I posted your test grades to Sakai. The average was low (79), so I curved them.
Have a nice Memorial Day weekend!
Due to our tight schedule, we still need to have quiz 3 on Tuesday. The quiz will be 10 questions ONLY on the readings due that day (Chaps. 5 & 19).
There is good news, though! We will only have one day of class next week (Tuesday!). Monday is Memorial Day, and I am giving you Thursday off to work on your EHST stories (which we will discuss in lecture Tuesday).
See you tomorrow!
Nice job on the press conference with Mr. Allen today. You all asked some excellent questions.
Remember, you need to get at least two more sources for a story that you will turn in at the start of lab next Tuesday (May 31). Your story should include at least three direct quotes.
Remember to keep your story focused – do not write about all of the responsibilities of Mr. Allen’s department.
In Lab 6 you’re going to be interviewing a classmate and writing a personality profile. We will be covering this process in lecture Tuesday.
Here are a few samples of profiles for you to look at:
This one, from the St. Petersburg Times, is a bit lengthy, but it’s a great read.
In Lab 5, you will be writing a news feature on deadline based on information you receive from your lab instructor. That story will be your graded assignment for Lab 5.
To help you prepare for that deadline writing assignment, write five feature ledes. Be creative, have fun, but also remember to be appropriate to the topic.
After writing the ledes, select one, and write a 4-5 paragraph story, which should include the quote and contact information for the summer camp. Your story should also include a nut graf, summarizing the point of the story.
You will turn in this assignment during lab on Tuesday, May 24.
Write your story and ledes based on the following information:
On Monday, you will turn in a list of questions (typed) for our speaker, Kenneth Allen, emergency management coordinator for the University of Florida. This will count as quiz 2.
Before writing your questions, make sure you visit the Risk Management Office Web site for information about what Mr. Allen’s office does. This will help you to construct thoughtful questions.
Bring two copies of your questions to class. You will turn in one for a quiz grade. I will be grading you on the thoughtfulness of your questions. It should be apparant that you have thoroughly researched the website.
Have a great weekend!