Eleven quizzes down and 100% on each! That is a pretty good feeling.
I think the quizzes were a great learning tool, they made sure that we were on track by testing our knowledge on a certain chapter of the text.
The quizzes that I found hardest were ; quiz 4 (reporting speech) and quiz 3 (grammar: 10 common mistakes). Not only did I find these the hardest, but if I recall correctly I attempted the quizzes without reading the text first. Which was obviously a mistake, as all the answers lie inside the text.
I must admit I never received a perfect score on the first attempt…three weeks in a row I received 7/10 on every first attempt. The easiest quizzes would have to be Punctuation. There were two weeks worth, and I think by the end of both I had a firm understanding of where I should put a full stop!
The Media Writing course has improved my writing capabilities immensely. I think, that not only my grammar, but my writing style has developed over the courses duration. To be honest I was a little nervous about starting this course, I thought that I would not enjoy it one bit. I also thought that my marks would be horrible. Proved me wrong! This would have to be my favourite course this term, and one of my best marks.
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.
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.
I found quiz seven to be very interesting. I enjoyed reading about words in chapter nine. There was one question that I found tricked me on my first attempt of the quiz:
After reading the feedback I realised that the word comprise means include, so the ‘of’ was not necessary. I can remember a few assignments when I have used the word ‘of’ when it probably shouldn’t have been there…
Without reading the text book first I got 5/10…
I went back and read the text, and read the feedback under the wrong answers. I then attempted the quiz again.
Second attempt got me a 9/10…
The question that I kept getting wrong was question seven.
I had to go back to the text book and re-read the section. I realised that practice was a noun and practise is a verb…
Week five! How you’ve creeped up on us so fast! The fifth quiz is about punctuation, and after I read through the third chapter in the text I was amazed. I had no idea about the 10 common mistakes, and it was interesting reading about them. I finally scored 12/12 after the third attempt.
The two questions that I struggled with the most would have been:
Question sixes correct answer was b. After I read the feedback I understood why placing the word common in-front of the word bond is unnecessary. However, I choose option a the first time because I believed there could have been a different type of bond other than a common one…
Question seven, I had to go back to the textbook and look this one up. I found that it was funny that it was classified under ‘pronoun abuse’. After I read the section I understood why it should have been ‘me’ and not ‘I’.