MC 2010 Midterm

MC 2010 Midterm - Midterm Study Guide Chapters 1 5 -...

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Chapters 1 – 5 - Journalism Strives for 3 things (chapter 3 pg 50) 1. Accuracy…. .most important facet of journalism 2. Clarity 3. Brevity = Concise - 4 Forms of sentence structure 1. Simple …..S-V-O. Most important because it utilizes s-v-o agreement. Alex wrote a letter to his friend. 2. Compound Alex wrote a letter, and he mailed it the next day. 3. Complex Alex wrote a letter that contained his confession to the time. 4. Compound Complex …..2 Independent Clauses & 1 Dependant Clause (hardly used/ lengthy) Alex wrote a letter than contained his confession, and he mailed it the next day. Clause – A group of related words that contain a subject and a verb Independent Clause – A clause that can stand alone in its meaning; an independent clause often functions as the main clause in the sentence Dependant Clause – A clause that serves as an adverb, an adjective or a noun in the sentence; a dependant clause cannot stand alone and maintain its full meaning. -We build sentences around powerful verbs that do not require adverbs & adjectives. - Dateline - The Where in a story - Active Voice vs. Passive Voice Active is most important…….verb describes action of the noun. Ex. John throws the ball. Passive is rarely used…. .verb describes action of the object Ex. The ball is thrown by John. Active is more direct and easier to follow.
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