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Assemblage and Environmental Art

  1. 1. Writing for Yearbook It not just a picture book! Mrs. E. White Seoul American High School Adapted from “Observe, React, Think, and Write, by H.L. Hall and Martin Putney and “Scholastic Yearbook Fundamentals” – 3rd Edition Monday, August 17, 2009
  2. 2. Monday, August 17, 2009
  3. 3. Five elements of yearbook writing: • Headlines • Leads • Copy • Captions • Reporting Monday, August 17, 2009
  4. 4. Headlines Your “hook.” Monday, August 17, 2009
  5. 5. Headlines Your “hook.” Get your reader’s attention. Bring the reader into the page. Monday, August 17, 2009
  6. 6. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  7. 7. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Use action words DON’T Falcons win tournament DO Shooting for First Monday, August 17, 2009
  8. 8. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  9. 9. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Use present tense DON’T Falcons studied hard DO Cracking the books Monday, August 17, 2009
  10. 10. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  11. 11. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Eliminate unnecessary words DON’T The Wrestling Team has a very successful year DO Matmen Triumph Monday, August 17, 2009
  12. 12. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  13. 13. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Use a comma instead of “and” DON’T Cheerleaders show grit and determination DO Blood, sweat, cheers Monday, August 17, 2009
  14. 14. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  15. 15. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Use clever plays on words DON’T Football team players fight weather DO Of mud and men Monday, August 17, 2009
  16. 16. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  17. 17. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  18. 18. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  19. 19. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  20. 20. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Just be sure that, in being clever, you don’t say something you didn’t intend to say! Monday, August 17, 2009
  21. 21. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  22. 22. Headlines Do’s and Don’ts Monday, August 17, 2009
  23. 23. Leads The first few sentences of your copy. Should make the reader want to keep reading. Monday, August 17, 2009
  24. 24. Leads Here are several different types of leads you can choose to use. Monday, August 17, 2009
  25. 25. Leads Here are several different types of leads you can choose to use. • Description • Satirical • Allusion • Question • Lists • Suspended • Quotes • Dialogue • Poetry Monday, August 17, 2009
  26. 26. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  27. 27. Leads Descriptive Lead – Use vivid details – Include sights, smells and sounds Between halves at the homecoming game, the court and their escorts stepped out onto a soggy, muddy football field under the anxious eyes of over 6,000 students, teachers, and fighting Indian fans. Monday, August 17, 2009
  28. 28. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  29. 29. Leads Allusion – Reference some famous person, saying, piece of literature or culture to set the stage for writing. T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The nylons were hung on the door knows with….What? Nylons? On door knobs? It was Christmas with a twist. Monday, August 17, 2009
  30. 30. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  31. 31. Leads Lists Sometimes less is more. A few well-chosen words is enough. Downing a donut. Munching some M & M’s. Sipping a soda. Inhaling a latte. These were parts of a typical balanced teenage diet. Monday, August 17, 2009
  32. 32. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  33. 33. Leads Quotable Quote Should say something shocking or unusual Don’t make it up! “I have an 89.4% in AP. I need to get an A on my next text or I will die!” the distressed student moans. How to study for an important test was major dilemma for students. Monday, August 17, 2009
  34. 34. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  35. 35. Leads Dialogue Start with a conversation “So, what are you taking this semester?” “World history, Algebra II, Health Sciences..” “Did you say Health Sciences? What is that?” “That’s where we learn how to do anesthesia, repertory therapy, and CPR. “ Monday, August 17, 2009
  36. 36. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  37. 37. Leads Poetry Can be original poetry, or a parody of something well- known. “It was time for school to start once more. No one knew what it had in store. But all could look around and see, things wouldn’t be as easy as one, two, three.” Monday, August 17, 2009
  38. 38. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  39. 39. Leads Satirical Leads Takes an event and “stretches the truth.” Be sure the reader will know you are being satirical! Willy Chilly, junior, shivered as he eyed the thermometer during chemistry. Clad in his moon boots, ski pants, scarf, hat mittens, and down jacket, he reached underneath his desk to turn on his electric blanket. Monday, August 17, 2009
  40. 40. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  41. 41. Leads Question Avoid questions with a “yes” or “no” answer. Needs to include an answer. Isn’t seven supposed to be a lucky number? For some, yes, but for the men’s cross country team, no. Monday, August 17, 2009
  42. 42. Leads Monday, August 17, 2009
  43. 43. Leads Suspended interest Also known as a “teaser.” Reader will read on to find out what you are talking about. They ran five miles to wrestle for two minutes. For the wrestling team, getting in shape was a top priority. Monday, August 17, 2009
  44. 44. Copy Writing Copy is the text, the story on the page. While students first look . at the yearbook for the pictures, the copy is what they will come back to ten years from now. Monday, August 17, 2009
  45. 45. Copy Writing The rules of good writing apply. Your goal is to make copy interesting and informative. Monday, August 17, 2009
  46. 46. Copy Writing Use words that awake the senses: cool juicy stale filthy spicy dusty prickly Monday, August 17, 2009
  47. 47. Copy Writing Monday, August 17, 2009
  48. 48. Copy Writing Monday, August 17, 2009
  49. 49. Copy Writing Use descriptive words stumbled muttered jogged crawled Monday, August 17, 2009
  50. 50. Copy Writing Don’t use vague words many few several a lot Monday, August 17, 2009
  51. 51. Copy Writing Don’t use vague words many few several a lot Monday, August 17, 2009
  52. 52. Copy Writing Monday, August 17, 2009
  53. 53. Copy Writing DON’T Use passive voice The pass was caught by Jin. DO Use active voice Josh grabbed the pass. Monday, August 17, 2009
  54. 54. Copy Writing Monday, August 17, 2009
  55. 55. Copy Writing Be specific and accurate. DON’T A winning season DO A 7-3 season Monday, August 17, 2009
  56. 56. Copy Writing Monday, August 17, 2009
  57. 57. Copy Writing Special Rules for Yearbook writing • Write in third person • Write in past tense • Don’t say “this year” • Don’t say the school name • Be sure your writing is about this year, not general. • DON’T EXPRESS YOUR OPINION!!! Monday, August 17, 2009
  58. 58. Copy Writing Monday, August 17, 2009
  59. 59. Copy Writing Include good quotes in your story DON’T “Everyone did a really good job,” said Ms. Wilkins. DO “While I was waiting to make my speech, I almost puked,” said Jessica, “ but I got through it. I’m proud of myself.” Monday, August 17, 2009
  60. 60. Writing Captions Monday, August 17, 2009
  61. 61. Writing Captions Even if they don’t read the copy, they read the captions. Here are some simple rules for captions: 1. Write the first sentence in present tense. The other sentences are in past tense. 2. Give the full name of the people in the picture. Be sure it is spelled correctly. Monday, August 17, 2009
  62. 62. Writing Captions Monday, August 17, 2009
  63. 63. Writing Captions Avoid stating the obvious DON’T Lisa Kim hits the ball over the net DO Captain Lisa Kim scores the final point in the match against Daegu. Lisa was undefeated for the season. Monday, August 17, 2009
  64. 64. Writing Captions Monday, August 17, 2009
  65. 65. Writing Captions Give the facts, just the facts. DON’T Adam George thinks he’s going to make it past those blockers, but he’s not. Adam is really upset about this DO After recovering a blocked field goal, Adam George heads for the goal line. He was stopped at the five yard line. . Monday, August 17, 2009
  66. 66. Writing Captions Monday, August 17, 2009
  67. 67. Writing Captions Vary your openings • Don’t start them all with names • Avoid using gerunds (“ing” words) • Don’t start with prepositions (after, before, on, during) Monday, August 17, 2009
  68. 68. Writing Captions Let’s try writing a caption for this picture. Monday, August 17, 2009
  69. 69. Reporting Basic rule: If your reporting isn’t good, your writing can’t be good! Monday, August 17, 2009
  70. 70. Reporting Take notes at the event. Don’t rely on your memory. Get yourself a little notebook you can carry with you. Monday, August 17, 2009
  71. 71. Reporting Monday, August 17, 2009
  72. 72. Reporting Make sure you can answer the “5 W’s” Who What When Where (w)How Monday, August 17, 2009
  73. 73. Reporting Pay attention to all of your senses. Note what you can see, hear, smell, feel, and taste. Monday, August 17, 2009
  74. 74. Reporting Monday, August 17, 2009
  75. 75. Reporting Talk to people. • The sponsor, coach, organizer (usually before/after, not during the event. • Participants. • Spectators/audience members. Ask them questions. • Plan these is advance. • Don’t just ask for a quote. Monday, August 17, 2009
  76. 76. Reporting Monday, August 17, 2009
  77. 77. Reporting Check, check, and double check the spelling of names!!! Think about how you feel when somebody messes up your name. Monday, August 17, 2009
  78. 78. Reporting DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!!! DON’T GUESS, GO AND CHECK!!!!! Monday, August 17, 2009
  79. 79. Reporting Monday, August 17, 2009
  80. 80. Reporting Dig deep. Gather at least 3 times as much information as you think you will need. Monday, August 17, 2009

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