01 Feb

Get ready for Week 3

There’s a lot to get to next week — probably the biggest news is that the IS pitch deadline got pushed back from its original deadline Monday. Keep reading for details…here’s what you need to know for Week 3.

What we’ll talk about next week:
Universal principles, critical thinking, building stories
Lecture Monday 9:30 a.m. in Vilas 2195 (be ready for Quiz 1 starting at 9:30 a.m.)

What to do for Monday:
Do the Week 3 readings
Finish taking the Grammar and Style quizzes by the start of lecture
Check the #J202 hashtag on Twitter in addition to your regular news and information sources
Send me the BEST and WORST leads you’ve seen in the last week
Watch the Super Bowl ads — we’ll be talking about the them and the stories they’re telling (you can find them here too: admeter.usatoday.com/)
If you have some time, do the Savvy Citizen Quiz (this will be due start of Lab 2, Week 3 go.wisc.edu/j202spring2019savvycitizen — see below for more info)

What to do for Lab 1:
Finish your lead writing practice points assignment from Week 2

Individual story:
Your story pitch is now due at the start of Lab 2, Week 3 — we moved it back so you could discuss the IS with your TA in lab. Jesse and I will be giving you feedback on your story idea and approving it or suggesting you redo your idea
Your IS source list is due by the time lecture starts in Week 4

Portfolio blog:
Post your resume to your portfolio blog by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday

Professional practice events (remember you need to attend two, you can go to more for extra credit):
Monday, Feb. 4, 5:15 p.m.: Resume and Career Fair preparation, 5055 Vilas Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.: Internships in Communication information session, 5055 Vilas Hall

If you want to get ahead:
You might want to start or complete the Savvy Citizen quiz, which is due by the start of Lab 2, Week 3

You can take as long as you want to do it, and it’s designed to encourage you to look up what you don’t know. You’re not going to everything off the top of your head. That’s the point! But the answers to almost all of these questions are available with a Google search and sifting through some information.

Any questions? Please let me know — otherwise enjoy the warm(ish) weather, and I’ll see you Monday morning!