Do You Know Your Syllabus?

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Syllabus Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to see how well, if at all, you've read the syllabus for J4460-7460


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What portion of your grade will depend on your classroom performance (readings, blog, attendance, participation)?
    • A. 

      5 percent for undergrads, zero for grad students

    • B. 

      40 percent for undergrads, 35 percent for grad students

    • C. 

      10 percent for undergrads, 5 percent for grad students

    • D. 

      None. It's pass/fail for everything except stories published.

    • E. 

      15 percent for capstone undergrads, 20 percent for other undergrads, and 15 percent for grad students

  • 2. 
    On accuracy, your grade may be lowered if:
    • A. 

      You have more than one published correction

    • B. 

      You have one published correction

    • C. 

      You have a published correction AND you didn't do an accuracy check on the story.

  • 3. 
    The Missourian's mission is comprised of four key strategies. What are they?
    • A. 

      Immediacy, Enterprise, Community Knowledge and Conversation

    • B. 

      Immediacy, Multimedia, Web and Print, and Information

    • C. 

      Immediacy, Information, Databases, and Accuracy

    • D. 

      Accuracy, Speed, Delivery and Opportunity

  • 4. 
    Which of these is NOT a question when judging whether an anonymous source may be used?
    • A. 

      Does the source believe he or she will be harmed?

    • B. 

      Is the source hiding behind anonymity to take a cheap shot at an enemy?

    • C. 

      Is the source an official or other important person?

    • D. 

      Is the information absolutely essential?

    • E. 

      Is the story important enough to the health of our community to overrride the risk to the newspaper's credibility?

  • 5. 
    I have an important interview on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Can I miss class? 
    • A. 

      Yes, but we'll miss you.

    • B. 

      Yes, but you only have one more you can miss.

    • C. 

      Yes, but maybe I can reschedule the interview.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      Option5

  • 6. 
    The syllabus includes a statement on plagiarism. What constitutes plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Taking material verbatim from the morgue.

    • B. 

      Using material verbatim from the wire. Localizing wire stories is encouraged, but the wire service should be given a credit line.

    • C. 

      Using material from other publications without attribution.

    • D. 

      Using news releases verbatim.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Only one of the following is on your readings list. Which is it?
    • A. 

      Writing for Story

    • B. 

      Elements of Style

    • C. 

      Watchdog Journalism

    • D. 

      Writing Tools

    • E. 

      The Elephants of Style

  • 8. 
    According to the conflicts-of-interest policy:
    • A. 

      Political viewpoints shouldn't be public on your Facebook profile.

    • B. 

      You may not ''friend'' a source

    • C. 

      You may declare that you're against abortion, as long as you're not covering the issue.

    • D. 

      You may declare yourself a fan of Swafford's band "The Abusers."

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A and D

  • 9. 
    According to the Missourian dress code:
    • A. 

      I can't wear political T-shirts, but Mizzou gear is OK

    • B. 

      I can't wear Greek insignia if the letters are 6" or larger

    • C. 

      Designer jeans with holes are OK, but really old jeans with holes aren't

    • D. 

      Females shouldn't wear short-shorts on assignment or in the newsroom; males shouldn't wear shorts at all

  • 10. 
    The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications requires that all students graduate with these core competencies EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the audiences served

    • B. 

      Critically evaluate your work for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammar

    • C. 

      Understand and recite the acronym for the accrediting council

    • D. 

      Understand the principles and laws of freedom of speech