I can write well-developed and supported articles for a general audience and I can control my voice and style to write both in both opinion and objective journalistic styles.
I can do original research and conduct interviews to gather and create relevant information for writing. I can contact strangers and successfully gain their cooperation as interview subjects.
I can generate interesting and relevant writing ideas that can find an audience and contribute significantly to topics of contemporary interest.
I can research and evaluate the credibility of sources, and I can present information in an original way that respects and gives credit to the work of others.
I can use a variety of online tools such as email, online word processors, social media, search engines and content management systems to communicate, research, write, and publish my work using online conventions such as hyperlinking to sources.
I can find and select images that convey the topic and tone of my writing in a way that understands and respects copyright and fair use.
I can act as a leader in the classroom, assisting my classmates and helping direct our collective project.
I can use my understanding of the English language, written nonfiction genres and the needs of the audience to help develop and polish other writer’s work.
I can understand the needs of the brand and help maintain the integrity of our publishing project.