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Back to Basics – Headline Treatment & Copywriting

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer The photos are looking great! We have pages to show all of the special events that happened this year. But, 10 years from now… Will we remember everyone’s name? Will we remember what we were doing and why? We’ve captured the memories and now we need to EXPLAIN them! Back to Basics – Headline Treatment & Copywriting

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Keep it Clever: Yearbook Captions 101

Flip open any yearbook page and chances are you won’t just see a spread-full of photographs. That’s because a yearbook is more than just a book of photos; It’s a place where you find eye-catching headlines, short paragraphs, and witty captions that really tell the behind-the-scenes story of the page. Writing clever yearbook captions can seem like Keep it Clever: Yearbook Captions 101

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Developing Yearbook Stories

Everyone knows that a yearbook is more than just a bunch of class portraits—it’s a reflection of a specific time and place: your year at your school. And while photos play a huge part in documenting your year, feature stories add depth and dimension to the visual record. So, what are you going to write Developing Yearbook Stories

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A Quick Guide to Generating Yearbook Story Ideas

The thought of filling a yearbook with content can be daunting: All those pages! All that blank space! Never fear, because great story ideas are hiding in plain sight, pretty much everywhere you look. Once you’ve got a few basic ideas swirling around, check out our post on story development to help you start fleshing those A Quick Guide to Generating Yearbook Story Ideas

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Great Articles Make Great Yearbooks

While students love scanning through the yearbook to check out pictures of their friends and themselves, the articles in the book are also a major part of the final product. The articles in your yearbook help to give an accurate portrayal of student life, and illustrate what makes the school special. In order to make Great Articles Make Great Yearbooks

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Interviewing 101: Top Tips to Get the Scoop

Interviewing classmates and teachers in your school is a fantastic way to get some insider information for the yearbook. But there are okay ways to interview and then there are great ways to interview. Here are some tips to make sure your experience is the best it can be. Be prepared Know what you want Interviewing 101: Top Tips to Get the Scoop

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Brainstorming: Getting Those Creative Juices Flowing

Brainstorming is a fantastic way to come up with new, hip and creative ideas for just about everything in life—but it’s particularly a great tool to use when designing yearbooks. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when working on a long and extensive project such as a yearbook. You find that after time, Brainstorming: Getting Those Creative Juices Flowing

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