Please follow these instructions closely. Read your article at least once for each step to double-check and fix any issues.
1. Make sure you have at least three sources in your article. Double-check that you formatted quotes correctly. Use this Formatting Quotes Cheat Sheet.
2. Address any of your outstanding comments and suggestions. Don't just resolve them.
3. Find and replace any instances of: I, you, we, our, unless it's in a quote. Keep to third person.
4. Find any sentences that could bee seen as opinionated (unless they are part of a quote) and change it to factual (back up what you are saying with sources or restructure your sentence).
5. Double-check that you backed up everything you say with appropriate and credible sources.
6. Come up with a shorter and a longer headline. Make sure that both headlines contain a verb. Add your headlines to the top of your article. Center your name and your title (Reporter) below.
7. Break your article into smaller paragraphs. Check that you are beginning a new paragraph with each new quote or change of source/thought.
8. Make sure your transitions to give interview quotes context work. Do not re-use the questions you asked in your interviews. Instead, give some background or explain the issue this quote is addressing.
9. Check your sources: Did you introduce them including their title or grade level and full name the first time, then refer to them by last name only any other time you mention them again.
10. Run your article through Grammarly. Proofread your own work at least twice before submitting it on Canvas (Deadline 10/6 Final Draft) and on the Team Drive in the correct WL Issue 2 folder and section.
- Final Draft due (both on Canvas and on the Team Drive) by 11:59 p.m.