JOUR 2103 Syllabus Spring 2016.docx

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JOUR 2103: Writing and Editing Tutorial and Lab Spring 2016 Professor Linda Leavell Lab assignments: Section L10: 10-10:50 a.m. Monday, Umphrey Lee 283 Section L20: 12-12:50 p.m. Monday, Umphrey Lee 283 Section L30: 10-10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Umphrey Lee 283 Section L40: 12-12:50 p.m. Wednesday Umphrey Lee 283 Phone, email and office: 214-417-7719 (cell), [email protected] , Umphrey Lee 207 Course objective: This laboratory course will focus strictly on proficiency in grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style, considered the foundation for all future journalism instruction. The majority of the students’ lab time will be spent testing through a series of quizzes called Newsroom 101. Each week, you will be asked to familiarize yourself with sections of the AP Stylebook, working from A to Z, with particular attention paid to certain key rules. Additionally, you will learn a separate grammar or punctuation lesson. The Newsroom 101 quizzes will reinforce what you have learned. Learning objectives: Students who complete this course will: Exhibit proficiency in the basic skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling Understand the scope of the AP Stylebook and the rules that govern basic journalism Be able to write coherently using AP style Course requirements: Students MUST come to the first day of class with a copy of the AP Stylebook, either hard copy or electronic, preferably no older than the 2014 edition. For more about purchasing the book, visit SMU Journalism Tools ( ) and go to the section called “Writing and Editing.” The AP Stylebook is widely available at the SMU bookstore. Recommended: A second grammar reference book. Several are listed on SMU Journalism Tools (SJT). Or you may select one that you prefer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Everything You Need To Know About Newsroom 101: Working your way through a series of electronic quizzes will comprise the bulk of your lab time. You must remember your logon, so record it somewhere. Please read these instructions carefully for enrolling in Newsroom 101. You will be expected to have completed this task before you arrive for the first class meeting. You also will be expected to finish Quiz 1 before the first class. To enroll , go to the Newsroom 101 home page at: In the right column, click on "Access: Find Your Section" and choose your section from the list. ==> Be sure to enroll in the correct section! Work completed in the wrong section cannot be transferred.
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  • Spring '16
  • Linda Leavell
  • AP, Style guide, Associated Press

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