Journal Prompt: If someone wrote a story about your life, what kind of story would it be? What would its headline be?
1. Write two headlines for your current article. Use the following slides to help you write your headline for your current article:
3. Rough Draft Guidelines:
- 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)
4. Finish your rough draft and upload it to Canvas for the Rough Draft Deadline 2/12 assignment.
Submit your Rough Draft on Canvas (make sure it is in the Shared Drive; to get it uploaded to Canvas, click on "File" > "Download" > "Microsoft Word Document," then use the File Upload tab to upload your draft to the "Rough Draft 9/20" assignment on Canvas