|UIL Copy Editing Journalism Practice Packet|
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ANNOUNCEMENT - Copy Editing for Journalism is no longer a pilot contest and has been officially adopted by UIL for 2018-19! You can find the 2019-20 packet included in the Journalism Practice Packet HERE.
Unsure what to expect from this relatively new UIL contest? The pilot is comprised of a three-part, 15-minute exam. Students edit short excerpts, illustrating their understanding of skills required of copy editors and knowledge of the requirements of the Associated Press style book. Copy editors are in high demand in today’s job market, and we are excited to introduce practice tests for this new event.
Use this packet to explore the expectations of this event and hone your copy editing skill set. Each practice packet includes 6 challenging practice exams compiled from invitational tests used at real UIL practice meets.
UIL Journalism Copy Editing Practice Packet author, Rhonda Moore, is a retired journalism teacher who taught for 30 years, most recently at McCallum High School in Austin. She is the 2004 Max R. Haddick Teacher of the Year and is an Edith Fox King Award recipient. Her students' publications have won the National Scholastic Press Association's Pacemaker Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold and Silver Crowns, and the Interscholastic League Press Conference's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stars. She is the executive director of the Texas Association of Journalism. In 2008, Rhonda was a CSPA Gold Key recipient.