❏ Does the draft have the right amount and kinds of information,
considering your readers’ experience and knowledge?
Yes, since I'm catering to readers who may not have a lot of experience with the adobe suite, I was sure to be detailed.
❏ Does the draft reveal that you know what you are talking about? Will
readers trust you and believe your information is accurate? (These are
questions about ethos; see page 11.)
I believe so. I've included images of me walking through the tutorial and have also included images of what the end product should look like.
❏ What emotions do your readers have about this issue or similar issues?
Have you taken readers’ feelings into account in the way you have
expressed your ideas? (These are questions about pathos.)
I'm sure that their emotions are varied. Hopefully they will be eager to learn about techniques for applying the 5 principles of design.
❏ What do you want your writing to do? Will your draft do it?
I want both my writing and my draft to inform the reader about the 5 basic principles of design.
❏ Why is this a subject that matters? Will readers appreciate your purpose
for writing what you have?
The adobe suite is centered around design. In order to successfully and effectively use it, I believe that it is necessary to know the key to good design.
❏ What have others who share your interests in the subject matter done
about it? What have they written? Can you cite them to show that you
share their goals?
There are many other tutorials and walkthroughs that explain and demonstrate ways of applying these principles of graphic design.
❏ How will you know whether you’ve accomplished your purpose? What do
you want readers to do?
I would hope to see positive comments and feedback letting me know that my information was helpful.
❏ Why is now a particularly apt time to be writing about this? Have you
made this urgency clear?
As we prepare to transition into the working world, it is key that we as students develop a diverse skill set that will set us apart from others seeking the same jobs that we will be seeking.
❏ Try to imagine something unexpected occurring in public life that might
drastically affect how people read your work. What would need to
happen for your draft to suddenly take on a whole new meaning? What
attitudes would need to change? Can you depend on them to remain as
The 5 principles of design are timeless. While trends and fads will inevitably come and go as time goes by, these basic tricks are good for more than just applying the principles and will help in most any aspect of design work.
Blakesley, David; Hoogeveen, Jeffrey L.. Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief (Page 37). Cengage Textbook. Kindle Edition.