This week we continued to write our stories, so that we could get them finished and edited, ready to insert into our InDesign layouts. 

Greg also taught a lesson this week based on making us understand the importance of word choice and sentence structure. He made it clear that word choice should make stories more interesting and of better quality, not necessarily longer. I liked the idea of this because it allowed me to understand that focusing on how long my stories are is the wrong thing to focus on. Instead, I should be focusing on the sentence structure and word choice in my writing, which would, in the long run, make my work and final product better.

Greg also ensured that we were all away of what nouns and verbs are, and how and when to use them correctly. We searched up the definitions of a verb, and a noun, and these are what I found:

Verb: a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.

Noun: a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things ( common noun ), or to name a particular one of these ( proper noun ).
We also looked at adverbs and adjectives and when and when not to use them, because they often result in overwriting, which is something that needs to be avoided in the project. The reason we do not want to overwrite in this project is because the people listening to the stories will not want to stay at the landmarks written about, for a long time, therefore we need to keep our stories fairly short, so that the listeners do not get bored.


With Alma this week we continued to record our stories and edit them, adding in sound effects that we wanted to go with our stories.
In Leasa’s class we continued to research on our chosen area for the walk. We clarified the ways in which we will carry out primary research, and I chose to ask a family member about my chosen area, as the location is a familiar place within my family.

This week in Celia’s class we learned how to put an image within text that we have written. The way that we did this was by drawing a text box and writing a random word, we then increased the size and made it bold before inserting an image by going to ‘file’ and ‘place, all whilst having the text highlighted. The image then automatically is inserted inside the text, and to make the image fill the word as well as possible, you can click the ‘Fill’ button on the toolbar.

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With Celia this week we also learned how to type on a line in InDesign. To do this we drew a curved line with the pen tool, and then used the ‘type on a path’ tool. Then we clicked on the beginning of the line that we had previously drawn, and began to type anything and the text follows the direction of the line creating a pattern that we could possibly use within our booklet layouts.text-on-a-path-grab

 

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