Journalism Final Exam
Block 2: Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 10:00 – 11:30
Block 4: Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 10:00 – 11:30
Block 5: Thursday, Jan. 22 from 8:00 – 9:30
Final Exam Assignment
For your final exam, you will be writing your “best” article of the semester. Use the
checklist to make sure that your article is edited and ready for publication. You can start
working on your article now. You need to turn it in by the end of your scheduled exam
time.
Submit your articles to Google Docs and FLOW by the end of the exam time.
Please let me know if you have any questions. The key to success here is getting out
there and reporting. Talk to people. Find a story to write that matters. I have to be
honest…I have pretty grand expectations of these articles. I want them to inform me,
make me laugh, make me cry, move me to do something, etc., I want to see your best
work here.
The final exam article is worth 300 points.
The rubric is on the back of this sheet. Use it.
Final Journalism Article Rubric
Name:
Put your initials in the boxes that best describe your work.
Excellent
Good
Okay
(A)
(B)
(C)
The article’s purpose
is clear and extends
beyond you.
At least three sources
in the article.
Reporting and
research is evident.
Expert voice is in the
article.
Gives specific
examples/details.
Avoids
generalizations.
Article is factchecked and true.
Every quote has an
attribution.
Uses third person.
Article starts in a
specific moment in
time with sensory
details.
Sources are not
friends/family.
Always capitalize
proper nouns.
Titles are in quotation
marks.
Mechanics are solid
(sentence/paragraph
structure, spelling,
etc.,)
AP style is followed
(no Oxford comma,
proper date format,
etc.,).
At least two, singlespaced pages of
transcription.
Poor or
Missing
(D or E)
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