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  1. Since the beginning of this course my writing has changed infinitely. I have more style and I’m able to write with some flair. I think this is a strong contribution to my abilities as a student because it’ll help me in the long run when I’m writing different types of essays for colleges. Since this term I have improved considerably with the set-up of my pieces, and the amount of effort put into them. I really dug deep and tried to write so that people would find interest in what I had to say.
  2. In the future my goals for writing are to become more logistic in the way I set things up. I want people to read my writing and think of how organized and well-planned it was. I want to be able to write well in rhetoric, synthesis, and argumentative. That type of writing is important to me because I think it shows off more intelligence and gives readers a better sense of what you’re talking about. But I also think the type of style I’ve learned to write in for journalism will contribute greatly to my writing. This is because teachers I’ve had in English are always telling us to show ourselves in our writing, but to be professional about it. I feel like the things I’ve learned in journalism will help me to accomplish the goals of my English teachers.
  3. I like being a part of a creative team. Everyone in the journalism classes seems to get everything done on time; I know I did. I think it makes the final product bigger than what it would be on its own. It also creates more interest because everyone has something different to say, and everyone has their own style of getting a message across.
  4. I did well on getting my pieces in on time, and with better effort shown. I really thought about what I was writing, and I actually had more fun with what I was given. I made my writing have more flair and interest by taking my time and finding out the opinions of others, as well as discovering my own. By managing my time well and putting more effort into my final articles, they turned out pretty well.
  5. I think the amount of time you give us to finish our work is really great. I always feel like I have enough time, sometimes more to revise or make things better. The only thing you could do to make this class better is maybe making the computer room a little less cold!!





1. How has your writing      grown, changed, or improved since the beginning of this course?

Since the beginning of journalism I believe my writing has changed. Journalism asks for a different type of writing: it has to be informative, appealing, and interesting to the public all the time. No matter what type of article you’re writing you have to be thinking about others who will read your work afterwards. This has given me a new type of perspective when I write, and I believe this has added to my style. I’m also a lot more careful with grammar mistakes; I don’t want to give the editors too much work.

2. What are your goals      for yourself next term as a      newswriter?

As a newswriter I have three goals. I want to make my articles longer; a lot of the time I find I don’t want to write too much because I don’t want my work to become boring. But at the same time I feel as though I need more information for those who read my work! I also want to become more connected to the public; such as when I interview people, I want to try to get as much information as I can from them. And I also want to mix it up with who I interview. I need to get more integrated. Lastly, I want to think of topics that not only interest me, but everyone else. Sometimes I feel like my topics are lame; I need to get creative.

3. What are your goals      for yourself next term as a designer/photographer?

As a photographer I definitely need to get better pictures. I struggle with what kind of pictures to take when I interview people. As a designer I need to try to make my final article prettier. Indesign is still pretty new to me, so I really should start playing around with it more and understanding what kind of tools I can use to make my articles more professional.

4. What did you do well      this quarter? What do you want to improve on—and what action steps will      you take to make that happen?

I think I did well with getting all of my articles in on time, finding good information for my topics, and using the computer more. I’m not exactly savvy with a computer; a lot of the stuff we’ve learned so far has been new to me. I want to improve on my final piece and its look. I also want to get better with Indesign. I could probably start putting even more effort into asking questions to the J2s and getting a better idea of how I can improve my work.

5. FEEDBACK FOR MS. I.: What      worked well in this class?  What suggestions do you have for me that      will help me make this class better for future Journalism students?

I like the time limit you put on everything. It gives me enough time to get my work done and do it well. I also like the way you try to get everyone involved with eachother. I think in the future if you explained how to do certain things on Indesign further it would help a bit more! The J2s are great, but even they don’t know everything.

Cyberfolio Update

  1. Journalism: Cyberfolio Update
    FIRST HALFStudent: _______Morgan Williamson______________________

    Due date: ____________4/11/12________________

    Portfolio grade, this check only: ______


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