From the Daily Tar Heel:
Spelling test causes distress among some
Journalism school may offer course
September 16, 2009
For about 40 years, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s spelling and grammar test has caused doubt, discomfort and distress for hundreds of journalism students.
The exam, which consists of 100 questions and is a requirement to graduate the school, was offered last week for the first time this year.
The journalism faculty will discuss Friday whether to require a one-credit hour spelling and grammar course before students begin taking other journalism classes.
Students would be able to take News Writing the same semester as the spelling and grammar course.