LaunchPad Solo contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad Solo for Journalism.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
e-BookThis is a PDF file containing instructions for using Exercise Central for AP Style, a quiz bank of over 200 quizzes that allows students to master the nuances of journalistic writing.
HomeworkThe Exercise Book for Working With Words 9e is available for students to complete online and receive automatic feedback. All questions that are able to be auto-graded will flow directly to the gradebook.
QuizzesExercise Central for AP Style contains over 200 quizzes on the most common errors journalism students make, from common splices and apostrophes to biased language and quotation attribution. With these drills, students can become more comfortable with the rules of journalistic grammar and style, allowing them to overcome the errors they continuously make and work toward mastery.
Student Resources (downloadable)Although the majority of the exercises in the Exercise Book for Working With Words 9e are able to be completed online, there are some assignments that will require students to thoroughly edit a piece of writing. Students can download those exercises here, as well as the rest of the Exercise Book. The Exercise Book for News Reporting & Writing 12e is also available for download.
Video ActivitiesStudents can watch videos from professional journalists, talking about topics including objectivity, the first amendment and media entrepreneurship.
What resources are available for instructors?From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.