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Commentary on newspaper article My first piece of original writing is a newspaper article which is intended for a broadsheet paper like The Times or The Guardian. For my article I decided to write about rape. This is a subject that I personally feel strongly about. Rape is considered a taboo subject as no one wants to speak out about, society would rather behave as if these incidents do not exist but they do. To make sure that I was writing about true facts I visited a few news website to get a good idea about this and also to get facts about the subject matter. At the website I found some statistic which I felt that I should include into the article as it makes more of an impact on the reader. This piece of writing is exclusively written for informative purposes. I have laid out my article as the same way that's The Times or The Guardian have laid they're articles out. Although I have chosen to use clear subtitles whenever I am changing the subject matter. ...read more.


I have also chosen to use one picture in the article which again is common in most articles, this is because if the articles where purely written then the reader will begin to become bored and may be distracted by another text which has got a few images. I have made two drafts before I had finally decided to go with this particular one. With the first one I felt that it was not informative enough and that it tended to talk about things without getting down to the precise point. Commentary on Problem Page My second piece of original writing was a problem page for a teenage girl's magazine such as bliss or Sugar. I chose to write this particular piece of text as I have not written anything entertaining which is aimed at this particular age group of people and I thought that it would be a good experience. In order to get a good idea about what kind of things most kids write to problem pages about I decided to look in some magazines and I also looked on the internet. ...read more.


The graphology of this text is set out similar to that of other problem pages. I have used many bright colours as children to tend to pay more attention to things which stand out from the rest of the magazine itself. I have one problem from each page into a coloured box as this is the way that most magazines set theirs out. But after studying the texts in Bliss magazine thoroughly I have found that they do not put very important letters in to these boxes they seem to put any of them into the boxes. So I have chosen to use the same strategy and put some of the letters into these brightly coloured boxes. I have also used many pictures which are quite childish as I feel these are the types of things which are going to attract the reader. Before I had done my final piece I had made two different drafts. The first one was a rough idea of what kind of matters I would be writing about and the second draft was working on the layout of the final piece after my second draft I had decided to add some pictures primarily to attract attention and as they are quite comical to add a little bit of humour as well. ...read more.

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