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Reading & Comprehension

Read punctuation, comma splice, commas, semicolons, abbreviations, capitalization, contractions, dates, ellipses, italics and numbers.

Read reports, investigative reports and research.

Assignments

Website Evalutation: Evaluate five websites using the checklist under FOR A WEB SITE on pgs. 489-90. Each evaluation should be a 100-200 word paragraph that is informative and sufficiently detailed. Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.

Website Memo: Locate two webpages that advertise a similar product, service, or industry. Analyze the elements each webpage uses, comparing their strengths and weakness. Then write a 250-word memo to me explaining which is the more effective and why. Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.

Investigative Report: Following the model on pg. 299, write a 500 word, single-spaced investigative report on one of the following topics, gathering information pertinent to the topic from the Internet and presenting that information in the report: [1] your recommendations on the best lodging options in your area for out-of-town guests; [2] which of two auto repair shops you would recommend to a friend; [3] which of two charities you think is more worthy of support. Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.