[Edprof] Newsroom 101 - if your students need practice in grammar and AP style

Gerald Grow ggrow at longleaf.net
Thu Apr 18 17:29:19 PDT 2013


Colleagues,

Please forgive this advertisement. It may be of value to some of you.

Do you have students who need more practice with grammar, usage, spelling and AP style than you can provide in your course? Newsroom 101 has helped many professors with this problem.


What it is. Newsroom101 is provides intensive, repetitive practice with immediate feedback to help students learn journalistic style outside the classroom. It uses a mastery approach, so that students must earn at least 90% on each 10-item instructional quiz in order to progress to the next one. They must earn at least 80% on the periodic review quizzes.

You can choose your assignments from 2,288 instructional items arranged in 124 graded units under the categories of AP Style, Grammar, Punctuation, Word Usage and Spelling. To give students a realistic measure of the standard they will be expected to meet, the Dow Jones grammar tests since 1998 have been included.

You also have the option of assigning a pretest and posttest.

Newsroom101 records student grades and provides several ways you can track student activities on the site. The cost is $19.95 per student, either paid by students through Paypal as they enroll or in a single payment for the whole class for the semester.

For full information, please see our home page at: 

http://newsroom101.net

Look especially under the menu headings of “Professors” and “Info” for ideas on how to use Newsroom 101 with your course.


Preview Newsroom101. Faculty members are invited to preview Newsroom101 for a week free by going to the site below and signing up. You'll need to use an address where you can receive the confirming email.

http://newsroom101.com/tryout

 
Signing up. If you would like to require your students to sign up for Newsroom 101, fill out the request form on the home page. We will set up a section for your course and enroll you for free. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 
Gerald Grow
Retired Professor of Journalism
Newsroom 101
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