A22.0004 Computers in Principle and Practice

New York University: Summer 1999

Assignment 2

Due: Wednesday, June 2nd


Assignment 3

Using Microsoft Word, create a sample issue of a newsletter that you would like to publish. You can create a newsletter involving any subject you like, such as movies. baseball, water pollution, fashion, politics, your dog, etc. The newsletter should be at least 4 pages long, and use either two or three columns on each page (or a mixture). Include special typographic effects such as indentation, italics and boldface styles and graphics. Consider using such elements as graphs and pull-quotes.

At least two pieces of graphics must be included-one that you have created yourself (using any of the art programs we have investigated), and one piece of imported clip art from Word's clip art or from the Internet. (Your instructor will explain how such clip art can be incorporated into Microsoft Word.) Use at least two typefaces and fonts of various sizes.

We are not asking you to be graphics artists, but make the newsletter something you would want to show to your friends or family. You will be graded upon how attractive and how innovative you make your resulting newsletter, and to what extent you have used the various features in Microsoft Word.

Your newsletter should include more than one article, all centered around a common theme. All writing should be your own, and you should double-check your grammar. Remember to check your spelling using the spelling checker included in Microsoft Word.

Inventiveness and ingenuity are encouraged.


What to turn in.

Turn in a printout of your newsletter with your name, SSN and section number clearly visible and also a copy of the Word file on floppy (readable on a Mac) or Zip (formatted for Mac) disk

When you turn in your disk, make sure of the following:

  1. your name, SSN and section number are clearly written on the label
  2. the name of the file that you want graded is clearly written on the label

Read the following statement very carefully.

Contrary to popular rumor, you do NOT have to print out the final version in color!