Continuous evaluation (recommended) and another one of non-continuous evaluation. Continuous evaluation: Practice (60%): different practices that students must deliver throughout the course. They are valued differently depending on their importance for the subject's competences. At the beginning of the semester a dossier will be provided with the delivery schedule, the rules and the specific objectives of each practice and workshop. Theory (20% test test and 20% language test for journalists): To measure the theoretical knowledge acquired, an exam will be conducted with test questions (35-40 questions, every 3 questions wrongly answered will be subtracted from one well answered) and one test language for journalists (both in the middle of the semester and at the end for those who have not passed it in the first instance), which is essential to pass the subject. To prepare it, they must study the book El castellano actual, by Manuel Casado and the book of Periodistic Style by Álex Grijelmo indicated in the bibliography of the subject and the sessions on journalistic style. In addition, there is a mandatory reading specified in the basic bibliography which is the book entitled "Transparent writing", whose contents will be evaluated both in the practical and theoretical part. It is essential to overcome the three parts separately (theory, practice and spelling / language for journalists) to pass the subject. That is, although each part adds a percentage, all three must have a five or higher to add. If a part is suspended, the student should examine only that part in September. For the rest of the calls, no notes are saved. In the extraordinary evaluation of September the same criteria are followed: delivery of practices established to pass that represent 60% of the practical grade and test-type and spelling test that accounts for 40% of the grade. Again it is necessary to overcome all three parts.
In the extraordinary call of December, an exam will be carried out that will include both a test that will evaluate both the practical knowledge and another one that the theorists will evaluate, respecting the same percentages: 60-40% respectively. On this occasion there is no possibility of delivery of practices. There is also the possibility of taking a single exam (the day indicated in the call), without following the continuous evaluation. It is convenient that the student who accepts this modality communicates it at the beginning of the course so that the tutor can guide him properly. In this case, the test will include, on the one hand, a test-type exercise that will cover the theory explained in class, the notes and materials provided and the reading and study of the basic manuals that appear in the bibliography; a second practical test that will be based on the writing of a news journalistic text from a material provided and, finally, a spelling test and grammar and journalistic style knowledge. The score of each part will follow the same criteria established in the system and criterion of evacuation of the matter, so each part must also be overcome separately. The evaluation criteria will take into account: the correct writing, adapted to the journalistic language; the suitability, agility and clarity of the written language by the student and their ability to show a news approach and to expose and synthesize data in a way that is understandable.
En evaluación continua: Tres partes que deben aprobarse por separado: teoría, prácticas y examen de lengua para periodistas. Cada parte debe tener un 5 para poder sumar. Si no se aprueba una parte, la asignatura está suspensa.
En los criterios de evaluación se tendrán en cuenta: la correcta redacción, adaptada al lenguaje periodístico; la idoneidad, agilidad y claridad del lenguaje escrito por parte del alumno y su capacidad para mostrar un enfoque noticioso y de exponer y sintetizar datos de manera que sean comprensibles.
Cada trabajo cuenta con una explicación que detalla los criterios de corrección en el dossier explicativo que se entrega al alumnado el primer día de clase y se publica en materiales y anuncios.