Class Notes (839,551)
Canada (511,389)
Writing (170)
Lecture

WR2121 Lecture October 4: Writing Concisely, Subordinate Clauses

2 Pages
106 Views

Department
Writing
Course Code
Writing 2121F/G
Professor
Tim Freeborn

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Description
October 4, 2011 Writing Concisely - Avoid redundancies “young in age” “baby kitten” - Use active constructions: convert passive to active; no expletives. - “there were accusations from parents” = “Parents accused her…” - Use parallel constructions - “She was arrested by Marshall George Herrick, who, shackling her, drove her to Salem Village for her trial” = “Marshall George Herrick shackled, arrested and drove her to Salem Village.” - Empty intensifier - Unnecessarily wordy construction Essay 2 (Movie Review) - respond to other reviewers at certain points - but don’t review their review. - have two paraphrases of an assertion made by other reviews and two quotations from each reviewer. - get evidence from details in the film - dialogue, performances, direction, editing, genre (films that play with the conventions of a genre) - Look for the thesis of the reviews - what is the evidence that the writer gives in service of the thesis? - Plot summary is for the intro only - Little Miss Sunshine Review - unsuccessful: - it doesn’t commit to a genre: dark comedy, satire, road movie of family dysfunction, indie/aesthetic, - timeworn convention: hollywood movie with “family is important” moral - successful: - Steve Carell’s performance - character development - ironic: dark comedy with conservative values. It doesn’t fully commit to the dark comedy genre because of its Hollywood cliches. - evidence for judgements: - gives gas station scene and talking to Olive scene as examples of Carrel’s good performance - He doesn’t talk about specific evidence in each paragraph. - genre: - assumes that satire is supposed to treat objects with exaggeration and be “dark”. assumes that its the darkest bl
More Less
Unlock Document

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit