I have already provided the Project One information via this blog, but here it is again:
Here is the checklist/rubric. (This is being given for the first time.)
Bring your finished draft of your article to class Tuesday, along with two copies of the checklist/rubric for two different classmates to fill out.
Keep these things in mind: This project is 20 percent of your final grade.
You start with 100 points.
– 2 points = grammar and punctuation errors
– 2 points = AP style errors
– 2 points = spelling error (Deducted both for misspelled words and typos.)
– 10 points = Failure to make a deadline, which means turning in anything late. Additional points will be deducted for assignments turned in more than one day late
– 10 points = Factual error. This includes inaccurate information and errors or typos in proper nouns, numbers, addresses, dates and quotes.
– 20 points = You will receive 20 points off for using your friends, family members, employers or work colleagues as sources for stories that require your own reporting.
– 20 points = You will receive 20 points off if you cover an event or meeting for a group with which you are affiliated.
The checklist/rubric goes into more detail about other point values.
Please go over the checklist/rubric carefully before turning in Project One. Your final version will be due at the start of class Thursday, Nov. 5, but the peer-editing is necessary; if you don’t turn in those checklists from your peers, you’ll get 10 points off.
Remember to also turn in the names and phone numbers of your sources, or you’ll get 10 points off.
You can get 5 extra-credit points if you get your article published in a publication like The Daily Times or The Flyer. Just let me know where I can find it!