This semester in yearbook, I have learned a lot about my abilities as a staffer. Although my photography skills have ample room for improvement, I have become much better at using camera angles, creating the best composition, and getting the best angle. I have gotten experience in the field throughout the semester by attending various sporting events and school functions. In being a part of the staff, I have also learned to cooperate with others on a daily basis and work as collective group to achieve the best results. Finally, I believe I've grown the most as a writer. By consistently working towards my goal of being copy editor, I have written numerous copies and captions. I have taken all criticism of my work seriously, and have attempted to improve upon those critiques as much as possible.
- Create more variety in my writing. While I spent a lot of time during the first semester improving my writing style, I think my copies and captions tended to sound very similar. Next semester I would like to work on writing captions that have a wider range of lead-ins, and work on varying my overall sentence structure in copies.
- Become a more well-rounded staffer. Like I said previously, I put the majority of my focus this semester on my writing. Going forward, I would like to put aside more time to work on my photography and design skills. Although I will continue to perfect my writing, I also would like to incorporate other aspects of yearbook into my daily life.
- Stay on top of assignments and be more timely. Last semester I had a habit turning in all my assignments at the end of the week. While I mostly made my deadlines, second semester I would like to keep on track and gradually fulfill all tasks given to me, rather than waiting till the last minute to do them all.