The whole course is based on 400 points.
If a particular exercise is worth 40 points, and you get 30 on it, you got 75%, or a B.
- Exercises (200 pts) -- Homework assignments, due about once a month.
- Portfolios (100 pts) -- A lab report (a 400-word news article, written in the third person, following all the principles of good journalism), richly-linked blog
entry (collecting your thoughts on the readings and other class activities), and "action item" (an active, concrete contribution to one of the class projects; action items might include a memo, a list of addresses you collected, the URLs of pages you "webbified" on the Setonian Online, a brief summary of a telephone interview you conducted, a marked-up rough draft, etc.) Due on the Monday after each printed issue of the paper
appears. Accordingly, the
four portfolio due dates are scheduled for
- Sept 24
- Oct 8
- Nov 5
- Dec 3
- Term Project (100 pts) -- Ongoing projects include a high school journalism contest and content for the new media journalism website. Includes an informal oral report (20pts), and a project portfolio (which includes a reflective essay (10pts) that quotes passages from the progress reports you submitted as part of your portfolios, a final evaluative reflection (10pts), a one-page handout (10pts) that includes tips and advice for students in future classes of EL200, and my assessment of your contributions to the project (50pts).)
- Final Exam -- An informal oral report and the final term project submissions are due during the final exam time slot.