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Servito Lectures on Feature Writing

Servito Lectures on Feature Writing

7 Comments 🕔29.Aug 2009


Dr. Lourdes D. Servito
, KSS Consultant, veteran school paper adviser now a principal, lectured on feature writing during the three-day Refional Training Workshop on Campus Journalism for Advisers and campus journalists at the Juan G. Macaraeg National High School, Binalonan, Pangasinan.

The workshop was attended by some 500 young penpushers from the various public and private elementary and secondary schools of DepEd Region I, Aug. 23-25, with Pangasinan II division as host.

Simultaneous lectures on the different journalistic writings were conducted with the local media men and other experienced paper advisers as resource persons in newswriting, editorial writing, copyreading and headline writing, photojournalism, sportswriting, radio broadcasting, and editorial cartooning.

After each lecture, writing workshops followed and the lecturers were tasked to read and comment on the participants’ outputs to help them out in improving their writing styles. The resource persons were also obliged to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the articles reviewed during the critique session.

Dr. Servito observed that the feature writers have a good stock of vocabulary, and were able to come up with creatuve titles and interesting feature leads.

Some of the points that need improvement however, included establishing connectivity and transition from the title to the lead, lead to the body, and from the body to the conclusion of the feature story. Choosing the right word, accuracy in fact, and editorializing were also some of the common concerns among the young writers.


  1. 🕔 16:01, 02.Sep 2009

    Shaira Lei D.Ocampo

    HELlo Ma’am Servito!!!!!!!!I really love the way you gave us lectures during the 2009 Division Training Workshop held at Pangasinan National High School…hope you inspire more young Campus Journalists.God bless you Ma’am!!!!!!!!

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  2. 🕔 15:19, 11.Sep 2009


    Thanks Shaira Lei!

    I like your name. Congrats for being a campus journalist! Hope to see you in the National Schools Press Conference.

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  3. 🕔 19:10, 05.Dec 2009

    Richelle Ira

    Hai Ma’am Servito!!
    I was really inspired with your lecture at the Juan G. Macaraeg NHS.. thankz po..

    if u are to ask, isang pinakaimportanteng tip sa feature writing? and the most essential quality ng isang feature writer?

    thank u po..
    I know dat God will continue to use and bless you”,

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  4. 🕔 13:35, 13.Jul 2010

    Regina Calcaterra

    I truly loved this brilliant article. Please continue this awesome work. Regards, Duyq.

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  5. 🕔 19:28, 15.Jul 2010

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    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

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  6. 🕔 1:41, 06.Aug 2010

    Philip Martin

    Very nice blog, will come back for an update. Thank You

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  7. 🕔 16:27, 17.Aug 2012

    Sher Pauline Palola

    I was a feauture writer and the Managing Editor of the “Hat Tribune” when I was still in high school. And I must say that my love for writing was honed by you. Thanks for everything you’ve taught us, Mam. I am now applying those tips now that I’m a content writer. :) God bless Hat Tribune and Ang Sombrero!

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