W9 Tech: Proper punctuation is the key

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Hilary Sinfield’s Week Nine Quiz Results

In order to prepare for the week nine quiz, I read Hicks (2013) Chapter six on punctuation three times over. When selecting to attempt the quiz on Moodle, I still felt ill-prepared. Continue reading “W9 Tech: Proper punctuation is the key”

W9 Inquiry: Reviewing a newsletter

I love a good newsletter. Whenever I need to wait in a waiting room, I always look to see if the organisation has a newsletter. I believe it provides an interesting insight into what the organisation feels is important, newsworthy and the types of events they like to celebrate.

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Image: What a Croc (2016). Source: Booktopia.

When reading through week’s activity, I was  excited about the task at hand. Who doesn’t love a good crocodile story? The NT News certainly does. So I followed the link provided to the Crocodile Specialist Group’s website (2016) and located the latest Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter.

I undertook the following analysis:

What kinds of stories are in the newsletter?

The newsletter commences with information about how one can subscribe to the publication and the level of sponsorships available for people to donate. The stories start with an editorial that opens with some sad news of a member then moves through to good news and recent industry updates.  The editorial is followed by information about an assistance grant that is available and a crocodile attack that occurred in Iran. The minutes of the CSG Steering Committee are placed next filling seven of the 32 pages of the newsletter.  A recount of the 24th CSG Working meeting begins to provide  a personal feel to the newsletter as it includes photographs of members of this association. The regional reports come next and  provide interesting stories and photos of the work and achievements of members across the globe including Venezuela, Colombia, USA and Germany. The newsletter closes with recent industry publications that may be of interest to the newsletter’s audience.

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