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Public Relations Writing: Assignments

prwriting.columbiacollege.net - PR Writing Assignments

Lesson One assignments due Monday, Sept. 30

  • Online Student Basic Skills test
  • Distance Education Survey
  • two letters (via email) discussing the "From the Heart" program.
  • an email discussing the news story from the Chicago Tribune .
  • a news analysis of an article generated from a press release
  • a press release on "From the Heart"
  • Read Chapter 1 and Chapter 9 in the text.

Lesson Two assignments due Monday, Oct. 7

  • Take the Quiz for Class 2
  • Prepare a Message Planner for "From the Heart."
  • Rewrite your Press Release for "From the Heart."
  • Prepare a Media Alert for the "From the Heart" news conference, to be distributed Jan. 12.
  • Read Chapter 5, and "Qualities of Good Message Design," pp. 268-270.

Lesson Three assignments due Monday, Oct. 14

  • Take the Quiz for Class 3
  • Read Chapter 11, and the beginning of "The Creative Process," pp. 256-258.
  • Writing assignments are given in the lesson material.

Lesson Four assignments due Monday, Oct. 21

  • Take the Quiz for Class 4
  • Read Chapter 2 in the text.
  • Writing assignments are given in the lesson material.

Lesson Five assignments due Monday, Oct. 28

  • Take the Quiz for Class 5
  • Read Chapter 3 in the text.
  • Writing assignments are given in the lesson material.

Lesson Six assignments due Monday, Nov. 4

  • Take the Quiz for Class 6
  • Read Chapter 6 in the text.
  • Writing assignments are given in the lesson material.

Lesson Seven assignments due Monday, Nov. 11

  • Prepare a 30-second PSA on the Westland College food drive. It should "Begin" on Jan. 14 and "End" on Jan. 21.

  • Prepare a Broadcast Release on the Westland College food drive. It should also "Begin" on Jan. 14 and "End" on Jan. 21.

  • Read Chapter 10 in the text for additional information on broadcast writing.

Lesson Eight assignment

Lesson Nine assignments due Monday, Nov. 25

  • Write a script treatment and a working script for the "worthy cause" that you want to consider as your client. Follow the directions in the lesson.

  • Read Chapter 14 in the text.

Lesson Ten assignments due Monday, Dec. 2

  • I'm not making any new writing assignments in this lesson. This is a good time to catch up on the work you've done previously.

  • Read Chapter 4 in the text.



Online PR Writing class assignments are due at noon on Mondays.