1. Practical – Photo Essay:
In the photo essay, I need to provide the caption for a series of 10 photos and tell a collective story.
Hope you will enjoy ‘a day in my life’ : https://storify.com/angiekuo/photo-essay
2. Practical – Headline:
As stated by Whitaker, Ramsey and Smith (2012, p.284), an appropriate headline summarises the story and attracts reader’s attention. Web writers suggest using short sentences in avoiding too many details and confusing words.
I tried to do some research on some news report websites, and made up three alternative headlines for the week 8 media release story as follows:
Headline 1:Craziest gang fight: Physical playfight became real violence
Exaggerate words and technique in contrast are used in headline aiming to grab reader’s curiosity.
Headline 2: Knife fight erupted between two cosplay gangs in FakeComicCon
If I am the reader, I will very curious about the information of the cosplay gangs fight.
Headline 3: Twelve cosplayers injured, real weapons at Brisbane Convention Centre
The headline states such serious incident involved many people and weapons.
3. Technical: Complete Quiz 10 – Punctuation
The topic of quiz 10 is Punctuation. The function of punctuation is to make writing easier to read (Hicks 2012, p. 73). I always neglect in using punctuation until it is frequently required to be used in university. In this week, I tried two times to get 100% correct.
An apostrophe is commonly used to mark the possessive, for example, Children’s books.
After doing question 9, I understand more about that, the apostrophe should be placed before the ‘s’ when there is the collective noun.
But in the other case in question 3, putting the apostrophe in the right place distinguishes singular from plural. ‘the girls’ party was fun’ – apostrophe after ‘s’ means the party more than one girl having fun.
Hicks, W 2012, English for Journalists, 4th edu, Routledge, New York, NY.
Whitaker, R, Ramsey, J & Smith, R 2012, Media Writing: Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations, 4th edn, Routledge, New York, NY.