1. Read page 49 in Inside Reporting. After reading, read one of the following stories (choose the one in the same section as you are about to write for), copy/paste it into your Google doc for today and for each paragraph, leave a short comment on what each paragraph contains/what its function for the story is.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
2. Read page 50 in Inside Reporting to help you decide which structure you want to use for your story.
3. Outline your story in your rough draft document, so you know which part goes where and have a plan of how you want to structure your story.
4. Finish your interviews and research.
5. Start writing your story.
Rough Draft Guidelines: (Due: Friday, February 1, by midnight)
- Length: 500 words
- MUST contain at least 3 primary (interview) sources and 2 secondary (research) sources
- Start a new paragraph with each change of topic or new quote
- Quotes should be direct quotes or indirect quotes:
- Direct Quote Example: "[What your source said word for word]", said [title] [First Name] [Last Name].
- Indirect Quote Example: [Title] [First Name] [Last Name] said, [summary of what the source told you])
- Avoid using "you", "I", "we/us" and other pronouns that aren't third person.
- Example: Instead of: Many of us think... say: Many students think...
- Avoid opinionated language UNLESS you are writing an opinion or review piece
- Make sure your story starts with an engaging lead and ends with either a quote that sums up the issue, an outlook into the future, or where to find more information. Opinion or review pieces can end with an overall verdict or a call to action
- Rough Drafts MUST be complete stories. We can't edit incomplete stories.
- MUST be run through Grammarly (include your screen shot in your doc)
6. Exit Ticket: In the document where you annotated a story you chose for bell work, list the following:
- 3 things you've accomplished today.
- 2 things you are going to do next period to move toward finishing your rough draft.
- 1 question you have that you need help with.
- Turn in on Canvas: annotated story and exit ticket
- Rough Draft due: Friday, February 1, 2019