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8.01 Final Edition

After carefully reviewing your notes from each module in the course, please answer the following questions:

Course Content
  1. Provide an honest assessment of your course notes: Are they consistently developed for each module? Are some modules strong, while others could use development?

  2. Using the list below, pick the three periods you enjoyed studying the most in this course:

    • Puritan (first segment)

    • Colonial (first segment)

    • Romantic (first segment)

    • Civil War (first segment)

    • Realism (second segment)

    • Modern (second segment)

    • Contemporary (second segment)

  3. For each of the three choices you selected above, provide one element which proved most interesting to you. For example, you might select a specific reading assignment from that period, or a concept you learned while studying that period.

  4. What are your three favorite literary titles from the course (such as "The Mirror" or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)? Your choices may be short stories, poems, plays, novels, or a combination.

  5. Based on careful review of your notes, and careful thinking about the course, share two key themes or ideas which seem to be present in different periods of literature.
Newspaper Creation
  1. Please provide travel directions and a map from your home to your local newspaper office. Your directions should include the cardinal and ordinal directions, total distance from your home to your local newspaper office, travel time, street names, and at least two landmarks.

  2. Please provide the following information regarding your communication with your local newspaper professional:

    1. name of newspaper professional

    2. title of newspaper professional

    3. type of contact (phone, email, or in person)

    4. date of contact

  3. Please share the answers gained from your local newspaper professional to the following questions:

    • What do you consider to be the three most important elements of a successful newspaper article? Please explain your three choices.

    • If you could read only one section of your local newspaper each day, which section would it be (front page, life/times, sports, local news, etc.)?

    • How important are images/graphics to the overall appeal of a newspaper? Can a newspaper be successful without images/graphics to support the news articles?

  4. Compose meeting minutes from your interview with the newspaper professional. Meeting minutes are a summary of what was discussed in a meeting. There are various formats of meeting minutes. Your meeting minutes should include the following components:

    • Date of meeting

    • Names of individuals present at the meeting

    • Summary of items discussed during meeting

  5. What would be a great name for your own newspaper? We like Virtual Times, but we know there are many other neat newspaper names out there. Please note your newspaper name should include at least two words. Some examples are:
    • Thompson Times

    • Learning Gazette

    • The Bloomingdale Beacon


8.01 Final Edition

Submit your responses to the 10 questions above as assessment 8.01 Final Edition.