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Write a School Magazine Article People Want to Read
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Say what you want about traditional school communications, but no matter how trends shift and change, there are some staples that will always hold a special place in school storytelling.
For example: the school magazine.
Whether an alumni magazine, an annual report/magazine hybrid, or an online version of a traditional publication, school magazines have the important job of both keeping legacy alive and documenting current happenings for posterity — all while driving diverse audiences to take action.
That’s quite a job description.
I’ve seen beautiful, impressive magazines in the school marketing space, and my clients dedicate both their hearts and their resources to perfecting these publications and maintaining their integrity year after year. So how can school marketers ensure these intense efforts create tangible results? How can schools better utilize this important communications tool to connect with their communities and grow school influence?
Here’s how to craft school magazine content that makes all the effort worthwhile.
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The key to ensuring people are reading the school magazine you put so much time, effort, and love into is simple:
Make it something they want to read.
Ok, I know that’s simpler to state than to practice, but the sentiment is something that is so easy to forget when we’re deep in deadlines and page counts and design changes.
If we want readers to open our school magazine and actually flip from front to back, engaging with the stories we’re telling, we need to give them stories they care about . We need to make the news, updates, changes, and reflections shared on those pages matter to their lives. And how do we do that?
Those who have been reading this blog for a while may have guessed where I was going with that, but it’s always where I begin when I’m writing feature school magazine articles. I look at the story or concept that my client wants to share and ask myself, “ So what? Why will the reader care about this? What about this will they find most interesting, or appealing, or shocking? What will capture and keep their fickle interest?”
You may have a wonderful story to tell, important updates to deliver, or a heartwarming retrospective to share, but just because you want to tell it doesn’t mean your audience wants to read it. However, you can entice them to read it if you write with their cares and concerns in mind.
For alumni, perhaps that means tugging at their heartstrings and reminding them of a special moment in their lives, or it’s giving them the opportunity to see themselves in the school’s future. For donors, it could be demonstrating the tangible difference their generosity has made. For current families, it may be updating them on new opportunities that will have a direct impact on their child’s life.
Whatever the article topic, make sure you have your specific audience in mind before you put pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard). And once you begin writing…
Hook them quick.
Repeat after me: NO MORE BORING HEADLINES.
Too often, school feature articles are given a title such as, “A Look Back!” or “Celebrating the Graduating Class” or “Our Theatre Program!” While factually correct, these headlines don’t connect with the reader’s desire to learn more, or answer a question, or find out how or why.
Instead of using a headline as a label, try writing your school magazine article headlines with these tips in mind:
- Be specific. Tell people the problem you are going to solve and the solution you are going to provide. Use figures and facts.
- Promise your reader something valuable. Be bold, and deliver on that promise.
- Make sure it stands alone. If readers only read the headline, will they take away a clear message?
- Be clear. Avoid being creative if it costs you clarity.
- Prompt action. Convey a sense of urgency.
For example, I recently used the headline “A Call to Excellence for Generations of [School] Students” on an article that spoke about the history of the school’s motto (a much more compelling headline than “The History of Our Motto.”). By connecting the reader to the motto and what it meant to them as a student and now as an alum, the headline drew the reader into an article they might have otherwise overlooked.
However, a good headline can’t do all the work. An article’s intro is equally as important.
Engage them with a story.
Consider this your permission to stop being so literal. Instead of jumping right into the main point of the article, paint a picture. Draw the reader in. Get them thinking, imagining, questioning.
This is how I approached one recent feature article for a client, which was supposed to be a simple “then/now” retrospective. Instead of diving in with an introduction that read, “So much has changed in the past 10 years…,” I decided to talk about nostalgia . How does it affect us? Why do we feel it so deeply? The article began:
Have you ever heard a forgotten song from childhood and felt instantly transported back to a specific moment in time? Caught the lingering scent of pine trees or felt the leaves crunch underfoot in just the right way, and you’re suddenly sixteen again, walking across your high school quadrangle on the way to AP Bio class?
By prompting the reader to mind-travel back to their high school years, the article instantly connects on both an emotional and rational level. It then goes on to briefly talk about the science behind nostalgia and links that to why the school’s heritage and legacy are meaningful today. The final article does everything a traditional retrospective would — it provides updates, reports statistics, and talks about the future — yet in a way that’s more engaging than a typical timeline.
Keep the meaningful. Cut the rest.
William Faulkner said: “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” And then Stephen King took it up a notch, saying: “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
It’s the best writing advice I’ve ever heard.
If you want to write a fantastic school magazine, you need to be willing to cut, delete, and forget elements that you may love but that may not serve the reader. This means that not every point on the timeline, every update on the program, every key message from the strategic plan can and should make it into print.
Remember: Every article should pass the “So What?” test . Every story should be written for the reader. Keep the meaningful, and cut the rest.
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IGCSE ESL Exercise 6 How to write a school magazine article helps you to write this text style with the appropriate content and language to gain a high mark in this part of the exam .
This video shows you how to write an article for Exercise 6 of IGCSE ESL extended paper. The task is to write an article for a school magazine article about a snack machine.
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The ultimate guide for your school newspaper
Schools newspapers are a great way to inform and entertain highschool and college communities, but they are often not taken seriously. Perhaps the reason for that is the fact that some school newspapers are indeed amateurish. But they shouldn’t be. With the right team and with the right tools, it’s possible to produce a highly professional school paper.
It can be a daunting task, at first. There are so many things that you need to do, from team management and training to article writing , photojournalism, design, production and online student publishing. You might need a little help. We are here to provide that. This article is named “the ultimate guide for your school newspaper” because we have covered all the aspects of producing a student newspaper and managing the editorial team.
We simply want you to be a little less stressed, while producing a quality student paper.
This article is for everybody who is involved in the newspaper production, regardless of the role. You’ll find some valuable tips for running and contributing to your school newspaper.
Here’s a quick overview:
Staff management for school newspapers
Types of articles, news writing, newspaper design, school newspaper templates.
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Organizing a newspaper dream team (even if you’re not an expert)
Let’s talk about the structure of the student newspaper team. What roles must be present in your team? How should you structure it? How many people should be part of the team?
There are many different ways to organize the staff, but you’ll likely end up with a team that is more or less similar to traditional newspaper team structure, with the addition of the faculty advisor.
Let’s take a look at the typical roles in a newspaper team:
- Faculty advisor – gives the final approval to the school paper, is responsible for reading all articles and notifying the staff if a piece is not yet ready for press or if it doesn’t meet the newspaper’s standards
- Reporters (news, sports, photo, opinion, tech) – responsible for staying up to date with the latest and upcoming events happening in school. They should also stay informed on politics, sports, technology or culture according to the department they are in
- Editor / Department editors – editors plan and cover articles, proofread and edit reporter submissions. Department editors are responsible for all the articles that belong in their section and they work closely with the editors and reporters that are in their sections. They should be more experienced than editors, so the department editor role shouldn’t be assigned to a junior student
- Designers + Art director – The design/ art team is in charge of the visual aspect of the newspaper, including layouts, illustrations and everything that is related with the visual aspects. The art director oversees the entire design process, so he works closely with the designers
- Photo reporters + photo editor – in smaller teams the role of the photo editor is not necessarily required, because his responsibilities can be covered by the art director
- Production manager – responsible of setting the production schedule and making sure the all departments are meeting deadlines for copy, design, editing, proofreading and so on. He communicates directly with the printing house and with the technical department
- Technical staff – the technical department publishes the newspaper on the website. The online version of your newspaper can be an identical copy of the printed one, or you can decide to publish the articles on your website in a different format
- Business / Advertising – if you run ads in your school paper, you will need someone to mediate your relationship with advertisers and establish new business connections to grow the advertiser network
If there’s currently no structure in place or you have a very small team, you can start small. Baby steps.
You don’t necessarily need an entire department to cover a role. Sometimes a single student is enough, especially if your school newspaper isn’t long (eg. hire just one designer instead of an entire team + art director). You can also have students take on multiple roles (eg: a student can be both editor and production manager). In some cases the faculty advisor becomes so involved in the production that he acts as a production manager.
Make sure each one of these roles is covered, and start from there. As your team grows you will need more structure and clearly defined roles.
Write clear job descriptions for each role
This way each student will understand his place and purpose in the team, will know exactly who he has to report to, what is expected, duties and responsibilities.
Even though job descriptions are not a standard practice in school newsrooms, writing them will be very rewarding. Yes, it will take some time, but it will not be wasted time, for sure. These job descriptions will help students perform better, and it will make the manager’s role so much easier.
Hiring for school newspapers
Some colleges offer paid positions for the newspaper staff, but most high schools and colleges do not. However, there should still be a “hiring” or selection process in place.
Many students are interested in becoming involved in the production of the school newspaper, for various reasons: it’s fun, it’s a great learning experience, it looks good on college or job applications. That’s what it’s like to work on a college newspaper!
These are all valid reasons to join the school newspaper crew, but not everybody gets to be a part of it, if there are too many people interested in a position.
The best way to figure out if a student is a great candidate for a job is by interviewing him. These interviews usually take place in the first months of the first semester. After you finish all the interviews select the best candidates and let them know they’ve been selected.
When you’re a part of a student newspaper team, you know that you’ll be there for limited amount of time. The team will change every single year: the most experienced student journalists will graduate and leave the school, and a new of inexperienced juniors will need onboarding. This is why training and onboarding is a never ending process in the school newsroom. It’s a fact of life, and it’s definitely a challenge, but it can be dealt with.
Encourage the more experienced team members to train and coach the new hires. But oftentime, that won’t be enough, because not everyone is willing to take on this responsibility. Sometimes, they might need a little push. You might need to assign a trainer for each new person that joins the team.
You can also invest time in creating a coaching manual for trainers and guideline manuals for trainees. It will simplify the onboarding process and reduce the hours spent coaching new colleagues.
College newspapers function under the protection of the First Amendment, so students can truly express themselves and their opinions, even when their views are contradictory to those of the school. Yet, that doesn’t mean that the school has no control whatsoever over what gets to be published. The faculty advisor has the legal right to impose certain rules and standards, if the purpose is educating students.
If the faculty advisor isn’t happy with the quality of an article he may suggest edits or reject it altogether. This doesn’t mean that he’s censoring free speech.
There should also be some ground rules regarding copyrights, plagiarism, subjectivism and other sensitive issues such as violence and profanity.
School newspapers and regular newspapers are structured in a similar manner, even though the topics are tailored to the audience. If you need some ideas for articles, take a look at the article types below. It will help you get organized and produce a well rounded newspaper.
News articles should cover various events, policies and other school news that are interesting for students. These news don’t have to be limited to your high school or college. You can write about national and even worldwide news, but only if they provide useful information.
For example, a worldwide student art competition could be the subject of a newspaper article. National laws and legislation regarding schools and education should also be covered in news articles, because they concern all students and will impact their lives. School news should be presented in an objective manner, presenting facts, not rumors or assumptions. They should be based on research and present different points of views.
(over 1000 words) Each newspaper edition is likely to have a feature story. It’s the longest article in the paper, and the most in-depth. Feature stories revolve around facts, but they take a story to the next level by presenting context, quotes, reasons why it happened, ramifications of the story and implications. The article shouldn’t involve personal bias. It should be based on an elaborate investigation made by the journalist, interviewing multiple accounts. However, the feature isn’t limited to facts, it gives the journalist a little room for interpretation and embedding his opinion in the piece, in a subtle way.
The topic varies. It could be some big news, an in-depth analysis of a social school phenomenon, a new policy or something else.
(under 500 words)
Unlike the previous 2 types of articles, the editorial is an opinion piece. Still, the writer shouldn’t express his own views, but the opinion of the entire editorial staff.
For that reason, the editorial is usually not signed. It’s a piece of commentary that appears to be written by an entire team. That’s why the writer/ editor shouldn’t talk about himself using the singular form of the first person: I, me, myself.
The editorial should be entertaining or argumentative. In order to achieve that you can start by making a claim that could be controversial, then proceed by explaining your reasons and clarifying your claim. This flow will keep readers engaged. Some of them will agree with your point of view. Others won’t, but that’s alright. The purpose is to challenge readers.
Topics: school rules, policies, teaching methods, advice, announcements, school news
Just like editorials, columns are opinion-based articles. The content and topics are very much like an editorial. But the main difference between an editorial piece and a column is the signature. The editorial goes unsigned because it represents the collective views of editorial staff, but the columnist will publish his piece under his name. That’s why columnists can write about their opinions using the singular form of the first person. Sometimes an editor will publish a series of articles on the same topic/ similar topics, through several issues.
All of the big newspapers publish reviews because they help the general public make decisions. There’s no reason why school newspaper shouldn’t publish review articles on various topics: school textbooks, movies, books, or even classes.
Start by writing a short description of the thing that you are reviewing. Then add details about your personal experience. Include details about pros, cons, value for the money, performance mentions of other reviews, comparison to similar products. Try to be as objective and unbiased as possible.
Don’t forget to write a conclusion in which you summarize the review and give a verdict: whether you would recommend the product or not.
Companies pay money to have advertorials inserted in newspapers. The school context is different, but you will still need to include some promotional articles every once in a while. It may be for the school’s art or sports club, for a conference organized by the school or for a different event.
Your article should offer useful details about the event/ club that is promoted and it should also present the benefits it offers for students in order to encourage them to participate / join a program / buy a ticket.
This category includes tutorials and how-to articles with useful tips. Topics vary, but they should be school related, at least slightly. Here are a few examples: how to deal with stress, mnemonic learning techniques, tips for integrated digital learning, utilizing school resources, etc. These types of articles will help students deal with certain issues that almost everybody encounters.
If you have a talented illustrator in your crew, you should make the most of his skills. Assign a space in your newspaper’s layout specifically for the cartoon. The topic should be something school related, something that students can relate to. The cartoon will put a smile on the reader’s face.
Producing a professional school newspaper requires many skills and great teamwork. But building a team of talented journalists takes time and training. If you’re working with inexperienced student reporters and editors, you should start by teaching them the most basic news writings principles. Every journalist should know these.
The inverted pyramid style
The inverted pyramid refers to a very specific structure of a news article, which places the most important information at the beginning of the story. The information that is less vital to the reader’s understanding comes later in the story. This is how you should present school news.
The first paragraph which contains the most important details is “the lead”. The lead contains a very short and concise summary of the story. They should make sure that the first paragraph provides answers to the “5 Ws”:
Continue with a few paragraphs that contain other important details of the story.
Writers should also integrate relevant quotes from their interviews with witnesses, sources or other people involved in the event. The next paragraphs should include other general or background information.
Students decide what articles interest them from the school newspaper by simply scanning the newspaper and reading headlines. Every great writer understands the importance of a good, attention-grabbing headline, and young journalists should know it too.
A well written headline is acts as a hook that makes readers want to read the entire piece. There are different types of headlines: humourous, mysterious, informative. The headline’s style should match the article. There are many other things to consider, but you can start by reading these tips for writing great headlines .
There’s a lot of work that goes into an article. Sometimes the journalist has to gather all the information himself. In other cases, it involves interviewing witnesses or experts. There’s also that scenario in which the student will do research and find useful information in books, websites or other publications.
Regardless of how you collect data, you should always cite your source. It will add credibility to your story. It goes without saying that all journalists, including students, should check the reliability of their sources. Don’t just pick up information from dubious online sites.
In some cases your sources will ask you to protect their identity. It will probably not happen very often in the school context, but if they do, you must respect their wish.
Editing and proofreading
Make sure that the most experienced editors are reviewing and editing every article before publication. Obviously, the writer should be the first person to edit and check for spelling & grammar mistakes. But that’s not enough, not if you have high standards for your school’s paper (which… you should).
Submit each piece for peer review. The reviewer should analyze grammar, spelling, tone and voice, as well as other standards imposed by the production manager. Encourage students to provide useful, objective feedback. Don’t get offended if they make a lot of comments and suggestions. Writing for a school newspaper is a learning experience. You can’t get better if you don’t learn from your mistakes.
Obviously, the reviews should always be made by an experienced editor.
We recommend the art director and production manager to make a style manual because it will help students get familiar with the design guidelines and learn to respect them. The manual might change over time. You don’t have to provide extremely detailed guidelines to make it useful for newspaper design.
The newspaper style guide should cover the general layout, number of pages, font types and sizes, guidelines for photos and cropping. These rules will guarantee some visual consistency for your future newspaper editions. Ask all designers to get familiar with the rules, before they start working on their first assignment. It will help save a lot of time and headaches for the art director/ production manager.
The newsroom is a very busy and exciting place. Everybody works on something, and the production manager has to coordinate everything, making sure the design and the copy complement each other. Communication between designers, art director, editors and production manager is key. It’s challenging, but rewarding at the same time. Designers will work with dummy texts at the beginning, until editors finish their part. It also means that they will have to make edits to the design and make small adjustments so that everything looks great.
If you are a designer working for a school paper, learn about grids, composition and editorial design principles. Your design should look great and provide a great reading experience.
Perfect for online publishing and ready for print
We made a few school newspaper templates that are free to edit online and to publish them digitally. These templates are the perfect solution for very small or inexperienced teams, because they will save you a LOT of time.
Take a look the images below to see some of our school paper templates.
You won’t even need a designer or art director if you know how to edit and adapt these newspaper templates to your needs.
Start editing your favorite newspaper template very easily. Just click on images and register for an account. Then you can customize these layouts in the editor with a simple click on these images.
You can add more pages, duplicate pages, delete pages and do extensive customization.
There’s also another option for advanced designers. They can create their own layouts from scratch in our online editor, starting with blank pages.
Or, you can even upload a ready-made PDF to Flipsnack and we will turn it into a beautiful page-flip document that’s highly shareable.
When you’re done editing, proofreading and you get the final approval from the production manager, you can go ahead and download a PDF copy of the newspaper design on your computer. It requires a premium subscription, but it’s worthed. The downloaded PDF is printable, so you can take it to print right away.
Online student publishing and production
Nowadays many newspapers are digital-only, for various reasons. It completely removes printing costs and it’s eco-friendly. No more paper, no more trees being cut! We think this is a great solution for schools, especially because the young generations of students are digital natives.
If you decide to try online student publishing, you have 2 options: publish the newspaper as a website/ blog or publish it digitally as an online newspaper with turning pages. The second option is probably easier to produce, because it doesn’t require constant updating. The stylish look is an added bonus. And let’s not forget about the fact that you can start from a school newspaper template.
The digital version of your student newspaper is free with Flipsnack. We will host it online on our most secure servers, so you don’t have to worry about hosting (or anything else, for that matter). All you will have to do is share the link with students, or integrate the newspaper in your school’s website (very easily) with the help of the embed code. Anyone can do it, it doesn’t require tech skills.
— Hope you found this useful. What are your biggest challenges in writing for / designing or producing your school’s newspaper?
Thanks for this. As a newly appointed editor in chief (my 1st time), I have to re-access my knowledge about student paper and the ways so I’m glad I found this site!
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This was very helpful!
I really appreciate your tip to have someone be in charge of the layout when you publish your newspaper so it looks natural. My wife and I have been thinking of getting our daughter into the school newspaper so she can make friends. I will be sure to tell her to ask about a layout specialist.
Hello. I find this article useful to my study. I would like to ask for the complete name of the author and the date of its publication so I can have the citation.
Hi Zacharia, here are the requested details: Author name: Janina Moza Date of publication: Feb 8, 2018
What I am looking for for my middle school journalism class is the ability for the students to have access to designing and writing directly on the program and then I complete the final editing before publication. Is this possible with Flipsnack? Can the students have their own individual access to the paper? The last online newspaper we did only allowed for me to do everything.
Hi Shannon! We highly recommend getting a classroom plan for your class: Classroom plan It includes up to 30 connected student accounts, fully controlled by the teacher, so you would be able to do the final editing on their designs. With this plan students can work on projects at the same time in Flipsnack (but the program might not save all their edits properly if they all work on the same project). If you’re looking for a free option, you can use Flipsnack to create projects that are up to 30 pages long, but it will only allow one user account. So you would have to use the same account as the student to log in and make the final edits.
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Hello.. thank you so much for sharing you expertise on these matter. I’m so thankful i found this site. I’ve been looking for this kind, a comprehensive guide for a school paper publication. It was so helpful especially for us neophytes.
Thank you very much for your kind words! We also have another article on the same subject. Check it here . Happy reading! :)
Hi. Your blog is easy to comprehend yet substancial. I can’t specifically find a direct answer to this. Can a published newspaper have multilingual articles in one issue? Like the news sections have an article written in full english while other news are in a foreign language. It’s a high school paper by the way. Thanks
Hello, Nory! Yes, you have the total freedom to insert multilingual articles in one issue if you want. Create your high school paper however you want! Have a nice day! :)
Hello, thank you so much for this article. I am about to start a college newspaper and I find the information here helpful
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SCHOOL MAGAZINE | WRITE A PARAGRAPH ON A SCHOOL MAGAZINE —
Published by fk english on february 7, 2020 february 7, 2020.
Write a paragraph on a school magazine or the magazine of your school.
A school magazine is a creative creation of the students. It is an achievement of a school’s students. It is very important for a school as it represents the features, functions and other descriptions of the school in a nutshell. School students are the printing procedure and publisher of a school magazine. Not only the students but also the teachers assist a lot to publish a school magazine. Usually this type of magazine comes out yearly. A magazine committee works to publish this magazine. The committee consists of honourable teachers and students. Six students are elected. They are editor, sub-editor, proofreaders, commercial editors etc. The headmaster is the main inspiration of this committee. The name of our school magazine is “ Usha”. The participation of every student is ever encouraged by our magazine committee. Many of us write an article for our own magazine. They are stories, one-act play, poems, riddles etc. it is published through the teamwork of the teachers and students. They work their utmost to make the magazine much interesting to everyone. A magazine like this helps the students to out their literal creativity. We can express our views and motives through a magazine. 199 WORDS | written by- Faysal Khan FK
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|134 WORDS| A school magazine is an annual publication of a school. It is usually published once a year. Students and teachers write to it. It contains literary works or other information about a school. It also contains quizzes, poems, short stories etc. Some teachers and students work for it. The committee is formed among them. The editor invites writings. Then the best writings are selected for publishing. Mainly students and teachers bear the expenditure for the publication of the magazine. A fund is formed named ‘magazine fund’ for this. It has great importance in school life. A student can express his latent talent through it Students can know about their school. They can also enrich their knowledge. Every school should publish a school magazine. It is a part and parcel of school life.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|169 WORDS| A school magazine is a literary journal of the school students. It is usually published annually. Like others, we have a school magazine. The title of our magazine is “Deep Shikha’’. It’s an A4 size coloured annual magazine with extraordinary designed cover. Its get up is very nice. At first, a magazine committee is formed in a general meeting for the publication of the magazine. The Headmaster of the school is the president of the committee. He inspires us to submit our writings. An English teacher is an adviser. The other members of the committee help him for the publication of the magazine. The magazine contains essays, articles, poems, feature, short stories, jokes, etc. both in English and Bengali. It also contains the message of the headmaster. Mainly students write for this magazine. Some teachers write also for it. All the students and the members of the committee do their best duties for the publication of the school magazine. It helps us [students] to know more about literature.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|147 WORDS| The school magazine is a journal published by a school. It is generally an annual publication. It is the mirror of a school. It mainly contains the writings of the students and teachers. A Committee is formed for the publication of a committee. A senior teacher is the editor of the magazine. There are some students in the committee. The editors collect writings from the students. First, a notice is given in every class. The teacher encourages the students to write. The man editors along with other editors select the best writings. It contains poems, essays, short plays, puzzles, jokes. It plays an important role in creating a new writer. It helps the students to improve their writing and thinking power. It teaches students to work together. It helps the students to express their feelings and thoughts. It highlights the various aspects of the school development programme.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|183 WORDS| A school magazine is a kind of periodical publication, which contains the writings and contributions the students and the teachers in a school. Every school publishes a magazine every year. At first, a committee is formed for publishing the magazine. Then the committee asks the learners and the teachers to send their writings. The editor then corrects the writings. They select publishable writings. The school magazine is generally open to all teachers and the famous person outside the school to write in it. It also contains messages from the headmaster, assistant headmaster and the chairman of the school managing committee. There are short stories, poems, essays, verses, jokes, riddles and other writings related to studies, sports and cultural activities of the school. It often contains an album of photography. A magazine like it can play a vital role in improving the young learner’s habit of reading and writing. It can develop the students’ interest in literature. It stimulates their imagination and develops their creative powers. It is a mirror of the school. It adds to the glory and honour of the school .
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|140 WORDS| A school maga z ine is a periodical circulation of the compositions of the students and teachers of a school. To publish a school magazine the following rules are followed. First, a committee is formed to publish a magazine. The headmaster becomes the chairman of the committee, some senior teachers assist him, the teacher becomes the editor and some brighter students of higher classes become a member of the committee. Then a fund is raised and students are asked to contribute to funding. Some pages are sold for the advertisement to collect fund. The deficiency is mettle up from the general fund of the school. Next articles are invited from the students and teachers of the school. After that interesting articles are selected from all the collection. These articles are then corrected and by the editing teacher. Finally, the articles are given to the press.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|157 WORDS| The name of our school is P.T.G.D. Govt. High School. Like others, we have a school magazine. It is published once in a year. The title of our magazine is “The Light of Dawn”. It’s get up is very nice. At first, a magazine committee is formed in a general meeting for the publication of the magazine. The headmaster of the school is the president of the committee. He inspires us to submit our writings. An English teacher is an adviser. The other members of the committee help him for the publication of the magazine. The magazine contains essays, poems, stories, feature etc. both in English and Bengali. It also contains the massage of the headmaster. Mainly students write for this magazine. Some teachers write also for it all the students and the members of the committee do their best duties properly for the publication of a good magazine. It helps us to know more about literature.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|232 WORDS| A school magazine is an annual publication of a school. It contains the literary writings of the students and the teachers. It is a forum through which our young learners can get the opportunity to express the green ideas of their minds. It is published every year with an interesting and significant title almost all aspects of the school are reflected in it. It is an in an important milestone of the progress and prospect of a school. A school magazine generally contains poems, Short stories, essays, one-act plays, jokes, and reports of cultural activities of the school. Usually, there is magazine commerce in a school for publishing a magazine. A teacher is usually given the charge of guiding the work of publication. A group of students works together with much encouragement. The headmaster is the chief patron of the magazine. The magazine editor at first invites writings on different subject forms the student. After proper scrutiny of the collected writings for the magazine, the editor selects good ones and sends them to press for printing.the school authority bears the total expenditure of publication. It can help the students to develop their latent faculties as well as their power of thinking and writing. Infect, this type of journal is the first stepping stone for future writers. A young learner really feels proud and happy when he finds his writing in the magazine.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|231 WORDS| A school magazine is an annual publication of a school. It contains the writings of the students and the teachers. It is a forum through which young learners can get the opportunity to express the green ideas of their minds. It is published every year with an interesting and significant title. Almost all-aspects-of the school is reflected through it. It is an important milestone in the progress and prospect of a school. A magazine from school generally contains poems, short stories, essays, one-act plays, jokes, and reports of cultural activities of the school. Usually, there is a magazine committee in a school for publishing a magazine. A teacher is usually given the charge of guiding the work of publication. A group of students works together with much encouragement. The Headteacher is the chief patron of the magazine. The magazine editor at first invites writings on different subjects from the students. After proper scrutiny of the collected writings for the magazine, the editor selects good ones and sends them to the press for printing. The school authority bears the total expenditure of publication. The school magazine can help the students to develop their latent faculties as well as their power of thinking and writing. In fact, it is the first stepping stone for future writers. A young learner really feels proud and happy when he finds his writing in the magazine.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|348 WORDS| A school magazine is a magazine that contains writings of the teachers and the students of a school. Almost every well-established school publishes a magazine every year. It gives a view of the life of the school and reveals the creative genius of the students. Short stories, poems, jokes, cartoons, essays etc. are accommodated there. The publication of an institutional magazine is a very difficult task. A school magazine is published by a committee who select the topics for printing in the magazine. To publish it smoothly, a magazine committee of several members is formed. The members of the committee are chief patron, adviser, editor, assistant editors, business editors, proofreaders, assistant proofreaders, etc. Usually, the headteacher holds the post of chief patron and a senior teacher becomes the adviser. The editor, business editors and the proofreaders are selected from both teachers and the students. The editorial committee selects qualified ones for printing from the primary selection. It bears great importance for the students because it brings out the latent creative talents of the students and thus helps them to be great writers. The magazine helps the students to express their thoughts and feelings. It stimulates their imagination and develops their creative powers. Thus it becomes a training ground in literary composition. In fact, it is the stepping stone for the writers. Any printed article in the magazine serves as a great source of inspiration for the students. A student feels proud when he finds his own writing in print. It helps the students explore their poetic genius. Moreover, it is a link between the past and the present students of the school. The ex-students can rightly remember the school with all the happy memories of their boyhood days when a copy of the school magazine reaches their hands. An instutional magazine is also a mirror of a school. It depicts the activities done and achievement earned by a school. Various photographs of school activities are included in a this magazine. In fact, it gives over the impression of a school.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|173 WORDS| The school magazine is a journal of a school. It is called the mirror of a school. It helps the students to be creative. Generally, it is an annual publication. It contains the writings of both the students and the teachers. It contains poems, essays, short stories, travelogues, puzzles, jokes, interesting information as well as drawings. An annual report of the school is also published in it. A committee is formed for the publication. The headmaster is usually the chief patron of the committee. A senior teacher is the editor of the magazine. He has two or three other teachers as sub-editors. Two students are also on the committee. The committee issues a notice for submitting writings. They also edit the writings. They collect pictures, data and choose a name for the magazine. The students are overjoyed when their writings are printed in the magazine. It helps their confidence grow. It helps them become able editors, reporters, writers and bloggers in their later life. It is a trademark for a good educational home.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|134 WORDS| A school magazine is an annual publication of a school. It is usually published once a year. Students and teachers write to it. It contains literary works or other information about a school. It also contains quizzes, poems, short stories etc. Some teachers and students work for it. The committee is formed among them. The editor invites writings. Then the best writings are selected for publishing. Mainly students and teachers bear the expenditure for the publication of the magazine. A fund is formed named ‘magazine fund’ for this. This type of magazine has great importance in school life. A student can express his latent talent through it Students can know about their school. They can also enrich their knowledge. Every school should publish a school magazine. It is a part and parcel of school life.
SCHOOL MAGAZINE PARAGRAPH|198 WORDS| Generally, a school magazine is a magazine that contains writings of the teachers and the students of a school and it is published once a year. This publication aims to encourage young learners to flourish their hidden talents and creative faculties. It gives a view of the life of the school and exposes the creative genius of the students. It contains stories, poems, articles, jokes written by students and teachers. The publication of a school magazine is a very difficult task. As a result, the editor and his assistants have to work hard to publish the magazine. Generally, the magazine committee invites writings from students and teachers. The editorial board selects the qualified ones for printing. The young writers get immense pleasure and confidence when they can see their writings in print. The most important is that it brings out the latent creative talents of the students and thus helps them to be great writers. It is also a treasure island for the students because they can learn many things from this magazine. So a school magazine bears great importance in every educational institution and it is a part and parcel of school life.
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School Magazine Article Writing
School magazine article for cambridge igcse esl students, animals are born free.
First of all, many species of animal are in danger of extinction because their natural habitat is disappearing, due to deforestation. Some like elephants are hunted for their ivory and tigers for their skins. Therefore, if animals kept in captivity they can breed in safety, which will prevent the species from dying out.
Another reason for keeping animals in captivity is that it gives many of us a chance to see animals from all around the world without having to travel. A trip to the zoo is an example way to spend a day out because we can enjoy ourselves and learn about animals at the same time.
On the other hand, a large number of animal lovers argue that it is cruel to keep animals in cages. It is my strident contention that animals are protected in the zoo from extinction.
To sum up, it is my strong contention that zoos should not be closed down because they are beneficial both to humans and to animals. It would be better if the government started building zoos in our country as it is high time to do so. You do not want to see some animals like tigers become extinct, do you?
Writing skills practices: School Magazine article
Tips for writing articles
- Use formal language in the article.
- Express your opinion and support with reasons and examples
- Have a catchy title.
- Ask questions to the readers.
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Read the article again, and rewrite the article to improve your writing skills:-
Q.Your school magazine is inviting you to write an article for the school magazine expressing your opinion about animal conservation in your country.
The article should be between 150 and 200 words long. You will receive up to 10 marks for the content of your article, and up to 9 marks for the style and accuracy of your language.
[Total Marks 19]
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How to Write a Magazine Proposal
Last Updated: March 6, 2023
This article was co-authored by Gerald Posner and by wikiHow staff writer, Jennifer Mueller, JD . Gerald Posner is an Author & Journalist based in Miami, Florida. With over 35 years of experience, he specializes in investigative journalism, nonfiction books, and editorials. He holds a law degree from UC College of the Law, San Francisco, and a BA in Political Science from the University of California-Berkeley. He’s the author of thirteen books, including several New York Times bestsellers, the winner of the Florida Book Award for General Nonfiction, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History. He was also shortlisted for the Best Business Book of 2020 by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. This article has been viewed 64,891 times.
If you want to see your writing published in a magazine, you must first write a magazine proposal or query letter. When you pitch your article to the magazine, the magazine's editors will quickly assess your writing style and capability, as well as judging whether your article would be a good fit for their publication.  X Research source Our guide has all the tips to show you how to write the perfect pitch so you can get your article published in a magazine!
Formatting Your Proposal
- The template should provide for one-inch margins on all sides of the page.
- Text should be single-spaced, with a double space between paragraphs. Do not indent your paragraphs. This is known as the "block paragraph" format, and is generally easier to read.
- Your text should be left-justified, or right-justified if you are writing in a language that is read from right to left.
- Try to keep your overall letter to one page. Keep in mind that many editors read hundreds (if not thousands) of queries each week. You don't want to monopolize their time.
- While the submission guidelines may not indicate preference for a particular font, they may state whether to use a serif or sans-serif font. Times New Roman is a good example of a serif font, while Helvetica and Arial are sans-serif fonts.
- If you can identify the font the magazine uses and use that in your letter, it can be a nice touch.
- For readability, your text ideally should be 12-point size. If your letter is on the longish side, you may want to decrease the font size so it'll fit on one page, but don't go smaller than 10-point.
- If the magazine's technical specifications regarding format differ from those on your template, make sure you adjust them to meet the magazine's specifications.
- Most magazines publish submission guidelines in several places, so it shouldn't be difficult to find. However, if you are unable to find specific submission guidelines, call or email using the contact information provided and ask for them. Don't simply send your query cold – you may not receive any response.
- While some aspects of submission guidelines may seem overly nit-picky to you, part of the purpose is to demonstrate that you are capable of following instructions. As you read through the guidelines, give the editors the benefit of the doubt that they have a legitimate reason for every requirement, regardless of how irrelevant or unimportant it seems to you.
- Most word processing applications have various templates you can use to create your own letterhead. Once you've made it once, you can use it for every query letter you write.
- Your header should reflect your personal brand and reputation as a writer, so think about your background and the types of articles you want to write.
- For example, if you are a parent and most of your articles are personal essays and informative articles about parenting, you probably could get away with cute graphics in your header that implicated children. However, if you are writing more serious medical or legal articles about child rearing, you would want the style of your header to reflect an appropriate degree of professionalism.
- If you're using a business-letter template, it may already have this block formatted for you. Otherwise, simply type the information, hitting return after each line. Then highlight the entire block and change the formatting for the selected text to right-justified.
- A magazine proposal should always be addressed to a specific editor by name. If the submission guidelines don't provide the name of the person to whom you should send your query, you'll have to do a little research to find out who they are. But if you're unable to do the work required to find this out, whoever reads your letter will probably gather from this that you also are unable to complete the necessary research to write a quality article for their magazine.
- Use a formal greeting for this person, opening your letter with "Dear Ms. (or Mr.) Editor." Don't assume the person's gender. You may have to do some research to find out their gender identity, but making an assumption based on their name can set you up for an instant rejection if you're wrong.
- If the editor identifies as female, don't use titles such as "Mrs." or "Miss," which assume their marital status, unless you have specific information that they prefer one of those titles.
Writing Your Proposal
- The more familiar you are with the publication, the better you'll be able to write your article in a similar style to other pieces they publish. If this seems like a lot of work to you, keep in mind that sending a proposal to a magazine that publishes articles similar to yours will greatly increase your chances of publication.
- Another reason to read the magazine is to make sure they haven't published an article previously that was too similar to yours – on the same topic, or taking the same angle. For example, you may have an article based on an interview with a local elementary school teacher who runs a toy drive for needy children on their birthdays. However, if you pitch your article to a magazine that has already run a story about the same teacher, not only will they not publish your story, but you'll acquire a bad reputation with that editor.
- Many areas have several magazines that cover the same subject matter, but for specific niche audiences. For example, there are many women's fashion magazines, but each target women of a particular age and socio-economic status. Some focus on young mothers, while others may focus on young professionals or teenagers. While there may be some overlap, you'll stand your best chances of getting your proposal approved if your article appeals to that magazine's core audience.
- If you're merely sending blanket queries to every publication within a specific niche, the editors will see this. Your query letter should be targeted specifically to each editor (if you send more than one) and address each publication.
- If there have been other articles written on your topic – especially in the magazine you're querying – mention them up front. This can be an effective way to get the editor's attention. If they've already assigned several stories about something, it's clear they're interested in it. If you have a unique perspective or an angle they haven't considered, chances are they'll be highly interested in your article.
- It can take time and effort to develop a good "hook" that will really grab the editor. Although it may come to you immediately, you should expect to go through several drafts. This is a part of your query that you may want to read back to friends or family and get their opinion on it.
- There are some hooks or angles that you should avoid in your opening paragraph. If this would be your first publication, don't lead with that fact – the editor may not read any further. You also shouldn't start with a throat-clearing phrase such as "my article is about." Just go right into it.
- While it is appropriate in other contexts to begin your letter by introducing yourself, that isn't the best way to begin a query letter. The purpose of your letter is to sell your article – not to sell yourself.
- Identify the audience of the article and explain why you think your article would appeal to them. Make sure this audience is one the magazine targets (you'll know this from your research).
- For example, suppose you've written an article for female college freshmen looking to create a stylish wardrobe on a limited budget. You might send magazine proposals to women's fashion magazines that are geared towards teenagers. If you send a proposal to a magazine that focuses on women in their early 20s, that audience is likely too old for your article. But high schoolers would be interested in planning ahead, especially if they were imminently starting college.
- This is also a place to go into your process, if it's relevant to the final article. Explain how you came up with the idea, or the people you've interviewed to get information.
- While this may be the longest paragraph in your proposal, it still shouldn't be more than four or five sentences. Be concise. If the editor wants to see more, they'll let you know. The point of a query letter is that you give them enough information to make a decision as to whether they want to read your article.
- For example, if you have a college degree or job experience that provides you with particular expertise regarding the topic of your article, you should mention this. If it's not immediately obvious, you'll want to include a sentence explaining why the educational or work experience you have is related to your article.
- Particularly with personal essays, you'll also want to relate personal experience that makes you uniquely suited to write this article. The experience or traits you tell the editor about should be things that make your particular point of view compelling, or apart from the traditional narrative concerning the topic your article addresses.
- If you've had articles published elsewhere, particularly if they touch on similar topics, this is the place to mention those. Note whether you've included clips along with your article.
- Do not propose an article that goes beyond the magazine's established maximum word count. If your article is longer than it should be, it's your job to trim it to meet the magazine's specifications – not theirs. An article that's too long isn't doing the editor any favors. It can be just as difficult to cut an article down as it is to add to it.
- If you've already finished the article, you can simply state "A first draft is available immediately upon your request." Keep in mind that the editor may suggest changes or additional research before your article is ready for publication.
- If you plan to query multiple publications at the same time, simply say "I am making simultaneous queries." You don't have to include information about the publications you've also queried – if the editor is curious, they may ask you when they follow up on your query.
- Avoid saying "thank you for your consideration." It sends a subtle sign that you don't expect the editor to accept your piece. You don't want them to merely consider your article – you want them to publish it.
- Simply thank them for their time, and tell them you look forward to hearing from them.
- Close your letter with a formal and professional closing such as "Sincerely yours," with space for your signature. Type your name under that space, then include your preferred method of communication (typically your phone number or email address) below your name.
Submitting Your Proposal
- One good way to proofread is to start at the end of your letter and move backwards. When you read backwards, errors will jump out at you that your eyes would have skimmed right over otherwise.
- You also should read your letter out loud. This will not only help you identify typos or grammatical errors, but can help you find sentences or passages that don't flow well or lack the transitions necessary to enable one part to move smoothly into the next. If you find yourself stumbling as you read, figure out a way to rewrite that passage so it's easier to read.
- You may want someone else to read over your letter as well. A pair of fresh eyes may be able to catch errors or identify trouble spots that you didn't see before.
- You can get bond paper at a stationery or office supply store. You may see many different colors, but don't use anything other than white or perhaps ivory.
- Print your letter using black ink. It's okay if you have a letterhead that uses some color, but generally you want to keep color to a minimum.
- Sign your letter using blue or blank ink. Make at least one copy of your signed letter for your records before you mail it.
- If the publication has asked for clips, or additional information to be submitted along with your letter, make sure you've included everything listed in the publication's submission guidelines.
- You may not have everything asked for in the submission guidelines. For example, the publication may ask for three previously published clips, but you don't have any as this article would be your first publication. In that case, include a brief sentence explaining this at the end of your query letter.
- Avoid sending a full copy of your article, even if you already have it written. Wait until you have word from the editor that they plan to publish your piece. While you do have intellectual property rights in your article from the moment you create it, those rights are extremely difficult to enforce should a less-ethical editor decide to steal your content.
- Use a regular, letter-sized envelope with your letter folded into thirds, unless your letter and enclosures are more than three or four pages. Then you should use a larger manilla envelope so the pages can remain flat.
- If no response time is provided, wait at least six weeks before following up on your magazine proposal.
- When you follow up, send a polite, formal letter inquiring as to the status of your proposal. This needn't be more than a couple of sentences. Include a copy of your original letter, so the editor doesn't have to go hunting for it.
- For example, you might write "On September 1, 2016, I sent the attached query letter regarding my article about college freshmen trying to create a stylish wardrobe on a budget. It is January 1, 2017, and I have yet to receive a response. Please let me know your decision at your earliest convenience so I can shop this article to other publications. Thank you."
- If you don't hear anything within a couple of weeks of sending that letter, you might consider a polite phone call – especially if you're determined to get your article in that particular magazine. Otherwise, you should simply write it off and feel free to query other magazines until you find the right home for your story. However, you might want to send another letter withdrawing your article from consideration.
- If you've sent queries to several magazines and one has expressed interest, you don't have to wait until the end of the response time to contact the other magazines. Call or email the editor and let them know that someone else has expressed interest in the piece and that you are withdrawing it from their consideration.
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How to write an article for a school magazine.
Below we have compiled a list of student articles for a school magazine and instructions on how to write them:
Opinions on new governmental policies
Go to the government website of your country. Choose a topic that seems interesting and browse the government's plans, news and documents related to that topic until you find an article that you want to write about.
When starting your article for a school magazine, begin by writing down your understanding of the article in your own words. Ask yourself and answer the following questions: Why did you choose this article? What is your opinion on the topic mentioned in the article? Do you think it is good or bad? Explain why.
Stories that are trending
Explore google trends and select your country or a country you would like to know about. Filter by categories you find interesting. Find a trending topic and use this for your article for a school magazine. Write down what you think about this topic. How does it relate to how things were in the past? Why do you think this topic is trending now? Do you think this topic will be trending for a long time? Explain why you go along with your opinion.
Social issues like dating, religion, diversity etc.
You can even start this article for a school magazine before doing any research. Begin by writing down, what you think of dating, religion, diversity etc. What is your opinion on these issues? Do you have any personal experiences related to these social issues that you would like to share?
If you find it difficult to write about these topics, you could explain why. Your opinion and thoughts are valuable information that you could share.
School policy and rules
Start by going to your schools website and looking up your school's policy and rules. If your school's website does not list the policies and rules, or your school doesn't have a website, ask your teacher where you can find this information.
Choose a specific rule or policy to write about. Do you agree with it? Why? How do you think this policy or rule affects the students at your school? Do you think it is a good or bad policy or rule? Why?
School classes and subjects
Pick a class or subject you enjoy and explain what it's about. Write about what you like about and what you don't like about it. Is there anything you would change to improve the class? Do some research on the subject and explain how you would apply the material in real life. Are there any specific jobs for which you need this subject?
Address the students that will be reading your article. Compile a few tips to help others in the class to get good grades or add a fun 'did you know?' section to your article about the subject.
What makes a good teacher/principal? Imagine if you were a teacher or principal for a day, what do you think a day in their life looks like? You could try to get an appointment with a teacher or the principal and interview them about their job.
What are some unexpected things that are also part of their job? What are some of the things that you would enjoy doing? What are things you wouldn't enjoy? Is there anything you would do differently if you were to have their job for a day? Do you have any personal experiences with a teacher or principal? What would you do differently and why?
What makes a good student? Begin by writing down what you think makes the perfect student. Do you think you are a good student? Why or why not? Do you know anyone else who is a very good or bad student? Why?
Interview some of your friends, classmates and teachers to find out what they think makes a good student. Comparing the results from these interviews can be very interesting. Especially because a teacher may have different opinions on what makes a good student compared to one of your friends or classmates.
We hope the tips above help you get started on your school magazine. Log in or create your free account and start your own magazine. If you get stuck writing, feel free to refer back to this article for inspiration. Good luck and have fun.
Here are some writing tips to help you break into the world of magazine writing. 1. Target your pitches carefully. Freelance writers typically have to pitch stories via a query letter before being given an assignment. Be judicious when you pitch to editors.
It is in the light of this, that this article is written. This is t o serve as an eye-opener, so that indiscipline would be eradicated in our schools. Indiscipline has been the source of various problems in schools nowadays. Among the problems of indiscipline in schools is the issue of laziness. Most students in schools today are lazy, even ...
In this workshop, you will work with a published article writer to develop, research, and write two articles suitable for publication in magazines you've identified as appropriate markets. You will get feedback from your instructor on your first and second drafts of both your articles. Click to continue.
What are the steps in writing an article in a school magazine? Reading the publication should be your first step. Even if you're going to suggest something different you ought to know that before making you own submission. 4 More answers below DJ Irawo CEO at Drumline Entertainment (2010-present) 2 y
Instead of using a headline as a label, try writing your school magazine article headlines with these tips in mind: Be specific. Tell people the problem you are going to solve and the solution you are going to provide. Use figures and facts. Promiseyour reader something valuable. Be bold, and deliver on that promise. Make sure it stands alone.
How do you write an article for publication in a school magazine discussing three problems facing your school? Start with "Dear melonheads" and wing it from there. Include three problems facing your school. Just what is it you're asking, exactly? Lawrence C. FinTech Enthusiast, Expert Investor, Finance at Masterworks Updated Feb 6 Promoted
Many other students could find themselves in your stories, and who knows, might muster up the courage to also write some articles for your school magazine. Here are some great topics about personal experiences from school you could easily approach: the most inspiring teachers you have had your achievements and failures as a student
This video shows you how to write an article for Exercise 6 of IGCSE ESL extended paper. The task is to write an article for a school magazine article about a snack machine. School Magazine Article Powerpoint available here. Exercise 1 & 2 (Extended) Exercise 3 & 4 (Extended) Exercise 5 & 6 (Extended) Listening Questions 1-5
Whenwriting a school magazine article, bear in mindthefollowing. Do not givetheimpressionthatyouare an expert. Be enthusiastic. Be convincing. Be interesting. Personalise. ( emphasiseanypointsyouhave in commonwithyourreaders.Trytoreplace 'I' wheneverpossiblewith 'we'.
To write an article, you'll need to decide which type of article you'd like to write, check on submission guidelines, research your topic, interview sources, and write it in the proper newspaper format. Part 1 Joining the Team and Writing Different Types of Articles 1 Audition to join the school newspaper team.
The reviewer should analyze grammar, spelling, tone and voice, as well as other standards imposed by the production manager. Encourage students to provide useful, objective feedback. Don't get offended if they make a lot of comments and suggestions. Writing for a school newspaper is a learning experience.
It is quite a common activity for students to write something intended for publication. That task can mean writing an article, an entry for a competition, and a review, and all possible write-ups that can be published in an English magazine.
Usually, a magazine article is between 1,000 and 5,000 words, either short or long, depending on the subject. It will have accompanying photographs or advertising. A magazine often has a team...
A magazine article Look at the magazine article and do the exercises to improve your writing skills. Instructions Preparation Check your understanding: multiple choice Check your writing: word 2 word - questions Check your writing: gap fill - opinion adverbs Worksheets and downloads A magazine article - exercises 1.07 MB
Many of us write an article for our own magazine. They are stories, one-act play, poems, riddles etc. it is published through the teamwork of the teachers and students. They work their utmost to make the magazine much interesting to everyone. A magazine like this helps the students to out their literal creativity.
Q.Your school magazine is inviting you to write an article for the school magazine expressing your opinion about animal conservation in your country. The article should be between 150 and 200 words long. You will receive up to 10 marks for the content of your article, and up to 9 marks for the style and accuracy of your language.
Writing Your Proposal. 1. Research the publication you're querying. If you want a magazine to publish your writing, you must be able to tell the editor how your article will fit in with the rest of their content and appeal to their target audience. This requires reading the publication extensively.
How do you make your own school magazine? Create an account in Jilster Make a design in the makerspace Choose a template from our selection Invite students, teachers, and parents to collaborate together Get creative. Add images, your own photos, texts, PDF-files and edit the pages as you wish. You can also use templates & cliparts. Do a final edit
Step 1: Choose a magazine Step 2: Get to know your audience Step 3: Confirm or choose your topic. If you already have an idea…. If you need an idea…. Step 4: Choose an angle Step 5: Write a query letter Step 6: Know the job Step 7: Research the topic Step 8: Interview sources Finding an expert Interviewing the expert Step 9: Create an outline
Written by MasterClass. Last updated: Feb 23, 2022 • 3 min read. Writing an editorial is a great way to share your point of view beyond your existing network of family and friends. Some newspapers welcome guest editorial pieces or letters to the editor, but learning how to write an editorial effectively is essential to getting your work ...
When starting your article for a school magazine, begin by writing down your understanding of the article in your own words. Ask yourself and answer the following questions: Why did you choose this article? What is your opinion on the topic mentioned in the article? Do you think it is good or bad? Explain why. Stories that are trending