UIL JOURNALISM Practice Packets for 2020-21 - INCLUDES COPY EDITING! Compiled from invitational tests used at real UIL practice meets!
Copy Editing will now be included in the Journalism Practice Packets. Previously, it had been printed separately because the contest was in its pilot stage with UIL. Past years can still be purchased separately HERE. The increase in price reflects the addition of Copy Editing and is for the 2019 -21 packets only. Other years remain the same.
Practice Packets include 6 tests per subject as seen below
- UIL / TAPPS Feature Writing prompts
- UIL / TAPPS Editorial Writing prompts
- UIL / TAPPS News Writing prompts
- UIL / TAPPS Headline Writing prompts
- UIL/ TAPPS Copy Editing prompts (Only 2019 - Present)
We do have older Journalism practice packets available for half price (these do not include Copy Editing). Please contact our office at (830)367-3825 for availability.
UIL JOURNALISM COPY EDITING PRACTICE PACKET AUTHORS
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.
Susan Duncan, MJE, is a retired journalism teacher who currently works for a community newspaper where she does a little bit of whatever needs to be done. Duncan began writing for her hometown newspaper as soon as she graduated high school and has being writing ever since. She advised 29 yearbooks and 15 years of newspapers, both in print and online. She is the convention director for the Texas Association of Journalism Educators and was recognized with their Texas Treasure award in 2019. She is a past president of TAJE and winner of the Edith Fox King Award and the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award.
Professional journalist and former High School journalism teacher Suzanne Bardwell and her husband Jim, own Bardwell INK, LLC which produces three community newspapers. Bardwell's former students consistently qualified and excelled in state UIL/ILPC competition. Her High School yearbook program received ILPC's Lone Star award for over a decade of excellence. She has taught workshops for ILPC, CSPA, NSPA, Balfour and Herff-Jones publishing. Bardwell received ILPC's Max R. Haddick Journalism Teacher of the Year for Texas, the Edith Fox King award and Texas Exes Excellence in Teaching award. She currently serves on the Texas Press Association's Legislative Action Committee and as scholarship chair for the North & East Texas Press Association.