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COM 351: First writing assignment

Your first assignment is to write a profile of a classmate. The assignment is due on one week.

Key elements of a profile include:

  • An interesting lead. You need to hook the reader right away. Try to capture the reader’s attention and then keep it.
  • Lively quotes. The reader needs to know you were there. You interviewed your subject. This isn’t some second-hand story taken from a press release or a web site. Continue reading

COM 351: Assignment #5

Your fifth assignment is a news story. The assignment is due April 5. You may do this assignment on your own or team up with a classmate. Elements of a news story, guidelines and tips are below.

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