Final grades and unsubscribe

Hello, all! I wanted to let you know that grades are done! I have included all extra credit, critiques, homework, etc.

Just so you know, I do not inflate grades in any way, as it is against university policy. An 89.5 is an A, etc.

To ensure you are not getting these class emails next semester, make sure you unsubscribe from the website. You can do this in one of two ways:

  1. On your email notification, there is a link at the bottom that says “unsubscribe.” Follow the directions from there.
  2. On the website itself, look at the widgets on the right-hand side. Locate the one that says: “You are following this blog.” Click on the “manage” link, and follow the instructions to unsubscribe.

I really enjoyed having all of you in class this semester. I hope you have a wonderful break, and I wish you great success in your future classes.

Hope to see you again in class!


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Missing name

I received a make-up quiz with no name on it. If this is yours, email me ASAP.

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For Thursday…

Thursday –

  • Revised homework due
  • Critiques due (if you didn’t already turn them in)
  • Make-up quiz due
  • Project conferences – bring materials to show/work on
  • Reminder – final projects are due to MyClasses by Dec. 12, 11:59 p.m.

Project materials:

Professional Development

  • SPJ elections – Dec. 7, 8 p.m., TE 226A
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Quiz make-up

Need to replace a low quiz score? Here’s your chance: complete the following out-of-class activity (DUE THURSDAY – I will not accept these via email or late):

  • Find 10 AP style errors around campus/town
  • Snap a picture
  • Print (on computer paper)
  • Circle the error, then correct it
  • 1 error = 10 points
  • You can circle and correct more than one error per photo
  • You will only get credit if your corrections are right!

Here an example:

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Here are the questions for your in-class critiques today.

Here is the vignette photo for the first one:

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Here is the journalistic photo for the second one:

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Last-minute extra credit opportunity

SPJ has decided to have two meetings this week to wrap up the semester:

  • Tonight, 7 p.m., TE 380 – members meeting (open to all)
  • Thursday, 8 p.m., TE 226A – SPJ mid-year elections (open to all)

Thanks, and see you all tomorrow!

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Homework for Tuesday

Here are the instructions for parts one and two of the homework assignment, due Tuesday. Please print everything out, along with this rubric, to turn in at the start of class.

You will construct a photo essay on the theme “Life at Salisbury University.” To do this, you will produce three vignettes and three journalistic photos with captions.

How you chose to illustrate this theme is entirely up to you. It could center around athletics, residence life, academics or be a mix of all aspects of campus life. You may also use a campus-related event to demonstrate life at SU. Whatever the theme, it all needs to fit together cohesively.

For part one:

  • Get portraits/candids of three people
  • Interview each one to provide a statement-evidence-quote vignette for each (4-6 sentences)
  • Ask questions to appropriately tie the theme together

For part two:

  • Get three candid journalistic photos
  • Interview your subjects, and provide detailed captions for each (2-3 sentences)
  • Ask questions to appropriately tie the theme together

Please remember, these may not be friends, family, co-workers or classmates. You will receive a 20-point deduction if it is discovered that you have acted unethically.

I don’t normally do this, but because there were so many visuals that went along with both of this week’s presentations, I will make them available to you for review, both here and in the handouts tab:

Good luck!

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