Apply critical thinking skills to evaluating news articles.

Week Three Learning Outcomes

This week students will:

· Apply critical thinking skills to evaluating news articles.

· Explain the inverted pyramid structure for article writing.

· Apply the writing planning process for developing a feature article.

· Apply investigative techniques for developing a feature article.


Assignment Due Date Format Grading Percent
Discussion 1: Read the News Day 3

(1st post)

Discussion 4
Discussion 2: Inverted Pyramid Structure Day 3

(1st post)

Discussion 4
Assignment: News Feature Day 7 Assignment 10

Week 3 – Discussion 1

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Read the News

Readers determine if they will read a story based on the headline. Once a reader begins reading an article, they will decide within the first two paragraphs if they will finish the article.

Read your local newspaper following the suggestions from Chapter Seven. You may use the website United States Newspapers (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to locate a local newspaper. Share the headlines in the newspaper that caught your attention. Did you read the articles? Did you start reading a story and then stop? Why or why not? Explain how a good writer captures and keeps the attention of the reader..

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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