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Exercise: Writing headlines and summaries 02

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

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 • Read More »

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Exercise: Writing headlines and summaries 01

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

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: • Read More »

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 04

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

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 • Read More »

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 03

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

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 • Read More »

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 02

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

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 • Read More »

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Exercise: Headline writing for the web 01

May 21, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, headlines, teaching journalism.

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 • Read More »

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Answers: Subject-verb agreement 03

May 20, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, teaching journalism.

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” • Read More »

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