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Poster Making for Class 12, Format, Tips , Tricks

By:Ruchika Gupta

Class XII Poster Making - CBSE English Writing Skills  

What is a poster?

A poster is a very useful means of making an announcement or appeal, issuing a notice, advertising a product or bringing about awareness on any issue of public interest. A poster should be visually attractive and readable from a distance. They are extensively used by NGOs, political parties, government departments, etc.

 

 

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Class 12 English Writing skills - Poster Making

In the class 12 CBSE examination, Poster writing comes as a part of Section-B, Short Answer type question of 4 marks. Maximum prescribed word limit is 50 words. Choice will be given to attempt one question out of the given two Short answer type questions based on any of the following :-

  1. Advertisement making
  2. Notice writing
  3. Formal, informal invitation and reply
  4. Poster making

 

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Marking scheme for poster making in class 12 writing skills  

The break-up of 4 marks for Poster writing as per Sample paper 2018-19 issued by CBSE is as follows:-

Format (title and name of issuing authority)

01 mark

Content

02 marks

Expression and creativity (grammatical accuracy, spellings)

01 mark

Total

04 marks

 

Tips to attempt a question on Poster making

Let us now dig deeper to know more about making the best poster. Essentially, a very brief communication with a compelling visual and a powerful message, a poster is always prepared with a particular target audience in mind. It very clearly mentions the theme or the topic, the schedule of an event and the respective occasion. It can be of the following types :-

  • An appeal for awareness or support, help or action, a warning or a caution.
  • In the form of an invitation like posters for carnivals, fests, concerts, exhibitions, etc.
  • Workshops, seminars.

 

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FORMAT of a Poster

NAME OF ISSUING AUTHORITY
TAGLINE
TITLE/NAME OF THE EVENT (exhibition, workshop, etc.)
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

ILLUSTRATION (WITH A CAPTION)


WHEN (date and time) AND WHERE
ENTRY FEES (if any) AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

ISSUING AUTHORITY- By whom or by which organisation the poster is being published.

TAGLINE OF THE EVENT- it has to be in accordance with the question. A catchy tagline for the occasion. It should be clearly visible. Thus, it can be bold, underlined or in capitals.

TITLE OF THE EVENT- it should be short and as per the question.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS- This is optional. For example:- Guest speaker, etc.

ILLUSTRATION- It involves pictorial representation. For eg., a drop of blood for a blood donation camp.

DATE, TIME AND VENUE- It is very important to mention date, time and venue of the event. It  is a point you cannot risk forgetting.

CONTACT INFORMATION- In case of any queries, the targeted audience should have someone to contact to.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION- If there is any other information mentioned in the question and is supposed to be there in the poster, it is important you mention it.

 

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Things to remember while attempting a question on poster making for class 12 English writing skills

  1. It should not strictly exceed the prescribed word limit of 50 words.
  2. It should be in a box.
  3. Make sure you double check for grammatical accuracy and spellings. They carry marks.
  4. Practice previous year Question paper questions.

 Do’s

  1. Make sure it fits within one page only.
  2. Use sharpened pencils.
  3. Bold or underline important information.

DON'Ts

  1. No usage of short forms or slangs. It is not acceptable.
  2. Don’t exceed the prescribed word limit.

 

BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE SAMPLE PAPER 2018-10 ALONG WITH IT’S MARKING SCHEME:

SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER-

Sample Question 1: You are Simar / Smriti of Lotus International School, Jodhpur. Your school is organizing a workshop on “Prevention of Drug Abuse‟ in the coming week. Prepare a poster with complete information for the students of class X-XII.

Sample Question 2 - Prepare a poster Highlighting the dangers of Pollution?

Sample Question 3 - Prepare a poster on “Blood Donation in your school”

Sample Question 4 -

MARKING SCHEME

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