WRITING Poetry Are the topics of your poems original?

0 1 2 3 4 5 Do the topics cover issues to which your readers will relate? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your poems use concise and accurate language? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your poems avoid the ordinary and give readers glimpses of a more illuminated reality? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your poems engage your reader? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your poems flow naturally and not seem forced or artificial? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is rhyme and meter, when used, effective and well handled? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is figurative language, when used, effective in your poems? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Short Stories Do your short stories contain original and engaging plots? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do the settings of your short stories give your reader a sense of verisimilitude? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your characters well developed and interesting? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do you use point of view effectively and originally in your short stories? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is the language in your short stories concise and accurate? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Will your readers relate to your short stories? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your short stories have themes and relay messages to your readers? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your short stories free of spelling, usage, punctuation and grammatical mistakes? 0 1 2 3 4 5

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Essays Do the topics of your essays relate to your readers? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are the topics of your essays original? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your essays well organized? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your essays use concise and accurate language? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your essays descriptive and detailed? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your essays free of spelling, usage, punctuation and grammar mistakes? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Feature Articles Are the topics covered in your feature articles original? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are the topics covered in your feature articles of interest to your students? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your feature articles well written? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your feature articles well organized? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your feature articles use concise and accurate language? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your feature articles free of spelling, usage, punctuation and grammar mistakes? 0 1 2 3 4 5 VISUAL Design Is the design of your literary magazine cohesive? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Does the design highlight the writing and art and avoid overpowering it? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is typography used effectively? 0 1 2 3 4 5

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Is the design of your titles and bylines effective and visually pleasing? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your folios well designed and visually pleasing? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Photography Are your photographs well composed? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your photographs technically strong? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your photographs tell a story? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your photographs tie into your writing or the theme of your literary magazine? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are students responsible for the photographs given credit? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Art Is the art used in your literary magazine well composed? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is your art visually pleasing? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Does your art make a statement? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is the art original? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Does your art tie into your writing or your theme? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are students responsible for the art given credit? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do you avoid clipart? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Illustrations Are the illustrations in your literary magazine well composed and technically strong? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Are your illustrations visually pleasing? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do your illustrations fit well into your literary magazine without seeming forced? 0 1 2 3 4 5

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Are the students responsible for the illustrations given credit? 0 1 2 3 4 5 THEME Cover Is your cover well designed? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is it visually pleasing? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Does it contain the compulsory information (the name of the literary magazine, the volume, the year and your school’s name)? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Does your cover convey your theme? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Development Is your theme clear? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do the works in your literary magazine somehow tie into your theme? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Is your theme carried through visually? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Do you avoid theme overkill? 0 1 2 3 4 5

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