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Student Magazine Project 
Create a magazine cover that looks like a real student magazine designed for CCTI students. Choose the title of the publication. Include a title, photo of YOU, headline article titles, and dateline. Be creative as well as professional. Be aware of the marketability and audience appeal of your magazine. Keep it interesting to anyone not only students that are already here, but Freshmen and any students interested in attending.
Rubric Code: U246973
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Subject: Vocational  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Magazine Cover
  Great

10 pts

Good

8 pts

Fair

6 pts

Poor

3 pts

Magazine Title

Great

Choose a title that can reflect the audience you are trying to reach. It must be school appropriate.
Good

Title does not reflect the targeted audience. It is still creative.
Fair

Does not follow expectations. OR - it is not creative.
Poor

The title does not meet any of the criteria.
Article Headlines

Great

Article headlines are interesting bringing the audience into the cover. Readers will be tempted to pick up the magazine to read what is inside.

Use this formula -
Number or Trigger Word + Adjective + Key Word + Promise

Examples:
8 Great Traits for College Success

10 Fun Ways to Use Your AVID Binder to Increase Your GPA
Good

Headlines are not interesting and do not pertain to the magazine.

Headlines are too long.
Fair

Lack of interesting article titles.
Poor

No titles
Cover Photo(s)

Great

Photo is in focus and utilizes the composition elements. Photo is compelling and brings the reader into the magazine.

Photo does not interfere with someone reading the titles of the magazine articles.

You should be on the magazine cover. The background should be removed. A new background is created or placed in a layer underneath your photo.
Good

Photo is not in focus, it lacks clarity, and/ or the subject matter is not in line with magazine. Photo does not bring reader to the cover.
Fair

Photo is of poor quality and does not add to the overall quality of the magazine cover. The photo detracts from the magazine.
Poor

Photo is missing. Photo is self portrait. Photo was taken by someone else.
Graphics/Color

Great

Colors/graphics are used to add interest to the cover. color is used to effectively bring in reader.
Good

Colors/graphics used does not bring in the viewer. The use of colors/graphics are ineffective or overused.
Fair

color/graphic used is plain or too busy. It shows no research or sticking to the planned color choices.
Poor

colors or graphics are used ineffectively.
Letter Font

Great

Letter font shows careful decision making skills. The letter fonts are targeting the audience. They are aligned and contrast with the background.
Good

Letter font shows some planning and forethought, keeping the reader in mind.
Fair

Letter font shows little research and decision making skills
Poor

Letter font shows no research.
Issue date

Great

Issue date is conveniently located on publication.
Good

Issue date is located on the front of the publication.
Fair

Student did not follow issue and date expectations.
Poor

no Issue, date
Grammar/spelling

Great

0 errors
Good

1 error
Fair

2 errors
Poor

more than two errors
Overall professional appearance

Great

The magazine cover has a professional appearance and is easily grasped by the reader.
Good

The magazine cover has a semi-professional appearance. It has some audience appeal.
Fair

The magazine cover has an unprofessional appearance, but some interesting points.
Poor

The magazine cover has an unprofessional appearance.
Work ethic

Great

Magazine cover project was completed before due date.
Good

Magazine cover project was completed by due date.
Fair

Magazine cover project was completed by due date, but then resubmitted.
Poor

Magazine cover project was not completed before due date.
Bar Code

Great

The Bar Code is created by the student and is well placed on the cover.
It does not distract from the elements on the cover.
Good

There is a Bar Code, but it is not clear to see and distracts from the cover.
Fair

There is a bar code but it was taken from another product. It was not created by the student.
Poor

There is no bar code on the cover.
Layers

Great

Each item is placed in its own layer and is labeled correctly.
Good

Each item is placed in its own layer but each layer is not correctly labeled.
Fair

There are some layers with multiple items or layers are mislabeled.
Poor

There is no evidence of layers.
Cost

Great

Cost is conveniently located on publication.
Good

Cost is located on the front of the publication.
Fair

Student did not follow cost expectations.
Poor

No cost given










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