due_dates: September 2007 Archives
Any words I have mentioned in class or that you have encountered in your assigned readings are fair game for the quiz, but obviously if I have written my own definition and put it in the glossary, I feel it's extra important.
Rescheduled from Wednesday.
Complete an online exercise that simulates
covering a routine city council meeting writing a feature story. For Wednesday, read the "Nat Gruf Notes" material that is in the Handouts section of JWeb. A 400-word story is due in Turnitin.com by Friday.
(I'm going to put off the city council exercise until a bit later.)
The workbook, in two parts, is available in the "Coursework" section of J-Web. Due 5pm today.
I delivered most of the "Invisible Observer" content in class Friday, so this workbook has a slightly different focus. Open book, open notes, but please don't get help from each other.
Rescheduled from 07 Sep.
Coverage of SHU's Sept. 6 Opening Liturgy, or some other local event (arranged in advance).
One of the best ways to learn is by doing. We won't learn much about news writing unless we start writing news articles.
Length: 400 words. Submit to turnitin.com, 15 minutes before class begins. (You'll need the class ID and the password I gave out in class Friday.)
Do not simply list your questions and your peer's answers in the form of a Q & A. Use the Geist reading as a model. Tell a story, using brief quotations from at least three different sources.
What is unique and interesting about your peer? Why would anyone want to read an article about him or her?
Pay attention to:
- intensifiers (avoid simple ones like "very" or "the best/worst")
- sources (you did exchange contact information with your peer, so that you could continue your interview outside of class, right?)