The difference between my first article and my current article is that in my first article I did not stay in topic and I did not include none of the students feelings. In my current article I tried to be as specific as I could. I included my own perspective and how I felt as a senior. Also, I included how graduation has been for other students. My article has improved because i’ve seen that including others opinions is very important when writing because readers want to know more of how others feel about a situation. Staying on topic is also very important because if you do not stay on topic you will confuse the readers and they will lose track of what the article is really about.
I’ve learned that the purpose of journalism is to inform and to send a message. To have a good article you must have a good interesting hook and you must include different perspectives and not just stay on one person’s opinion. Having multiple opinions makes the article more interesting because readers will get to read how others feel and see that some may feel the same way about a situation while others think otherwise. Many journalist write articles to send a powerful message and that is also good for an article because that’s what some readers look for and hope to see. This also ties with staying on topic because if you do not stay on topic when you’re trying to send a message then the readers won’t get the message.
I feel like my overall best article would be article 11, in this article I talk about the last nine weeks. This article serves as a model to students because I gave advice and talked on how you should always take your work serious and not as a game just because it’s the last nine weeks. Many students feel that they are free to do whatever they want because it’s just weeks away before school ends but what they forget is that your grade can go down so easily but it’s very hard to bring it back up. I talked about absences and how it could affect you if you miss certain amount of days. Furthermore, I added that if you don’t come to class you will not be able to make up any work and that will cause your grade to go down and you will have to take the final exam and pass it.
My strengths in journalism and as a writer is that i can find any topic to write about whether it’s about school, the community, or politics. Anything that i am assigned to write about i can do it i can gather facts, opinions, and other information. My weaknesses is that i sometimes do not know how to start an article nor catch the reader’s attention. The most interesting information could be in the middle of my article but how will they know that. f i don’t catch their interest from the start. Many readers always read the beginning and if they feel like the book isn’t interesting already they just close the book and move on. I want for people to read my articles and be interested and for that i’d have to better myself in the beginning and in the ending.
To improve my writing in the future i will look back at these articles that i have wrote and see where i feel like i could have done better. The main focus for me right now would be the hook because that is something that i have trouble with so i’d practice on my hooks and when i feel like i have improved on that i could ask somebody to read one of my articles and ask them how they feel about it and if i caught their interest from the start. To help improve my writing overall i’d search up and read articles from many different types of journalist. By reading other journalist articles i can get an idea of how an article should be written. If searching up articles online doesn’t help me improve and i want to continue in writing i can take journalism classes to help me better my writing.