you.
HW # 8PHOTOS: Please either email or bring in photos of yourself that will help your partner illustrate you for his/her profile about you. Remember that not all photos can be accessed from school (i.e., Facebook), so email them ahead of time.
MAGAZINE: Bring in your outside reading magazine to use as a template for your layout. If you do not supply one, I will give you Time.
REVISE: Use your peers' comments to revise your profiles one last time. Please submit a double spaced final draft with 1 peer edited version and all the peer edit sheets. This is how your peers get credit for their efforts, so please don't forget! The final, revised draft of your profile piece is due and needed at the start of class electronically (that means on the computer). You will need in MS Word (not saved in an email) to use for our layout.
****If you did not have your profile ready for class, please contact your classmate and peer edit. Copy and paste Peer Editing the Profile into a Word document, fill it out and send it back to the writer this evening with enough time so they may revise. All peer edits will be submitted by the Writer, not the editor, for credit.
HW #7Please have the people in your life complete the questionaires your partner created and return them in class. These will be outside sources/quotes for the profile piece about you! yay!
Please work on your profile piece. You should the bulk written out so I can offer you . Aim for concise paragraphs that include one quote. Include the otuside sources. Use interesting language!
Don't forget about your weekly Magazine Outside Reading assignment. These are 20 points per week.
HW #6Please create questionaires for your subject's "authority sources" (parents, coaches, siblings, friends, etc.). Three-five solid questions with space to answer. Neat, presentable, professional!
Work on your profile piece. Be sure to have it emailed/flashdrive to work on in the lab next class. You should aim to have an outline and about a page written (minimum).
HW #5You've met your partner, chatted, and found some interesting focal point. Please write TWENTY or more good questions that will help explore this glue further. Try to have the subject recount past experiences, find out his/her philosphy, impact, etc. No yes or no or banal questions. I will check that you completed these questions.
Don't forget to submit your outside reading response by Monday! This should be your SECOND submission.
HW #4If you haven't already completed this week's Magazine Outside Reading Response , DO IT NOW! Please submit your response to turnitin.com. I will grade them weekly out of 10 points. Late submissions lose points daily. To receive full credit, be sure to use the questions as guidelines and write a full page single spaced and complete them for each Monday. DO NOT FALL BEHIND! Not only do you lose points, but it becomes overwhelming and tedious.
Think about our first big assignment. What kinds of questions will you need to ask to get your glue? Write down 15-20 starter questions: Profile a Peer Assignment. I will check that you completed these questions.
HW #3Complete the Find a Feature Assignment.
Don't forget! Your Magazine Response Log is due every Monday on turnitin.com! DO NOT FALL BEHIND! Not only do you lose points, but it becomes overwhelming.
HW #2Please write a news story about an event you witness firsthand (not on TV). It does not have to be "newsworthy" as we defined it (although it would be nice if it were, but it DOES have to be in inverted pyramid form used for hard news stories. Please be sure to follow the guidelines established in class. You will share your story in class.
HW #1Please find a NEWS STORY that uses the INVERTED PYRAMID FORMAT we discussed in class. Print/clip it. On loose-leaf answer: 1. Cite two reasons you are convinced this is a news story in the inverted pyramid. Be specific and highlight the proof on the story itself. Please register at turnitin.com with our class. The class ID is 3795523 and the password is gokturk. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.
Ms. G's Handouts and Useful Links
Editorial and Op-Ed Stuff
In-depth Report Stuff
Journalism (General Concerns) Stuff
Letters to the Editor Stuff
Literary Journalism Stuff
News Story Stuff
Outside Reading Stuff
Web Site Stuff