2.5.09 Class Assignments

LAB WORK 2/5/2009

DEMONSTRATION WORD PRESS III

We will review some of the class members’ destinations at wordpress.com. As time permits, students may use the balance of the period to research information on the web and create a new blog posting.

If you have not done so, I need each class member to send an email to the instructor <bneville@uab.edu> with the web address of their blog. My address is <http://wgn3@wordpress.com&gt;. This is the class blog and you might want to bookmark it since assignments will be posted there. You blog address will be in a similar format <YOUR_ID.wordpress.com>.

ASSIGNMENTS ONLINE @ http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073526142/information_center_view0/

IN CLASS TODAY 2/5/2009 (Print Out and Hand In)

eWorkbook Exercise – eliminating passive voice — Exercise 3-4.1

eWorkbook Exercise —  Eliminating redundacy — Exercise 3-4.2

eWorkbook Exercise – Revising wordy sentences — Exercise 3-4.3

eWorkbook Exercise —  Simplifying sentences — Exercise 3-4.4

eWorkbook Exercise —  Simplifying sentences — Exercise 3-6.1

eWorkbook Exercise —  Punctuation — Exercise 3-6.5

eWorkbook Exercise – Grammar exercises — Exercise 3-6.2

HOMEWORK (Email to Instructor or Post Online BEFORE the next class by NOON 2/12/2009)

1. BLOG ENTRY – Write a blog entry on your personal blog. This entry should describe what you hope to do or accomplish with your blog. Specifically, what TOPIC (politics, health, sports, entertainment, religion, your neighborhood and so on) will be covered in your blogs. If you recall, I asked each class member to consider and decide on a topic that will blog on. This is the time to tell me.

2. WRITING EXERCISES

eWorkbook Exercise – Rewriting a lead — Exercise 3-2.6.  Email to bneville@uab.edu

eWorkbook Exercise —  Identifying types of leads — Exercise 3-2.7. Email to bneville@uab.edu

eWorkbook Exercise —  Avoiding cliches — Exercise 3-4.5. Email to bneville@uab.edu

3. AP STYLE EXERCISES

Read and study the section in Chapter 3 of your text on Associated Press Style. Then complete the following 10 exercises and email them to the instructor by completing the section at the end of each exercise with your name and my email address: bneville@uab.edu

eWorkbook Exercise on basic AP style:
Exercise 3-5.1
Exercise 3-5.2
Exercise 3-5.3
Exercise 3-5.4
Exercise 3-5.5
Exercise 3-5.6
Exercise 3-5.7
Exercise 3-5.8
Exercise 3-5.9
Exercise 3-5.10

3. BASIC EDITING EXERCISE

Read and study the section in Chapter 3 of your text on Basic Editing. You can download the story file in Word format for editing. Submit the completed file as your lesson. Then complete the following exercise and email it to the instructor by completing the section at the end of each exercise with your name and my email address: bneville@uab.edu

eWorkbook Exercise —  Editing exercise — Exercise 3-6.3 . Email to bneville@uab.edu

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6 Responses to “2.5.09 Class Assignments”

  1. Lauren Ashworth Says:

    I got a little confused with the directions for this excersise:

    Read and study the section in Chapter 3 of your text on Basic Editing. You can download the story file in Word format for editing. Submit the completed file as your lesson. Then complete the following exercise and email it to the instructor by completing the section at the end of each exercise with your name and my email address: bneville@uab.edu

    *Does this mean to download the story text, edit it, and email it to you as the final assignment? Or are there more editing exercises that go along with this?

    Thanks! -Lauren Ashworth

  2. ldebben Says:

    yea it wouldn’t let me send it to you through my email, i don’t know why.

  3. Jonathan Dinkins Says:

    I was a little confused with Lauren about the assignment on Chapter 3, could you please email me to clarify what we are suppose to be doing?

  4. ldebben Says:

    yea also i tried again sending the 3.2-7 and it won;t let me send that one and i’ve tried like 4 times to send it!

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