Style was the topic of quiz 11. The blog task sheet we were given this week said to read chapter 11 of Hicks english for journalists. I am fairly certain they meant Chapter 8, as 8 relates to style and 11 relates to figures.
Anyway, I read chapter 8 and received 9/10! That is my best score yet. Question 10 was the wrong answer, it was a simple true or false. I guessed the answer, and surprise! I got it wrong.
I really enjoyed reading about style, and I believe that as I have progressed through this course I have developed my own writing style.
Headlines must be “riveting, in order to capture the reader’s attention”(Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith 2012, p. 284). The original headline used was FakeComicCon Investigates Incident. It was purely factual, and not very exciting.
Alternative headlines for the media release story:
Stormtroopers vs. Wolverines leaves 2 critically injured.
- It tells who was involved and how many were injured.
FakeComicCon ends in bloody tragedy.
- This headline could offend people, however it is very catchy.
Four arrested at FakeComicCon.
- Shows how many have been arrested, and where. However it doesn’t say why they were arrested.
Whitaker, W, Ramsey, J & Smith, R 2012, Media writing: Print, broadcast, and public relations, 4th edn, Routledge, New York, NY.
Quiz 10….Punctuation again. And I got 7/10 again!
The only question I didn’t understand was Question 5. I still believe it should be anything but d.
Quiz nine was all about Punctuation. Reading the text left me feeling a little confused. I never realised there were so many rules, and that I haven’t been applying them to my work.
I received a 7/10 on my first attempt. Which seems to be a reoccurring habit…
I got stuck on the last question:
I re-read the text, and it didn’t make sense at all. I read the feedback and that helped.
Chapter 11 of Wynford Hicks focused on figures. The chapter discusses that being numerate is just as important as being literate.
On completing quiz eight I received 7/10 on my first attempt. The question that confused me the most was number seven.
I thought by saying (Between **and**) in the question they meant the numbers read: Between 1914 and 18.
On second attempt I received 10/10.