Do YOU feel like you are doing too much editing for your journalism or newspaper students? Are YOU always making the same comments and fixing the same mistakes? If so, stop! YOU are doing too much work!
YOU should not be working harder than your students. They need to learn how to self-edit. Yes, journalists always have editors, managers, copy-editors, etc, but good journalists know how to self-edit their own articles before sending their articles off to the next step in production.
Let your journalism or newspaper students engage in self-editing with these 5 learning stations covering quotes and formatting, eliminating opinion, leads, structure, and peer editing. These learning stations are student-directed, so you can float around the room and watch the magic happen. I have heard some of the best discussions during these stations. Students also love it, too!
Note: These learning stations work for NEWS articles, not opinion articles.