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A Reflection from Both Sides
 Coming from another form of english campus press, it was inevitable to look at The Dongguk Post from Ewha Voice's viewpoint. There were many aspects I could relate to and compare with, therefore much to learn from.
  A cover-to-cover look at the past four issues of your magazine brought many thoughts to mind. Among these, however, your campus clip section first reminded me of the never-ending question: "What is the purpose of publishing The Dongguk Post? Who are its readership?" Slightly different from that of Ewha Voice, The Dongguk Post focused on the students of Dongguk University, and because it clearly shows, it grows on as one of your strengths.
  On the sequence of articles and columns throughout your magazine, maybe you could present a particular order in which to lead your readers from one main article to another. If they were skimming or skipping through, they would be able to guess where articles of certain content would be.
  For your magazine's grand finale, maybe you could end with short briefs on school, or culture, or any other issue; it felt a bit lacking to end with contributions and did not give off the impression that it was the end of your magazine. The contributions themselves, however, were very interesting and the topics that are covered were appropriate for your readership.
  To name several of the Post's strengths, the layout for each article makes it convenient for readers to read, the font style and size not making it too burdensome for readers and not turning articles into "kul-bat," or boring-looking pieces of writing. The subsections in which you divided some of your articles, however, looked like they could have been written longer. Each section seemed a little too condensed and might be in need of more information the reader would be interested in. The photos inserted in each article upgraded overall stylishness and gave the article a sense of balance. Various surveys taken throughout the several issues were made with interesting questions and specifically reflected the interests of college students of today. The content of the articles themselves seemed practical and pertained well to college students of today.
  The general images impressed by each issue were substantially different. This would be good in that you would always have your readers expecting something different, but it seems care must be taken that each issue does not totally tend to lean in one direction; all article topics in each issue should be impartially selected from various fields of interest, as you seem to be doing presently.
  I would like to add that the role of this contribution might have been different from those of other Monitoring contribution articles. The suggestions offered here aim to present on how the Post would be able to give its readers more in each issue, and to pinpoint the characteristics that this magazine should definitely retain.

Park Sook-young  leesj117@dongguk.edu

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