News articles should be judged in certain categories:
Does it have a catchy headline?
Does the first (topic) sentence explain the main idea of the story?
Is the piece written in the "third person" viewpoint (not using "I" "we" or "you")?
Are there important details in the later sentences?
Does the writer keep his/her own personal opinions out of the piece?
Question 2 / 5
Your Answer: Unanswered
HEADLINE: THE UNIFORM
After the end of every sports season loyal fans wait to see if their favorite players will stay on with the team or get hired away by rival organizations. As a player you will switch teams for lots of reasons. Sometimes you get more money, other times you'll like another "home town" better, or maybe you'll like a certain type of coach. You hope to wear a uniform that will take you to a championship.
A. If you think the headline is very catchy check the box. B. If you think the first sentence explains the main idea of the article, check the box. (Missed) C. If the article is written in "third person" (he/she/they/it) check the box. D. If the later sentences give more important details check the box. (Missed) E. If the piece is written without expressing the writer's personal opinion check the box. (Missed)
The title isn't very catch and the writer gave it a "second person" viewpoint.
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Question 3 / 5
HEADLINE: State Government Slaps Philly's Hand
What's up with the lawmakers in Harrisburg? Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter keeps trying to get tougher gun laws for the us, but NO! Over and over the crazy guys (in my opinion) at the State Capitol say we can't. It just doesn't make sense!
If you think the headline is very catchy check the box. B.
If you think the first sentence explains the main idea of the article, check the box. C.
If the article is written in "third person" (he/she/they/it) check...