Week Six Blog Activity – Technical: Complete Quiz 6A and 6B punctuation

English For Journalists; Chapter 6 – Punctuation (Part A) Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 5.31.43 pm

Review: I thought I read this question as “what is the most INcorrectly punctuated sentence?”

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Review: I didn’t know that a hyphen and dash were different things. I’ve since learnt that hyphenated word allows for a word to have a combined meaning, such as well-being.

Reflection: My first attempt on this quiz resulted in a score of 8/10. I was quite impressed with my score, I feel as if these quizzes are finally sinking in.

English for Journalists; Chapter 6 – Punctuation (Part B)

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Review: Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention with this question.
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Review: I wasn’t wearing my glasses and thought this question was asking me to select the  correctly punctuation sentence.

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Review: This question confused me a little. I wasn’t aware that ‘middle-distance’ was a real thing and therefore didn’t select this as an answer.

Reflection: These quizzes are improving my skills in the areas of grammar and punctuation. I need to slow down and read the questions thoroughly, and also wear my glasses.


Reference:

CQUniversity 2015, COMM11007 – Blog Activity Quiz Week 6- Punctuation, CQUniversity, Mackay.

Hicks, J 2013, English for Journalists, 20th anniversary ed., Routledge, Oxon


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Week Six Blog Activity – Technical: Complete Quiz 6A and 6B punctuation

4 thoughts on “Week Six Blog Activity – Technical: Complete Quiz 6A and 6B punctuation

  1. Hello! Great post on the quizzes. It looks like we did really similar in our first attempts. I just wanted to maybe suggest that in this post that you remove the first “quite” in your first sentence of your post. You are currently using two in the same sentence, which makes it sound a little repetitive. I would also suggest that when you are writing to make sure that your sentences sound complete – the sentence “Second attempt I received a score of 10/10.” could be improved, and add more flow to your post if you added words like “In my second attempt…” Food for thought! Great stuff, keep at it!

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  2. Hi,

    There are just a couple of things I picked up on in your post:

    – “The first question I had trouble with was question eight – where is a hyphen been unnecessarily used? I’m still wrapping my head around the usage of hyphens but I get the theory behind this question.”

    The above should be written, “where has a hyphen been unnecessarily used?” or “where is a hyphen being unnecessarily used?” I can’t remember the direct grammar rule behind this… perhaps something about subject-verb agreement?

    – Second attempt I received a score of 10/10. Really enjoying these quizzes and their ability to keep my punctuation in tact.

    Should this be “intact”?

    Heidi

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  3. katenewton says:

    Review: I didn’t know that a hyphen and dash were different things. I’ve since learnt that hyphenated word allows for a word to have a combined meaning – well-being.
    Not too much feedback here besides we have the same thoughts on the quizzes this week. Sometimes I feel like you put my thoughts into words!
    Great post 🙂

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