PRACTICAL

The two people I will be interviewing are:

  1. My Mother Michele
  2. My Father Wayne

My twitter link for photo and sentence grab from interview is:

https://twitter.com/ajrook97

PARENTS CAN AGREED THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES

Many parents agreed that their children and their education are the most important thing to them today.

My Mother, Michele Rook, said her children are the most important people in her life and there are many things she wishes for them.

“Ensuring they have a very good education and are fed well is the most important thing I can give my children”

My Father, Wayne Rook, can also agree that his three children are the most important people in his life.

He said, like Michele, he wishes many things for his children.

“Looking after them, feeding and educating them are very important, as well as preparing them for the rest of their lives,” Mr Rook said.

Just like any other family, the Rooks have had my issues throughout their lives but the need to provide a healthy and happy life is their main concern.

INQUIRY

DRUNK DRIVER JAILED FOR 10 YEARS OVER TEENAGER EBONY DUNSWORTH’S DEATH CRASH (Ross 2012)

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This news story has a large impact on myself as Ebony Dunsworth was a friend of my older sisters and the story itself is a very emotional one as it quotes the drunk drivers words toward Ebony. It allows the reader to know to some extent of the situation Ebony was in. She was in a car with a drunk driver and she wanted to get out; however, because of the irresponsible driver, Ebony was killed in the accident that followed.

I believe this article is a piece of good journalism as it uses many of media writing procedure, such as the inverted pyramid, one sentence pars (paragraphs), and is very embellished. It also uses the primary sources of the drunk driver, the judge and a family member. The writer’s use of these quotes is very strategic as at the start of the news story it reveals the quotes from the judge of the case and then further reveals the drunk drivers quote, then the family member. The news story is very reliable as it discloses numerous quotes and events that happened during the drunken car ride which resulted in Ebony’s death.

Overall, it is believed that the writer of the news story had done her research about to fatal car accident and successfully created a reliable news story that was embellished. This embellishment gives the reader a sense of remorse while reading the article because of the strong, emotional language used.

References

Norrie Ross 2012, Drunk driver jailed for 10 years over teenager Ebony Dunsworth’s death crash, viewed 15 August 2015, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/man-jailed-for-10-years-over-ebonys-death-crash/story-fndo2dsc-1226436542841

TECHNICAL

Week 5’s Quiz 5A took two attempts to receive 100% correct. It was fairly difficult because of the language in the book; however, the second attempt I could understand what the textbook was trying to say.

Quiz 5B took two attempts as well; however, it seemed slightly easier than quiz 5A because I was able to understand the textbook chapter 11.

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