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Journalism II Syllabus

Journalism II

 

Journalism II is designed to improve students writing, reporting, editing, publishing, and critical thinking skills. Students will investigate, report, write, edit, and publish for the school newspaper.

 

COURSEWORK

 

Monthly issues of Hopewell Hi-Lites

Writing and editing exercises

Layout and design

 

GRADING SYSTEM

 

Grades are based on a total points system. Students earn grades through class work, articles, layout, and editing.

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

           

I expect that you will

 

1. Represent yourself with honor

2. Respect others

3. Take responsibility for your present and your future

4. Strive for excellence in all that you do

5.Follow the rules in the school handbook

6. Arrive before the bell with all necessary materials

7.Maintain a posture of attentiveness

8. Avoid distractions and distracting others

9. Set aside all drinks, food, electronics, and non-instructional objects

10. Use all instructional time as an opportunity to improve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

1.    Two articles per issue

2.    Three edits per issue

3.    One editing exercise per issue

4.    One reading assignment per issue

5.    Design one page

6.    Copyedit one page

 

Deadlines

 

Issue One

                        Rough Drafts September 9th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments September 17th

 

Issue Two

                        Rough Drafts October 7th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments October 20th

 

Issue Three

                        Rough Drafts November 4th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments November 12th

 

Issue Four (color magazine one article each)

                        Rough Drafts November 20th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments December 5th

 

Issue Five

                        Rough Drafts January 20th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments January 28th

 

Issue Six

                        Rough Drafts February 12th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments February 20th

 

Issue Seven

                        Rough Drafts March 11th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments March 19th

 

Issue Eight

                        Rough Drafts April 7th

                        Final Sections and all other assignments April 15th

 

Issue Nine (color magazine)

                        Rough Drafts May 1st

                        Final Sections May 18th

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