This week we’ll have our first “official” grammar day and take a good, hard look at pronouns. What are they and what do they do for us? It may have been a while since you asked those questions. This topic will be one of the first we’ll examine together based on the results of your diagnostic test in January. We’ll use this site in class to work through some exercises together.
On Tuesday, we’ll use a wiki to combat one of the challenges students sometimes face in doing research: moving beyond Wikipedia to find more sources of information for media projects.
On Wednesday, we’ll test your on-deadline writing skills with an in-class newswriting activity. Sharpen your pencils (well, warm up your fingers) for some speedy writing.
On Thursday, you’ll stay cozy in your pajamas and do the online NewsU course “Sources, Verification and Credibility” while I travel to the Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication at Virginia Tech. I know you’ll miss me terribly, but I’ll at least ensure you have an educational experience in my absence.