Classwork and Homework — Jan. 11

J3117 - Spring 2018

Hi all. I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you today, but as I don’t want to continue to spread the cold and flu, I think it’s for the best. Despite the fact I’m not going to be there, I do have a few things I need you to do. We have a ton of things to get through, and I don’t want us to get behind.

  • First: Edit your grammar assignment using the answer key Grammar Answers [PDF] and the “track changes” feature in Word. Finish this by the start of Tuesday’s class. Don’t know how to do that? http://bfy.tw/Fzgf 
  • Second: Read chapter one of “The Process of Writing News”: https://processofwritingnews.wordpress.com/chapter-one-reporters-audiences-and-news/ 
  • Third: Complete the AP Style homework by the start of next class (Jan. 16). Upload your answers as a Word document and place in the “Homework” folder. AP Style Homework [PDF] Not sure how turn a PDF into a Word document? Umm. Google it.
  • Fourth: News quiz on Tuesday. This will be a five-question deal, taken from the most important news items from the last week. That is, items from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16. This can be local, national, international news. I also reserve the right to ask sports, arts and other general interest questions. Basically, read as much as you can.

Finally, one of your classmates said she has started a WhatsApp channel. I strongly suggest you join that so you can ask one another questions. Please ask your colleagues first about deadlines, class procedures and the like. If there is disagreement, or if you still have questions, then ask me directly.

BUT, you should feel free to reach out to me if you feel you’re not getting a particular concept, are stuck with getting ideas or have sourcing problems.

Have a good weekend and I’ll see you Tuesday.

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