A Written Presentation that Wows!
Take time to make the final product look great
. That extra hour or two as the final step in the writing process pays off. It helps the grade too!
Of course we all know that poor writing will not be improved by a fancy cover. At the same time, good writing will NOT make a good impression if it has a thrown-together look.
Use Appropriate Fonts
Fonts can be fun, and then can help communicate your main points. So what can you do with your fonts to help make your written presentation shine?
Use Large Fonts For Main Points
Center the Title
USE ALL CAPS AND UNDERLINE
Italics Works for Sub-Points
Visuals add color, interest, and are appealing to the eye. What can you add to your written report?
- Get out your own camera and snap some shots.
- Make a pie graph or table
- Add a map
- Cut and paste pictures from the internet. (Give credit of course)
- Can you draw? Get out those charcoals or pen.
- How about a simple diagram made in a paint program?
Even the simple little "A+" I have added to this page breaks up the monotony of the page and makes it more appealing to read. It helps your brain to grasp the main sections of the page. Hmmm, any other messages this little pic communicates?
An Attractive Title Page
Every book store owner knows you DO judge a book by its cover. And your written presentation will be judged by its cover as well. Create a great first impression.
Use a border. It takes only a second and makes it look more professional.
Consider carefully words need to be on the cover. Make sure they are centered.
Table of Contents or Outline
These show that you have taken the time to organize your material. The reader can tell at a glance how your paper is laid out and the main points.
Don't forget to include this. Many a good paper got a less-than good grade when someone didn't take the time to document their sources.
More Written Presentation Ideas
Here are some other ideas for presenting your written work:
- Make the writing into a booklet. Add visuals.
- Design a poster presentation.
- Develop a power point.
- Save in a word processing program and use word art.
- Email an attachment to interested and supportive relatives.
- Paste onto interesting and colorful stationary.
- Make a scroll, or historical replica.
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