What did I do well?
I think I did well at using Photoshop to design my visual picture because it was one of the first times I have used Photoshop. I liked how I divided pictures into the background to create one whole background. I also like how the text and the black circle stands out a lot, also the use of dull colours to make it feel more gloomy. I also think my letter to the editor was well structured and had lots of information to support each argument. I liked how in it I put in some persuasive devices and then pointed them out in my annotating.
What would I do differently if I had the task to do again?
I think I would put more detail into my visual and make it more structured. I think if I had the chance I would do another topic so I could learn more about different contemporary issues that are relevant at this time. I might even try to think of one of my own topics to do something different to what everyone else has done.
What help did I need?
I did need a bit of help when it came to annotating both my text and poster. I also needed help when using Adobe Spark and Adobe Photoshop as I am new to them both and still don’t know all the tools that you can use on these applications. Overall I don’t think I needed as much help as I thought I would.
The main thing about the art of persuasion that I have learned from this task is:
That being persuasive is not only texts, speeches and debates. It can be used in visual perspectives (as used commercially) and also can be used in videos. Also I learnt that we don’t really think that we have much experience at being persuasive, but we pretty much use it in everyday life. Whether it’s bribing teachers to play a different game in sport, voting or even begging our parents for something we really want. As you can see by these examples, we use persuasion everywhere.