I sort of like the andreneline rush in trying to capture breaking news. I agree with Katie L. about the confusion in trying to list the names and their quotes. I thought it was really tricky of Jerz to juxtapose the revelation of the hostage's name "Sarah Johnson" with "Pharon Johnson's" confession (turning himself in) and crying reaction.
The five W's and how really helped me to sift through the jumbled facts, and gave me a structure to follow.
When I wrote my article in lab, I didn't know how to differentiate which Johnson said or did what. To solve this problem, everytime I mentioned the hostage, I used her full name instead.
Once I understood the gist of the newsworthy story, I was able to sequester relevant quotes and information from irrelevant ones. Today's class was 'riveting.'Posted by Michael Diezmos at October 21, 2005 1:57 PM