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Save and Send

It's not difficult to get your work to us and have it displayed on the school website. There are just a few things that you should bear in mind:


When you type your work you should save it as an rtf file. RTF format stands for Rich Text Format. It is a universal format and can be viewed using almost all type of word-processing software.

Here is how to save a new file in rft format:

  1. Open your word processing software
  2. Create the document
  3. Click on File
  4. Click on Save As
  5. In the "File Name" field, enter a file name
  6. In the "Save as Type" filed, click on the drop-down menu and select Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  7. Click Save

Here is how to save a file in rft format that was already saved in another format:
  1. Open your word processing software
  2. Click on File
  3. Click on Save As
  4. In the "File Name" field, enter a file name
  5. In the "Save as Type" filed, click on the drop-down menu and select Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  6. Click Save

A simple alternative is to copy and paste your work directly into your e-mail.

If you have put a lot of time and effort into presenting a handwritten piece of work then, instead of typing it out, you may just want to scan it. If your work includes colour (for example, in the title or in an illustration) it will look good if it is scanned and can still be displayed on the school website. Try to scan it at a fairly high resolution but remember that if the file size is too big then you won't be able to attach it to an e-mail. Probably the best format to save it is JPEG although other formats such as GIF and PNG will work as well.

When sending your work in to the school website make sure that you:

1. Use the correct e-mail address

For 1st year            s1english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk
For 2nd year           s2english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk
For 3rd year            s3english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk
For 4th year            s4english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk
For 5th year            s5english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk
For 6th year            s6english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk

2. Put the following information in the subject line:

a. your name                           (eg Robert Kerr)
b. what the piece of work is       (eg book review)
c. your English teacher's name    (eg Ms Fullerton)

(eg Subject - Robert Kerr - Book Review - Ms Fullerton)

I will put your work up on the website as soon as possible after receiving it - hopefully within a day. If it doesn't go up straight away, please remember that there a lot of you pupils out there but only one of me and, at present, the school only gives me one period (50 minutes) a week to do the whole website. Having said that, if your work has not been uploaded within three days, then come to my room (A4) and politely complain.

N. McIlvanney

Check Your Work Before Submitting It

Remember to check your work carefully before you send it in - it's a good idea to let someone else (brother, sister, parent) read over it as well. Also bear in mind that the Spell Check misses a lot of mistakes. Don't believe me? Then check this out:


They're know miss steaks inn this bull eaten bee cause wee used special soft wear witch checks yore spelling. It is mower or lass a weigh too verify. How ever it can knot correct arrows in punctuation ore usage: an it will not fine words witch are miss used butt spelled rite. Four example; a paragraph could have mini flaws but wood bee past buy the spell checker. And it wont catch the sentence ­fragment that you. Their fore, the massage is that ­proofreading is knot eliminated, it is still berry much reek wired.


I have a spelling checker
I disk covered four my PC.
It plan lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot see.

Eye ran this poem threw it.
Your sure real glad two no.
Its very polished in its weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a blessing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays comes posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore wee rote with checkers
Hour spelling was inn deck line,
Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
Wee are not maid too wine.

And now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults in awl this peace,
Of nun eye am a wear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

That's why eye brake in two averse
Caws Eye dew want too please.
Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
This soft wear four pea seas.

By Jerry Zar

e-mail : english@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk                                                 tel: 01563 525509

 N. McIlvanney 2009