Week 15 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks/Preparing for Final Exam

May 2
Today we’ll discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

Interview with Rebecca Skloot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsDkAwjiT1Q

Rebecca Skloot on writing and structuring the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXRhoA46-eA#t=39

Review for final exam
The final exam will be held during regular class time on Dec. 6 Please bring your Associated Press stylebook. You will have 75 minutes to complete the test.

Reporting Jeopardy

Your final project, posted to eportfolio, and all rewrites are due in class May 9.

Review for Final Exam:

Review the Associated Press Stylebook here.

You should be familiar with newsmakers from the past few months. To review you can look over:

New York Times news quizzes since February

You should know how to:

  • Punctuate quotes
  • Write numbers (ages, addresses, millions, thousands, percentages, dimensions like height)
  • When to use a hyphen
  • When to use singulars and plurals
  • Possessives/plurals (its/it’s, their/they’re, your/you’re)
  • How to write names of states, street names, titles
  • You should know that businesses, agencies, boards take a singular pronoun (Chevron opened ITS new headquarters; the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hold ITS meeting)
  • Which/that
  • Affect/effect
  • Lie/lay
  • Further/farther
  • Who/Whom
  • Comma splice
  • Its/it’s



About rkanigel

I'm an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where I teach Introduction to Online Journalism, Reporting, Newswriting and other courses and advise Golden Gate [X]press, the student newspaper. I was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years and I've written for many magazines and websites, including TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Prevention, Health, Reader's Digest, lime.com and CNN.com.

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