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Knowledge of Conventions
I don't know anything about this so I just wantto learn about all the genres and understand.
To learn the common formats for differentgenres.
CH.1 --> I feel like this principle has to do withbalance too, because different genres needdifferent balances of everything. It's importantto get that correct to reach a specific audienceeffectively.
CH.1 --> Contrast for different genres isimportant also, more business should have lessvisual elements and vise versa.
CH. 2 --> It's important to know exactly yourgoal when designing a template and/or writingsomething. Flyers, resumes and invitationsshould list the most important points in orderand visually pleasing.
CH. 3 --> Choosing the right font design for apiece of work varies between who you are tryingto speak to. Business shouldn't be too flashywith simple contrasts as in bold or not and flyercontrasts can have many colors and interestingfonts.
CH. 4 --> The symmetrical, or asymmetricalbalance with the white balance in a layoutshould be appropriate for whomever you'respeaking to.
CH. 5 --> I think that this goes hand-in-handwith balance from chapter 4 in that the layoutis very important when trying to make aprofessional looking piece, in eliminatingawkward white places and making itorganized.
CH. 6 --> The &quot;gestalt&quot; of the page isimportant when getting certain elements tostand out.
CH. 7 --> A grid structure and &quot;typographicmaster plan&quot; strengthen the flow throughout anentire document, making it more organized andeasily readable.
Develop new strategies on how to get mypoints across.
To be able to respond to the needs of aspecific audience.
CH.1 --> Know more about your audience'sdemographics.
CH.1 --> The most important element on thepage should be the most prominent, and so on.
CH. 2 --> Your piece must be visually pleasingfor whichever point you try to get across to anaudience whether it be a flyer or a resume.
CH. 2 --> You must be careful when usinggraphics, colors and fonts depending on whataudience you target.
CH. 3 --> The nameplate is very important inthe title of something (newsletter, website). Youmust have good contrast between the specificword you're trying to emphasize.
CH. 4 --> The symmetrics and white balancein the design of your piece should beharmonious and flow easily without anyawkward &quot;chops.&quot;
CH.6 --> Once everything is shaped on yoursite in a grid format, adding in symbolsrepeating throughout the page can be visuallypleasing and memorable.
CH. 7 --> It's said that people view documentsin an &quot;S&quot; pattern, so keep that in mind whencreating a document.
CH.1 --> The primary focus of emphasis is theintellectual analysis of the message todetermine which words and phrases are mostimportant.
To be able to focus on a particular purposeeffectively.
To adopt an appropriate voice and formality.
CH. 1 --> Make sure I 100% know what I wantto say.
CH. 2 --> Your main message must be shortand sweet, without any confusion or doubt intowhat you want to tell your audience.
CH. 2 --> When creating a flyer, you shouldn'tbold, italicize or make every sentence a largerfont. Only do it for whatever is most importantin the flyer.
CONVEY YOUR MAIN MESSAGE.
CH. 4 --> The layout of a letter/flyer/etc. shouldbe balanced well with your most importantwords larger with a greater visual weight thanless important words/descriptions.
CH. 5 --> This is important to keep a personsattention and keep your piece in an organizedgrid format to convey your message.
CH. 7 --> The placement of images on adocument is extremely important to keep aviewers attention and get their eyes in the rightdirection.
Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing
To be able to get my point across in writingeasily and respectfully.
To use my writing as a great, effective form ofcommunication.
CH.1 --> The importance of the flow of wordsthroughout a piece of writing is extremelyimportant to keep an audience's interest.
CH.2 --> When you're writing something, forexample a resume, it should be easy to readand to-the-point.
Make sure that your writing flows easily andthat you know your audience so you are'toffending anyone.
CH. 3 --> Contrasts should be harmonious andnot too abrupt, enough to lead the persons eyeto the first word you want them to see.
CH. 4 --> In balance, it's important to make avisually appealing and harmonious site. It'sbest to have your header and/or mostimportant word bigger and then yourdescription smaller for the most practicalbalance.
CH. 5 --> It's important to keep an organizedalignment and grid for the easy flow of yourarticle.
CH. 6 --> By using repetition you enforce amemory in someone and every time they seeyour symbol or phrase they'll know what itmeans.
CH. 7 --> Readers tend to scan an all-text pagefrom top left to bottom right, and lists that arecloser together with bullet points have a bettervisual flow.