Preliminary Task Posts to Complete

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1) Analysis of Existing School Magazines

  • An analysis of 2 school magazine front covers
  • An analysis of 2 school magazine contents pages

1.5) Audience Surveys

You will need to create a questionnaire collecting your audience opinions and post these on the blog alongside your analysis of these results.

2) Paper Plans

  • 1 Draft/mock-up of layout for your own front cover
  • 1 Draft/mock-up of layout for your own contents page

3) Photoshop Skills

You will be taught the basic skills of Photoshop in a number of lessons, each of these lessons will need to be evidenced by a blog post.

4) Final School Magazine Front Cover and Contents Page

You will also need to create a Front Cover and Contents Page of a School Magazine and post these on the blog.

5) Voice Thread Evaluation

  • How does your school magazine compare to existing school magazines?
  • How does your final school magazine compare to the drafts you have made?
  • Who was your target audience for the school magazine?
  • How did you try to attract your target audience?
  • What have you learnt from the preliminary task?

Preliminary Task 5: Voice Thread Evaluation

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Your evaluation should answer the following questions:

  • How does your school magazine compare to existing school magazines?
  • How does your final school magazine compare to the drafts you have made?
  • Who was your target audience for the school magazine?
  • How did you try to attract your target audience?
  • What have you learnt from the preliminary task?

 

Presentation methods:

Preliminary Task 4: Final School Magazine Front Cover and Contents Page

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You will also need to create a:

Front Cover containing:

  • A photograph of a student in medium close-up
  • A masthead
  • Appropriate laid-out text with considered font choice
  • Barcode, issue number and date

Contents Page containing:

  • Title
  • Appropriate laid-out text with considered font choice
  • Appropriate contents with page numbers
  • Additional images to anchor contents

 

Presentation Methods:

  • Each the final FC and CP will need to be posted in a blog post
  • You will need to convert the .psd files into a JPEG format in order to do this.

Preliminary Task 3: Photoshop Skills

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You will be taught the basic skills of Photoshop in a number of lessons, each of these lessons will need to be evidenced by a blog post showing:

 

  • The skills you have learnt in this lesson
  • Evidence of these skills (a before/after image)
  • Explanation of how these might be beneficial to you when you make your own magazine

 

Presentation Methods:

  • The Photoshop tasks will need to be posted in a blog post
  • You will need to convert the before and after images from .psd files into a JPEG format in order to do this.