Extra credit opportunity 2

Dear J201 students,

Here’s another opportunity for you to earn .5 percentage points of extra credit. You are invited to participate in an online study concerning what people learn from reading opinion pieces. Douglas McLeod, Evjue Centennial professor, and graduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication are conducting this study.

Your participation in the survey will involve reading opinion pieces and answering questions about various political and social issues. In total, we expect your participation to take approximately 20 minutes. This study will be open until Wednesday February 14th at 11pm.

 You can participate in this study from any computer equipped with a Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Opera, or Safari) and an Internet connection. If you do not have an Internet connection at home, you can complete the study from a campus computer lab or library.

As with any research, your participation is voluntary, and all of the information you give will be kept strictly confidential. If you have questions about the project, please contact Prof. Douglas McLeod at dmmcleod@wisc.edu.

If you would like to receive extra credit, but do not want to participate in the study, you may attend an alternate lecture on Friday March 16th 11am-12pm, Vilas 2130. Please note that you cannot receive credit for both—you will get a maximum of .5 points for participating in the study or attending the lecture.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this study.

To participate in the online study, simply click on the following link and follow the directions:


Thank you in advance for your help with our study.