Saturday, January 30, 2016

Phase 3-4

Hi all

Carrying on from last time... except this time we'll have time to talk about it in class!
Remember to check the list from a few weeks ago if you need something to write about!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In-class reviews

Hi all!

When you've finished the exercise, post your paragraphs here; make sure both your names are on it!

The goal is to do a quick comparison, but with specific examples, of two of your news sources; this way you get to study two sources different from your own.


Mr. H

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Phase 3, week 3

Hi all

As you're doing your posts this week, don't forget all the things you can also cover (see the list in last week's post.

For next week, you'll have that essay on JFK in the double period.
It's open notes, so don't stress out.
Remember the structure and essay elements that we talked about in class.

Second, please note that you also have to read pages 97 to 146 in Darkness at Noon for Wednesday.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Phase 3, week 2

Hi guys

A quick recap of the grading criteria: Check-minus if you you don't have BOTH the article topic and something about the angle or bias; check if you do both; check-plus if you manage to do both within one or two reasonably concise sentences.

Aside from that, here are the other things that you need to cover by the end of this phase:

  • Layout/presentation
  • Language; how complicated is it? Is it objective or judgmental? 
  • Audience: age, interests, political leanings...
  • Publication: country of origin, distribution area, international versions (i.e. europe.chinadaily, International New York Times).
Good luck!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Phase 3!

Hi all

Starting this week, we're moving in to phase three!

Phase three is a little different from the last two because we're also reading Darkness at Noon every week.

Instead of a full blog entry, you will need to give hyperlinks and a one-sentence description of what each source is saying and how (This requires reading it!)

Over the course of the six weeks, you will also have to give extra bits of information about the sources, which I will let you know about each week.