Write any type of story but within the guidelines given– news, feature, profile, travel.Story does not include all sides, multiple opinions.Story expresses the writer’s opinion, editorializes. ___ Reporter “talks” to the reader. (Uses, I, we, you)

It can be It can be any type of story – news, feature, profile, travel.

All the resource from the first day of class are available to you on Canvas. I would advise all to look at all of the Explore options in section K.

I would advise all to go through the check list before turning the story in.

Remember: Journalism is all about being CLEAR, CLEAN, CONCISE, COHESIVE because there is no CLUTTER.

 

GRADING RUBRIC

THIS STORY IS DUE AT 4 p.m. on Nov. 14

Automatic deductions

Story is not at least 550 words Deduction: 25 pts.
Story is late Deduction 50 pts. 

GRADING RUBRIC

Automatic deductions

Story is late: Deduction 100 pts. 
Does not have at least 550 words: 25 pts.
Names or key information are wrong: Deduction 25 pts. 
Does not contain 3 sources (2 must be quoted): Deduction 25 pts. 
Fairness/Personal Opinion

___ Story does not include all sides, multiple opinions.

___ Story expresses the writer’s opinion, editorializes.

___ Reporter “talks” to the reader. (Uses, I, we, you)

Writing Excellence

___ The lead does not draw interest OR summarize.

___ The story does not have smooth transitions.

___ Story omits key facts.

___ Story is not concise, clear (sentences, paragraphs too long).

___ Story has more than one needlessly passive sentence.

___ Story uses a cliche, slang, jargon, confusing terminology.

___ Story has bias, stereotypical or sexist language

___ Story uses redundant wording, repeats information.

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, AP Style

___ Story has more than 3 AP Style errors.

___ Story has more than 3 grammar errors.

___ Story has one or more spelling errors.

Quotes, Sources, Attribution —

___ Quotes are not properly punctuated.

___ Information is not properly attributed to sources.

___ Sources are not identified by first and last names on first reference.

___ Sources are not properly identified on second reference.

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GRADING CRITERIA

If you have no automatic deductions. …

3 or fewer checks: 90 to 100

4 to 6 checks: 80 to 89

more than 6 checks: 70 to 79any type of story – news, feature, profile, travel.

All the resource from the first day of class are available to you on Canvas. I would advise all to look at all of the Explore options in section K.

I would advise all to go through the check list before turning the story in.

Remember: Journalism is all about being CLEAR, CLEAN, CONCISE, COHESIVE because there is no CLUTTER.

 

GRADING RUBRIC

THIS STORY IS DUE AT 4 p.m. on Nov. 14

Automatic deductions

Story is not at least 550 words Deduction: 25 pts.
Story is late Deduction 50 pts. 

GRADING RUBRIC

Automatic deductions

Story is late: Deduction 100 pts. 
Does not have at least 550 words: 25 pts.
Names or key information are wrong: Deduction 25 pts. 
Does not contain 3 sources (2 must be quoted): Deduction 25 pts. 
Fairness/Personal Opinion

___ Story does not include all sides, multiple opinions.

___ Story expresses the writer’s opinion, editorializes.

___ Reporter “talks” to the reader. (Uses, I, we, you)

Writing Excellence

___ The lead does not draw interest OR summarize.

___ The story does not have smooth transitions.

___ Story omits key facts.

___ Story is not concise, clear (sentences, paragraphs too long).

___ Story has more than one needlessly passive sentence.

___ Story uses a cliche, slang, jargon, confusing terminology.

___ Story has bias, stereotypical or sexist language

___ Story uses redundant wording, repeats information.

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, AP Style

___ Story has more than 3 AP Style errors.

___ Story has more than 3 grammar errors.

___ Story has one or more spelling errors.

Quotes, Sources, Attribution —

___ Quotes are not properly punctuated.

___ Information is not properly attributed to sources.

___ Sources are not identified by first and last names on first reference.

___ Sources are not properly identified on second reference.

————-

GRADING CRITERIA

If you have no automatic deductions. …

3 or fewer checks: 90 to 100

4 to 6 checks: 80 to 89

more than 6 checks: 70 to 79

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