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Getting Started

First-day Survey – Use for Blackboard Journal

Course Contract – Sign and return to continue

General Class Policies –  expectations, obligations

Beat Choices – required in all of Sitton’s writing courses

Course Syllabi

Modern Media Literacy (2013) – Are you using media or being used? (online)

Communication Writing (3033) – Basic traits of published work

Reporting (3013) – in-depth info for media writers

Intro to Public Relations (3023) – in-depth info for business writers

Feature Writing (3043) – in-depth info for freelancer

Special Topics: Travel Writing (399V)

News Editing (4033) – improving the product

Seminar: Comm Law & Ethics (4243) – learn accountability

Seminar: Literature of Journalism (4243) – The Greats

Seminar: Newspaper & Magazine Design (4243) – better communication through design

Public Speaking (1023) – learn the basics

Publications Lab (2211) – practical experience

Internships (425V) – Real-world experience

Independent Study (198V) | 479V Sr. Writing Project (3979)

Campus Matters

Campus Calendar – check conflict

Academic Calendar, Course Schedules, Final Exams

Campus Map and Location – Know here, there, too!

Emergency Manual – What to do when the unexpected occurs

Assembly – meeting minutes

Faculty/Staff homepages and directory – Contact professors

Student Organizations – contact information

Student Handbook – Know your expectations

InfoTech – Submit work orders

The Writing Center – Find help with writing problems

Foliate Oak – The best in campus poetry and literature

Library & Technology Center

Bookstore – Purchase books, supplies

American Democracy Project

Wandering Weevil Wheels – bike across campus

Campus Dining – Grab a bite to eat

comp4Storage: Dropbox | MediaFire

Math: Calculators | GPA

Media Production

Lab Hours – when can you use it?

Macs, Word – quick keys, helpful hints

News Values – Base news on these

Interviewing Guide – beginner’s help

Photography Primer – every article needs art; learn the VERY basics.

Fog Index – Use it to K.I.S.S.

Life RAFTS – Five rules of journalism

Jargon Buster – learn the lingo of the pros!

Write Right

Writing Help!

Article Format – Use for any article

AP Stylebook – “The Journalist’s Bible” — online subscription, used in every media course

AP Cheat Sheet – subject index

Attribution – Why we use “said”

Active Voice – Use it to punch up your articles.

Phrase Placement – Appositives, split infinitives and parallel structure.

Journalese/Redundancies – remove these distractions from your work.

Punctuation – Without it, you don’t have a point.

Siler’s Writing Recipe – Simplicity rules!

Spell Check? – Sure, but it won’t catch everything.

Grammarly – automated tutor, prevent plagiarism

-30- Journalist’s end-mark


Communication major | minor – What must you take to graduate?

Learning outcomes – what  to expect

Arkansas GenEd course transfers – What typically transfers from other state colleges/universities

Catalogs – when did you start?

Forms – including Blackboard shells, courtesy of Academic Affairs

University of Arkansas’ 5-Year Academic Calendar
Speech Help

Most Often Mispronounced English Words, Phrases

American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches of 20th Century

The 35 Greatest Speeches in History

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