Units Viii Table Of Dirty Tricks

Posted By Admin @ Feb 28, 2022


When you are writing a news story, you should decide what the focus is. Then you should begin with the basic facts of the story – the who, what, where, when, why, and how. Make sure the first sentence gives a clear statement of the most important facts. Afterward, include supporting details in order of importance. Keep your writing simple and use short paragraphs, one for each main point. The following guidelines should help you.

1. A brief, clear headline conveys information.

2. News reports are written in a factual tone, stating the events. The reporter tries to be objective and unbiased and does not state his/her personal opinion.

3. A lead is the opening sentence of a news report. It contains a clear, factual statement of what happened.

4. Include all relevant facts: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

5. News reports are divided into paragraphs of one or two sentences. Begin a new paragraph for each new speaker.

6. Reporters interview witnesses or experts and add quotations in their exact words. Since there is not room to write everything said, a reporter may state someone’s thoughts in an attribution, e.g., The principal felt this was an isolated incident.

7. News reports are organized with the most recent or important information near the beginning followed by background information or extra details that the reader needs for understanding.


Write your own news report from a photograph. You may choose any photograph printed in a newspaper, magazine or on the Internet. (you may not produce the same or a similar story to the one that already accompanies the article). Before you start writing, make sure the picture you choose is approved by your teacher. Be sure to include the following information in your news report:

• What exactly is happening in the scene?

• Why is this happening?

• Who is in the scene? What are their positions or titles?

• In this a local, national, or international story?

• What sort of follow-up news will there be?

• What has either person said?

• Are there quotations? Attributions?

• Who else might comment on this situation?

• What background information does the reader need to know?

• What are the consequences of this action?

• Is this a breaking news story or a follow-up to news?

Use the worksheet provided on the next page to help plan and organize your news report. Before handing in your final copy, complete the checklist to make sure you have organized your article correctly.


Brief, informative headline

Factual tone

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

Clear, complete lead

Short paragraphs

Quotations or attributions

Organized with recent news first, followed by background information


1.Good copy of News Report

2. Approved snapshot

3. Completed copy of the News Report Outline Worksheet

4. Completed Checklist for your news article

5. Rough Work and notes


Headline: (6 words or fewer)

The Modern Classroom

Lead: (what happened?)

In the modern classroom, we can see how all of the students are using a technological tool (laptop) to receive the lesson from the assistant Professor. However, this technological tool has turned out to be misused by some students by watching a movie during the class.

Fill in the Facts:


There are 3 students and 1 teacher which is Pamela Stemberg, an adjunct assistant professor of English at City College of New York


The scene took place in December 2019


The classroom’s scene has presented a set of a modern classroom where the students use the technological tool to receive in their learning process. However, some of the students were appeared to misuse the tool (laptop) by watching a movie during the lesson in the classroom. This has triggered a debate regarding the use of a technological tool for education.


The picture took place in December 2019


Some of students have appeared to watch movie due to they thought that the Professor would not notice their action. However, their action was caught by an assistant Professor. For this reason, many experts have been debating regarding the use of technology in education. Even though smartphones along with other technological tools have long been criticized as disruptions in the university classrooms. Yet, some assumed that when the tools are employed purposefully, many educators have discovered that they are really useful.


A number of professors as well as education professionals are realizing that instead of distract, purposefully applied tools have the capability to improve the students’ engagement, specifically the students who have learning disabilities, or those who are on the autism spectrum as well as for the students who accept English as their second language.

Background Information:

One important thing to be noted from this situation is that, if we block technology, then we might close all the access between the classroom and what is going on outside. Instead, if we could open up the opportunity and make the most use of technology within the classroom, then we would also give the access for the students to connect with the world and explore more knowledge as well.