WRITING

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MORE THAN A TITLE

Have fun writing headlines that are stronger verbally and more interesting/fun with these three principles.

 

Allie Staub, Westfield MS // :13.55

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WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE

A picture may say a 1,000 words, but a caption can make it all priceless. Learn some fun and easy ways to take captions up a notch, adding even more value to photos.

 

Erin Coggins, Sparkman HS // :16.52

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WHAT YOU SEE AND WHAT YOU DON'T

Captions tell the story and provide additional details to provide even more context and detail around the actions shown. Asking more questions and sharing backstories enhances the power of your book’s mini stories now and in years to come.

 

Michele Paolini // :14.41

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GET BETTER QUOTES. WRITE BETTER STORIES.

Yearbook copy is not an essay or a news summary. Asking lots of questions leads reporters to fresh new angles, compelling stories and interesting insights.

 

Charla Harris, Pleasant Grove HS // :32.46

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BETTER QUESTIONS. BETTER ANSWERS.

The best interviews yield specific details, meaningful quotes and unexpected twists and turns that make your story stronger. Understanding how preparing for an interview is as important as skillfully executing it will help students master this crucial reporting skill.

 

Meredith Bledsoe // :18:06

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SENSE MEMORY

Both a type of story telling and a method for conducting interviews, focusing on 10 minutes in someone’s life — in vivid and precise detail — leads to stories that will capture a reader’s attention.

 

Mitch Ziegler, Redondo Union HS // :08.11

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WHAT'S THE STORY

Writing great copy is easy when you add these tips for finding fresh angles and crafting leads to prowess in conducting strong interviews.

 

Heather Nagel, Christ Presbyterian Academy // :15.19

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AP STYLE AND YEARBOOK. KNOW THE RULES.

Do you confuse AP Style with MLA and APA? Break down the AP rules and discover that AP makes writing consistent, concise and simplified.

 

Vicky Aguirre // :18.56

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BRANDING YOUR VERBAL WITH STRONG THEME COPY

Your theme copy establishes two things: the voice of your book and the story you are going to tell. Study strong examples and learn key methods that will help you on your way to powerful theme copy.

 

Justin Daigle, Brighton HS // :29.45