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.
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 :-
- Advertisement making
- Notice writing
- Formal, informal invitation and reply
- Poster making
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|
|Expression and creativity (grammatical accuracy, spellings)||01 mark|
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.
FORMAT of a Poster
|NAME OF ISSUING AUTHORITY
TITLE/NAME OF THE EVENT (exhibition, workshop, etc.)
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONSILLUSTRATION (WITH A CAPTION)
WHEN (date and time) AND WHERE
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.
Things to remember while attempting a question on poster making for class 12 English writing skills
- It should not strictly exceed the prescribed word limit of 50 words.
- It should be in a box.
- Make sure you double check for grammatical accuracy and spellings. They carry marks.
- Practice previous year Question paper questions.
- Make sure it fits within one page only.
- Use sharpened pencils.
- Bold or underline important information.
- No usage of short forms or slangs. It is not acceptable.
- Don’t exceed the prescribed word limit.