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Travel Story Assignment

Name _________________________________

Value: 150 points

Due: Thursday, Nov 16

This is a 600 word feature story about a travel destination based upon interviews with two expert sources with credentials who are professionals who work at the destination. A person who has visited the destination is not considered to be an expert source. You may select from story ideas modeled after the examples given in the powerpoint lecture about travel writing.

Travel feature story idea modeled after examples in lecture       5

Includes two expert sources with credentials            5

Clearly focused theme    5

Correct word count at 600 words    5

Word count stated at top left above byline    5

All writing must be in complete sentences. Do not include sentence fragments.   10

Lede is Wall Street Journal formula with anecdote and nut graf.      15

Must include at least three direct quotes that are     10

strong,             5

relevant,          5

appropriately placed       5

correctly formatted.        10

There are attributions throughout.       5

Story must be developed with:

logical order of ideas       10

smooth flow                  10

strong transitions through the paragraphs of the story.        10

Story must have a strong closing.        5

No errors in fact        5

No errors in grammar       10

No errors in AP style      10

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