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Exercise: Editing for the web 04

This editing exercise involves reformulating a story written for print to one for the web. Below on the left is the narrative version of the story. On the right is the form that a web site for which you work uses to introduce the story. We can assume that the full narrative will be somewhere […]

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Exercise: Editing for the web 03

This editing exercise involves reformulating a story written for print to one for the web. Below on the left is the narrative version of the story. On the right is the form that a web site for which you work uses to introduce the story. We can assume that the full narrative will be somewhere […]

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Exercise: Editing for the web 02

This editing exercise involves reformulating a story written for print to one for the web. Below on the left is the narrative version of the story. On the right is the form that a web site for which you work uses to introduce the story. We can assume that the full narrative will be somewhere […]

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Exercise: Editing for the web 01

This editing exercise involves reformulating a story written for print to one for the web. Below on the left is the narrative version of the story. On the right is the form that a web site for which you work uses to introduce the story. We can assume that the full narrative will be somewhere […]

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Exercise: Writing headlines and summaries 02

This exercise includes two of the stories in exercise 7.4, page 187, of Writing for the Mass Media (7th ed). Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines and summaries for the web. Students: Write headlines and summaries for the stories below. You should read Headline writing […]

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Exercise: Writing headlines and summaries 01

This exercise includes two of the stories in exercise 7.3, page 186, of Writing for the Mass Media (7th ed). Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines and summaries for the web. More writing for the web exercises can be found lower on this page. Students: […]

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 04

Instructions Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines for the web. Headlines, in the words of Jakob Nielsen, should be “pearls of clarity.“ Students: In the spaces on the right, write headlines for the stories below. You should read Headline writing for the web before starting […]

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 03

Instructions Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines for the web. Headlines, in the words of Jakob Nielsen, should be “pearls of clarity.“   Students: In the spaces on the right, write headlines for the stories below. You should read Headline writing for the web before […]

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 02

Instructions Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines for the web. Headlines, in the words of Jakob Nielsen, should be “pearls of clarity.“   Students: In the spaces on the right, write headlines for the stories below. You should read Headline writing for the web before […]

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 01

Instructions Instructors: The purpose of this exercise is to provide students with some practice in writing headlines for the web. Headlines, in the words of Jakob Nielsen, should be “pearls of clarity.” Students: In the spaces on the right, write headlines for the stories below. You should read Headline writing for the web before starting […]

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Exercise: Learning HTML tags 02

Name Course Section Date Instructor   1. I can’t decide whether I should go to California or Florida. Insert bold tags for the names of the states. Type the entire sentence.   2. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee of Monroeville, Ala. Insert italic tags for the title of the book. Type […]

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Exercise: Learning HTML tags 01

Name Course Section Date Instructor   1. I can’t decide whether I should go to California or Florida. Insert bold tags for the names of the states. Type the entire sentence.   2. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee of Monroeville, Ala. Insert italic tags for the title of the book. Type […]

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Answers: Subject-verb agreement 04

1. The mass media have become pervasive in our society. Media is another of those words that has maintained its Latin origin. This is the plural form and should have a plural verb. The singular form of media is medium. 2. The president and his advisor was up early to deal with the crisis. Compound […]

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Exercise: Subject-verb agreement 04

This exercise consists of 10 sentences. For each sentence you should decide if the subject agrees with the verb. If so, type the word “Correct” in the space below the sentence; if not, write the sentence correctly in the box below it. Follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link appears […]

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Answers: Subject-verb agreement 03

Subject-verb agreement exercise 03 1. Laughter and joy always punctuate the child’s shrieks. Compound subjects joined by the conjunction “and” usually take plural verbs. In this sentence, “laughter” and “joy” are the subjects of the sentence. 2. Neither the team nor the coach was satisfied with the victory. Compound subjects joined by the conjunction “or” […]

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Exercise: Subject-verb agreement 03

Name This exercise consists of 10 sentences. For each sentence you should decide if the subject agrees with the verb. If so, type the word “Correct” in the space below the sentence; if not, write the sentence correctly in the box below it. Follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link […]

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Answers: Subject-verb agreement 02

1. Either of the two boys have the ability to make the team. Words such as none, anyone, everybody, each, either, neither and one are singular when used as subjects in a sentence. In this case, either is the subject of the sentence, not boys. The verb “have” is incorrect; it should be “has.” 2. […]

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Exercise: Subject-verb agreement 02

This exercise consists of 10 sentences. For each sentence you should decide if the subject agrees with the verb. If so, type the word “Correct” in the space below the sentence; if not, write the sentence correctly in the box below it. Follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link appears […]

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Answers: Subject-verb agreement 01

Subject-verb agreement exercise 01 1. None of the members of the first team are playing in the fourth quarter. Words such as none, anyone, everybody, each, either, neither and one are singular when used as subjects in a sentence. In this case, none is the subject of the sentence, not members. The verb “are” is […]

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Exercise: Subject-verb agreement 01

Name This exercise consists of 10 sentences. For each sentence you should decide if the subject agrees with the verb. If so, type the word “Correct” in the space below the sentence; if not, write the sentence correctly in the box below it. Follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link […]

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