- What does he/she want to do for a career?
- Why did he/she take this class?
- Something else interesting about the person from your talk.
Syllabus: on Blackboard
Create a WordPress.com account
You will create a 60- to 90-second interview. Interview an interesting person and edit the interview into a concise package.
Interview your partner about what their best memory or accomplishment has been in college so far (pretend grandma is going to watch this, though).
Then get a close, medium, and wide shot of them doing something on campus. Also, get a few shots of campus without your partner in the shot.
The largest of four comprehensive universities within the Connecticut State University System, CCSU enrolls about 8,500 full-time and 4,000 part-time students. Of these, about 10,000 attend as undergraduates, and 2,400 as graduates.
Students comprise 42 percent of the School of Arts & Sciences enrollment (5,300).
Female students account for 48 percent of the undergraduate student population; males, 52 percent.
CCSU is richly diverse: about 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage; African American students comprise more than 8 percent of the student body; Latinos, nearly 8 percent; and Asians, almost 3 percent.
Create an infographic of your resume using Photoshop.
Embed your infographic in a blog post with a paragraph setting it up. Write an SEO friendly headline, too.
You will have next class to work on this. I will provide feedback over the CCSU infographics next class.
– Subheads and chunking
-SEO in titile
-Put in category
-Quotes are the spice of the story
-“Use a comma if you continue a sentence,” Chiara said. “Use a period if the sentence ends with the closed quotation mark.”
-Simple errors — editing
With your partner, create a native ad for this article. You should both submit yours on Blackboard.
Feature Writing 101:
– Be objective. You are the narrator, not the main character.
– Write in third person. Do not use: I, you, we, our, etc.
– Write a lead that hooks the reader. Should be one sentence.
– Use quotes and attribute them. Start the sentence with the quote and then use said. Example: “This challenge is the real deal,” Chiara said.
– The first time you write the person’s name, use the entire name. After that, use their last name throughout. Example: Adam Chiara is the best mac and cheese cook in the world. Chiara loves mac and cheese.
– Hyperlink if possible. Especially, if it will clear up confusion or gives more context.
– Check for spelling and grammar. EDIT in layers.
Interview your classmate, and write a 500-word story about why they came to CCSU, and profile who they are as a student.
– follow the feature writing 101 rules
-include a picture with a caption
-use relevant, useful hyperlinks
-use the aesthetic techniques we’ve learned for creating a good visual post
-make a slide show with 3-5 slides using creative commons pics. The slide show should follow the instructions from the previous slide show assignment
-put the post in a category
Homework: Write a 500- to 750-word feature story on your blog.
The story can be a profile of someone (cannot be a family member or friend – you won’t be objective), about an event, or profiling a business/organization.
-follow the feature writing 101 standards
-include at least two original quotes recorded by you
-have at least one original picture shot by you (use the techniques we’ve learned in class) and include a caption with it
-include relevant, useful hyperlinks
-make a slide show with at least 5 slides. The slide show should follow the instructions from the previous slide show assignment
-incorporate other lessons we’ve learned in this class about aesthetics, SEO, etc.
-be put in a category on your blog