The Point

Holistic Scoring Guide

All journalists at Poinciana High School must complete the following form every Friday. If you do not complete this form, you will receive a “0” for the week.



    I realize that I am a student journalist. I am the eyes and ears of the school. Therefore, I made sure to wear my journalism cap throughout the previous week. I took note of possible story ideas, which I shared at the meeting.

    One of the first steps in the journalism process is leaving the newsroom to "gather news", which usually means covering a school event or conducting an interview. "Gathering news" can also be emailing, online research and/or phone calls. In the description below, describe what you have done this week that could be labeled "gathering news".
  • If "yes", then describe in the field below.

    Photography is an important aspect, but it requires more than just pushing a button on a camera. All student journalists are required to organize photos after taking them. You should remove the SD card from the camera after each photo assignment and give to the teacher.
  • If "yes", then describe in the field below.

    Writing is an important aspect of journalism. Explain what writing you have done this week in the field below.
  • Editing is crucial. A rough draft is not publishable. You must read over your work and make it the best it can be. Then a student editor must read it. And finally, the teacher. If answer is "yes", please describe in the field below.

    Design is one of the final steps in the journalism process. Describe your contribution in the field below.

    Every student is required to sell one ad every grading period. If you have any questions, please see teacher.

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Holistic Scoring Guide