Extra Credit Media Assignments
50 points of extra credit are offered each week in the form of essay assignments to students in all regular level classes. Although extra credit assignments are optional, participants must follow directions and academic guidelines just as they would for required assignments.
E.C. ARTICLE: Earn 25 points of extra credit by summarizing and interpreting a recent newspaper, news magazine, or cable tv article from the internet. Earn 50 points for two articles.
Where to find the articles: A current issue of the Los Angeles Times or the San Gabriel Valley Tribune is a good resource. A current issue of Time magazine, U.S. News and World Report will work. Many links to periodicals and news sources are found under the RESOURCE LINKS button in Beeken.net.
Step 1: Read the article, then follow the steps below. Cut out / print out the article.
Step 2: Title your paper E.C. MEDIA #X according to the assignment board . After skipping a line cite the following information: Author, Title, Publication, Volume-page (for magazines only), and Date. If the article is from the internet, the name of the website is the publication. An example is provided below for a magazine, newspaper, or internet article.
Douglas. "Global Warming and World Trade." Time. (Vol. 146, #10,
Page 41.) Sept. 4, 2009.
Iratani, Evelyn. "Uneasy Ties That Bid Across the Pacific." Los Angeles Times. Sept. 7, 2009.
Author Unknown. “Atlantic Fisheries Depleted” CNN.com. August 28, 2009.
Step 3: Write your summary and interpretation as outlined below.
Step 4: Make sure the report is in Essay Format, one and a half pages minimum length.
Step 5: Staple the article to the back of the essay page. If the article is printed from the internet, make sure the URL and date appear on the margin of the paper.