Week 16 (30/11): We’re nearly there!

“Burning My Candle at Both Ends” by gfpeck is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0


First, a quick news quiz.

Your assessments are now due, today you can work in class to complete them.

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Week 15 (23/11): The light at the end of the tunnel

“The Light at the End of the Tunnel” by C.P.Storm is licensed under CC BY 2.0


It’s nearly end of term, hopefully you can see the light glimmering at the end of the tunnel.

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Week 14 (16/11): The End

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Sally Adams explains in her book that a feature should offer a satisfying conclusion. She says features often end with statements or quotes; less commonly with anecdotes and descriptions; rarely with questions. My advice: avoid the question ending at all costs – it should be left to experienced writers!

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Week 13 (9/11): Diving in – Starting to write your story


The lead.

‘It’s no good standing there at the beginning of an article flexing your muscles. Just do the old handspring right away.’

                      – ‘Cassandra’, Daily Mirror

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