The T.Y.F.Y.I module is a news gathering module in transition year that is all about journalism and the joys of making a news paper. It’s taught by Mr Quinlan the T.Y co-ordinator and I personally don’t think anyone else could be better for this task than him as he makes the hours of writing and research enjoyable. Though it may sound like hard work it is a fun task that is easy to get done in a rhythmic pace. In the module you learn many valuable skills such as organisation and writing skills while creating your own articles for the TYFYI news letter.
It began slowly with us just getting to know the basics of journalism and writing the articles they weren’t all that great at the beginning and correcting them (with the help of our superb director Mr Quinlan). We gathered news from all the various activities we have under took as the introduction week, modules, workshops, Galway, and topics out of the circumference of school and even Ireland such as the American elections. We spoke to many kind people and friends to get info while creating and researching our articles and so we got sufficient amounts of great opinions from a broad range of people about our topics.
We got to write the articles in the way we wanted to and we’re allowed to write whatever we wanted about the topics we got to write about (obviously no profanity). I would recommend this module to anyone interested in English, journalism and writing in general as it is a fun and great way to express your thoughts, feelings and opinions on various subjects and matters.