MEDA 110 or Writing for Print Media is a three-unit course where you'll learn how to write for different print media formats in various communication contexts. It will also supplement your course in print media production. You must have taken and passed MEDA 101 Media History, Development, and Theories before taking this course.
The class meets twice a week (for an hour and half per session) over a 16-week period. While classified as a lecture class, you'll mostly be involved in writing exercises leading to your final print media portfolio.
By the end of the semester, you're expected to be quite proficient in writing copy for different print media formats in various communication contexts. Specifically, you're expected to:
To help you achieve these objectives, you may refer to the following references (listed below) as well as other resources you may find in the University Library or in online sites:
You'll be assigned readings from the list of references above (and from other sources), and you're expected to have read these prior to class discussions and exercises. Aside from these activities, you'll also pair off with a classmate to critique each other's drafts as part of the peer writing exercises. Your revised output from peer writing exercises will compose your final writing portfolio.
Points will be deducted from your score for written assignments that are submitted late. Works that are found to be plagiarised will be returned for revision (only one revision allowed), and revised works will be considered as late submissions.
Your final grade will be computed from the percentages earned from the following:
Aside from your academic requirements, you're also expected to attend not less than 80% of class sessions. You may refer to the Student Handbook regarding policies on attendance, academic dishonesty, and other concerns.
You'll accomplish these requirement as the class take up the following topics:
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Using your MEDA 101 references, prepare for a class discussion or quiz by reviewing the following topics:
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