Writing for Purpose Grammar Exercise

Sentences to correct

Microsoft have been steadily increasing investment in intellectual property, and claim to be making it more widely and cheaply available.
Microsoft has been steadily increasing investment in intellectual property, and claim to be making it more widely and cheaply available.

Joe Bloggs was found guilty of stealing a marrow at Plymouth Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Joe Bloggs was found guilty of stealing a marrow at Plymouth Magistrates Court yesterday.

Alot of shareholders have been selling their stock; because of the chairman’s resignation
A lot of shareholders have been selling their stock because of the chairman’s resignation.

Whom would you think are exhibiting at the show?
Who do you think is exhibiting at the show?

Driving around a bend, the tree hit his car.
Driving around a bend, his car hit the tree.

Unemployment conditions in the south might be as bad, if not worse than, any in the north.
Unemployment conditions in the south might be as bad as, if not worse than, any in the north.

President, Bill Clinton, said the incident is a disgrace.
President Bill Clinton said the incident was a disgrace.

Bulgarian childrens’ food is different than English.
Bulgarian children’s food is different to English children’s food.

The packed lunch comprised of sandwiches, cheese and biscuits and coffee.
The packed lunch comprised of sandwiches, cheese and biscuits, and coffee.

To be a good subeditor, one must have patience with PC’s and learn to use your eyes.
To be a good sub-editor, you must have patience with PCs and learn to use your eyes.

The criteria for choosing financial advisors should be independence, not friendliness.
The criteria for choosing financial advisors should be based on independence not friendliness.

There are less people using public transport now than ever before.
There are fewer people using public transport now.

The vice chairman wrestled with a six foot man eating shark.
The vice chairman wrestled with a six-foot, man-eating shark.

There were less applicants for the editors job than anticipated.
There were fewer applicants for the editor’s job than anticipated.

Mr Jones said his company has acheived its success in his time as chairman by combining their quality products with inventive internet marketing.
Mr Jones said his company had achieved its success in his time as chairman by combining its quality products with inventive Internet marketing.

Their going to hate this
They’re going to hate this.

Its a quiet time for the Rolling stones, though there new album should draw attention.
It’s a quiet time for the Rolling Stones, although their new album should attract attention.

Between you and I, Fred’s work was better than Jim, who did not even try.
Between me and you, Fred’s work was better than Jim’s, who didn’t even try.

“Thank’s very much”, Sheila said, “I never wanted to cause trouble”.
“Thanks very much,” said Sheila, “I never wanted to cause trouble.”

I am the oldest of three boys, but my brothers are already as tall as I.
I am the eldest of three boys, but my brothers are already as tall as I am.

The companies profit was lower than planned. So it has put off building a new plant in Shrewsbury.
The company’s profit was lower than expected, so it has postponed building a new plant in Shrewsbury.

Due to bad weather the bus who’s driver is always happy, has been cancelled.
Due to bad weather the bus, whose driver is always happy, has been cancelled.

Following the argument, he packed his bags and went even further away
Following the argument, he packed his bags and went away.

Tony Blair said he would try and lower inflation.
Tony Blair said he would try to lower inflation.

The newscaster inferred by his body language that troops had blocked his entry to the country.
The newscaster’s body language inferred that troops had blocked his entry into the country.

The fire caused extensive damage, but the house was ensured.
The fire caused extensive damage but the house was insured.

I was surprised to hear that the party transpired twice a week.
I was surprised to hear the party happened twice a week.

Linux allows users to have greater control over their computers.
Linux allows better control of its computers.

He avoided trouble by walking away from the gang.
He walked from the gang to avoid trouble.

The thief gave police the alibi that he had been suffering from stress.
The thief gave police an alibi which claimed he had been suffering from stress.

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CATS- Week 3

In the session, we were properly introduced to our Professional Context Report for our CATS project. This covered our assignment brief which broke down the project into 4 sections, including the proposal, documentation, evaluation & conclusion, and the bibliography. Our homework for next week was to write up the first draft of the proposal which covers what we are going to investigate, what tasks we need to complete in order to achieve the targets, how to document it, what reading will be required to meet the targets, and to provide a rough time scale when each target should/will be met.

We then covered professionalism and the meaning of professional practice.

Professional practice: where a student is required to extend knowledge and skills within a practical environment.

What is professionalism? Inner strength, sound judgement, know-how, business savvy, mature, personal responsibility, problem solving perseverance, ingenuity.

Confidence: know your stuff and the company, dress smartly, be personable.

Photography- Week 2

In the session, we were given a task and 1 hour to go out and take three images of a certain subject, mine being taxi drivers. Whilst out, I asked the three subjects if they could pose for a photograph.

This is one of the images I ended up with:
Taxi Driver 1

We also went through more of the history of photography, including photographers such as Bert Hardy, who took photographs of the Chinese community in Liverpool, post-war Britain, and the Korean War; Eve Arnold, who photographed Marilyn Monroe and Mongolia; and Peter Menzel and Faith D’Auisio, who took pictures of families and food from different countries.

Photo essay: narrative, events, emotions, and concepts.

Structure: establishing shot, full figure shot, medium shot, close up, text, action, narrative detail.

20 Minute Task- Write About the Royal Charter and the Free Press

The freedom of the press is at risk due to the government’s proposed Royal Charter on press regulation.

Independent self-regulation is to be brought in after it being recommended by the Leveson Inquiry.

The last time the British imposed a law that regulated press freedom was in the 1690’s.

Executive director of the Society of Editors, Bob Satchwell, said that the Charter meant “you wouldn’t have a free press any longer.”

“People in other countries, not just journalists, are looking at what’s going on here at the moment in horror.”

Harriet Harman, the Shadow Culture Secretary said newspapers had nothing to fear from the all-party draft Charter.

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The freedom of the press is at risk due to the government’s proposed Royal Charter on press regulation.

Independent self-regulation is to be brought in after it being recommended by the Leveson Inquiry.

The last time the British imposed a law that regulated press freedom was in the 1690’s.

The draft proposals are set to be formally agreed by the Privy Council on October 30th in an effort to have a stronger, more independent press regulator following the phone-hacking scandal in 2012.

Executive director of the Society of Editors, Bob Satchwell, said that the charter meant “you wouldn’t have a free press any longer.”

“People in other countries, not just journalists, are looking at what’s going on here at the moment in horror.”

Campaigners said that the proposal changes meant there is “no reason” for the press to refuse to back the Charter.

Harriet Harman, the Shadow Culture Secretary said newspapers had nothing to fear from the all-party draft Charter.

Professor Luckhurst from the University of Kent, who was a former editor of The Scotsman and BBC journalist said: “I very much hope no newspaper agrees to sign up … it clearly leaves politicians looming over the press. It is preposterous that MPs think newspapers will agree to regulation subject to the whim of ­politicians.”

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The freedom of the press is at risk due to the government’s proposed Royal Charter on press regulation.

The Charter was presented to Parliament on Friday. It comes a week after the Privy Council rejected the newspapers’ proposal for a new, tougher regulatory ­structure.

Executive director of the Society of Editors, Bob Satchwell, said that the Charter meant “you wouldn’t have a free press any longer.”

“People in other countries, not just journalists, are looking at what’s going on here at the moment in horror,” he added.

Independent self-regulation is to be brought in after it was recommended by the Leveson Inquiry.

The Leveson Inquiry was set up following fury from both politicians and the general public in reaction to the phone-hacking scandal. This was first revealed when it was reported that the News of the World had accessed the private voicemail messages of Milly Dowler, the teenager who was murdered in 2002.

The draft proposals are set to be formally agreed by the Privy Council on October 30th in an effort to have a stronger, more independent press regulator following the phone-hacking scandal in 2012. The last time the British imposed a law that regulated press freedom was in the 1690’s.

The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties believe the regulation meets the criteria given by Lord Justice Leveson following his inquiry into press conduct.

“The idea that politicians can have any say in any way in the running of a free press is simply laughable,” said former News of the World executive editor Neil Wallis to the BBC.

Campaigners for Hacked Off, the group for victims of press intrusion, said that the proposal changes meant there is “no reason” for the press to refuse to back the new regulations.

Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, said the Charter would safeguard the future of local papers and press freedom. While Miller stated that the draft charter included some “really important” changes, she commented that there would be no movement on how the current system would be revised.

The all-party Charter states that changes could only be made with a two-thirds majority in Parliament.

The Shadow Culture Secretary, Harriet Harman, insisted that newspapers had nothing to fear from the all-party draft charter.

Professor Luckhurst from the University of Kent, who was a former editor of The Scotsman and BBC journalist said: “I very much hope no newspaper agrees to sign up … it clearly leaves politicians looming over the press. It is preposterous that MPs think newspapers will agree to regulation subject to the whim of ­politicians.”

“We need more free speech, not less, we need more whistleblowing and we need a free popular press that, because of its mass market appeal, is powerful enough to make an impact on public opinion. The popular press does a hugely important job,” added Luckhurst.

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References:

All information, quotes, and facts taken from the following websites…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24504616
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/debateni/blogs/press-freedom-let-good-and-bad-times-roll-29663320.html
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/436322/Why-politicians-and-celebrities-want-to-control-newspapers
http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/press-regulation-deal-struck-on-new-royal-charter-1-3138970
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24498662

Top 20 Interview Tips- Writing for Purpose

1. Never give an interviewee questions in advance.

2. Be on time.

3. Always check that your equipment is working.

4. Treat the interviewee with respect.

5. Take control of the location.

6. Remember that you’re not the centre of attention.

7. Make sure you do your research.

8. Ask the most important question first.

9. Just a conversation.

10. Try to avoid looking at your notes.

11. Maintain eye contact at all times.

12. Ask 3-4 big questions.

13. Who, what, where, when, why, how.

14. Shorter questions are the best.

15. Be sure of the facts.

16. Listen to the interviewee.

17. Don’t let the interviewee re-answer a question.

18. Be polite. Say thank you.

19. Make sure the interview has been recorded.

20. Don’t take the answers out of context.

Concise, clear and correct- want to be understood. Write in plain English.

Creative Futures- Week 3

This week I decided to change my idea completely and go down the business route. Specifically, how local businesses start up in the area and how they compete with their counterparts for clients.

To research the topic, I went on the Enterprise Scheme (Net 315) part of Hull College’s moodle to get an idea about how students from the college and Hull School of Art and Design can set up businesses and be in self-employment.

Questions for Enterprise/Net 315

How many students in the past year have visited you wanting to start up their own business?

What is the most common sector that the business ideas fall under?

Can students come to you if they want to develop an app or another invention?

How many students have started a business and have been successful?

How long is the business start up process with Enterprise/Net 315?

References:

http://www.hull.co.uk/template02.asp?pageid=192

http://moodle.hull-college.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1866

CATS- Week 2

In the second CATS lesson, we discussed employment. This included standard employment, non-standard employment, self employment etc, and social structures.

Standard employment: contract between the employee and their employer, long-term employment at one specific location, regular pay, sick pay benefits, and protection of pension.

Non-standard employment: short-term contracts between the employer and employee, the worker has multiple part time jobs.

If a person isn’t in standard or non-standard employment, they may be self employed, volunteering, doing domestic labour, or getting paid for work for gain but not for tax, social security, or employment law compliance.

Social structures included capitalism, government and monarchy, religion, the middle class, the armed forces, and labourers and working class. (Marxism)

Identity: “A business or organisation may have a legal identity, a corporate identity, which communicates values as well as a more informal reputation.”
“Work affects our sense of self and the way that others see us, they are our self and social identities.”

Photography Introduction

In the first session for Photography, we went through the history, which included William Fox Talbot and the first negative, George Eastman and the middle class, The Illustrated London News, Thomas Wedgwood and the fine china images, and the 1950’s when television was invented and things became more visual.

We then refreshed our camera knowledge by going through camera options. For example, manual: controlling the shutter speed and aperture, auto: sets shutter speed and aperture automatically, shutter speed: control of shutter speed, automatically sets aperture, and aperture: control of aperture, shutter speed sets automatically in accordance.

As well as this, we looked at the formal elements of a photograph, which included colour, line, perspective, texture, patterns, shadow/form, thirds, diagonals, spirals, and triangles.

Short Introduction Feature- Writing for Purpose Activity

Delilah is Mum and Dad’s new backup

Delilah O’Donoghue sits her two-year-old brother, Gabriel, down for a talking to after he gets into a fight with a ten-year-old… or maybe they were nine… or eight.

“When Mum and Dad say don’t do that, you don’t do that,” says the four-year-old in the clip. The YouTube video, which stars Delilah and Gabriel, went viral and has amassed nearly 4 million hits.

Snow White Stories: News and Features

Schoolgirl flees from murderous stepmother

Fourteen-year-old Bavarian schoolgirl, Snow White, escaped two attempted murders set up by her own stepmother. Queen Grimhilde hired a hit man in Germany to kill White because her stepdaughter was “a thousand times more beautiful” than her.

It is said that White pleaded for her life, and when the attacker failed to murder her, Grimhilde took matters into her own hands and tried to poison White herself.

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“My stepmother tried to kill me!”

What are you to do when your evil stepmother plots to murder you? Snow White tells her terrifying story…

“When I was a child and my mother passed away, I never wanted my father to remarry. When he married Queen Grimhilde, I was horrified; she was a terrible lady, and when I was fourteen and she felt I threatened her chances of being the most beautiful lady in the kingdom, she wanted to off me!”

“The first attempted attack on me was set up with a hit man whilst I was having my morning walk in the woods. It was horrifying, the man grabbed me and tried to strike me multiple times with an axe…” Snow White recounts. “I pleaded with him to let me go. When I told him my age he couldn’t go through with it.”

“I ran and hid away in a small cottage in the woods. I thought I’d be safe, but Grimhilde found out I was still alive; she tracked me down and tried to poison me herself. It still haunts me now, but I know she can’t hurt me anymore.”