It will be a Word (.doc) file in which you will write your responses.
When you have finished writing your responses, please change the file name to your last name (for example, if your name was John Smith, you would name it smith.doc or smith.docx) then upload it to turnitin.com before Tuesday, November
18 8 at 11:59 p.m. Instructions for submitting to this site can be found here. Because the turnitin website will generate an alert for duplicative work (that is, anything that is not your original writing), you must properly cite any quotes you use—whether from the textbook or from any other source.
This exam covers the topics presented in the first six weeks of class.
The exam consists of ten questions—each worth ten points—that should elicit brief essay-style answers. Your responses will be graded on how thoughtfully and completely they answer the questions, using specific examples from your assigned readings, the lectures, and news events. Spelling and grammar will also be considered.
You can best prepare for this exam by being current on your reading assignments (Chapters 1 through 4 in Kovach and Rosenstiel and Chapters 1 through 5 in Gillmor) and by reviewing your notes for lectures 1 through 6.
Here is an example of the type of questions you will see in the exam:
From the list below, what information neighborhood might you be in when you’re on YouTube? Explain your answer, using specific examples from the course, to illustrate you understand the differences between neighborhoods.
- Raw Information
- All of the above
Good luck, everyone!
You can download these instructions here.