English Comp 1, Evaluation Essay
Professor Cindy Scott
April 2, 2013
Success Magazine: The Perfect Tool to Build Success
When readers pick up a copy of Success Magazine they expect one thing as they flip through the many pages: excellence. The popular Success Magazine that has been around for several decades and has established an image of being a great magazine that features the latest trends of entrepreneurial news geared towards average people ages starting from young to old. I have been an avid reader of this magazine since I was in my early forties and since then, I have read the magazine on and off for years. When I decided to pick up the latest issue to see if the magazine was still up to its high standards, what was found did not come with any surprises: after all of these years the magazine is still excellent. The March 2013 issue of Success Magazine is a great representation of the magazine because it features an organized yet eye catching layout, it has appropriate content for its entrepreneurial audience, and features an affordable price that is well worth the money spent toward an education and a vision of success. In evaluating this or any magazine, the first thing that a reader notices is whether or not the issue has a clear and catchy layout. Even though layout may not seem that important because it is not the actual content of the magazine, this criterion is necessary for this evaluation. Most people will not buy a magazine unless it is visually pleasing. An organized and creative layout is important to a magazine's success. The first thing one will notice about the March 2013 issue of Success Magazine is that the cover features a celebrity of entrepreneurial success. Coordinated with catching concepts that are inside the magazine and colors of feelings like blue, light blue, yellow, that brings a refreshing new feeling to the magazine making the layout very attractive. The cover also used many large and bold fonts in an...