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WRIT 3003 Lecture 4: Informative Writing
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LECTURE 4 INFORMATIVE WRITING Announcements Purpose: -to convey news -to announce an events or accomplishments Key components: -the announcement ...

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WRIT 3003
Marlene Bernholtz
WRIT 3003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Jargon
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LECTURE 3 October 1, 2018 THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS How does a sentence work? Who Does What (Subject) (Verb) (Objectrest of predicate) Dont start sentence with Due to use Because instead Business Sentence Rules -Use the act...

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WRIT 3003
Marlene Bernholtz
WRIT 3003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Rhetorical Situation
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LECTURE 2 September 17, 2018 A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO COMMUNICATION Rhetorical situation -a specific condition that invites discourse to alter its reality Exigence -a thing which is other than it should be -offers the oppor...

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WRIT 3003
Marlene Bernholtz
WRIT 3003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Rhetorical Situation
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WRIT 3003 Lecture 1 September 10, 2018 RHETORICAL CONNECTIONS Rhetorical Situation a specific condition that invites discourse to alter its reality Exigence a thing which is other than it should be Audience Meditator of th...

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WRIT 3003
Marlene Bernholtz
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Problem Solving
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WRIT 1702 February 28, 2018 Working Groups and Professional Etiquette Expert Critics An academic or professional writer whose job involves reviewing and critiquing moviesnovelsart etc. ther reviews will be published (not s...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Everyman, Primo Levi, Making Money
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WRIT 1702 January 31, 2018 Biography and the Graphic Form: Maus Scott McCloud: Understanding Comics (1993) Created Zot; response to violent, dark, and adult comics If you understand something about comics discourse, you ar...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Hacker Manifesto, Purple Prose, The Communist Manifesto
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WRIT 1702 January 24, 2018 Writing ManifestosThe White Rose Manifestos Idea central questionproblempoint How do you wake people up, how do you get people to care about unjust things because theres plenty of them going on ...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Spirited Away, Intersectionality, Power Financial
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WRIT 1702 February 7, 2018 Stories from the Margins Films for Assignment 3.1 Spirited Away Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Sophie Scholl: The Final Days Moonlight Movement: Two or more themes interrelating = your ide...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Conrad Veidt, Searchlight, Point-Of-View Shot
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WRIT 1702 February 14, 2018 Casablanca and Film Discourse No film comes out of a vacuum, it is responding to cultural events The Post: the kind of things the American president is criticizing Films as Cultural Markers Refe...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Relative Pronoun, Topic Sentence, Thesis Statement
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WRIT 1702 November 1, 2017 Paragraphing and Structure Grammar Module: Incomplete Sentences Most often, there is a predicate but no subject Someone did something (Subject, verb, object) SVO Example: Titus abandons violet. W...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Standard Written English, Miles Davis, Linguistic Prescription
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WRIT 1702 October 25, 2017 Grammar and Style The Academic Style Grammar: the way a language as a whole is constructed; Style: the way we write, rather that what we write; it is how meaning is transmitted to the reader. How...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Comma Splice, Germanic Strong Verb, Dystopia
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WRIT 1702 November 22, 2017 Lecture 11: M.T. Andersons Feed A phrase is a group of words that doesnt have a subject A clause has a subject and a verb (predicate), but it may or may not be a complete sentence. Signal Phrase...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Essay, Jaden Smith, Rogue One
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WRIT 1702 November 29, 2017 Beginnings, Portfolio 2, Writing a Scene Beginnings Everything that we need to know before we get to the evidence First line is the idea, in a very general kind of way Next line finds all of the...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Chlorophyll, Focusing, Idiom
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WRIT 1702 November 15, 2017 Beginnings Active Voice vs Passive Voice Active Voice Participle A form of a verb that modifies a noun, noun phrase, verb or verb phrase. A present participle ends in ~ing (making, seeing) A pa...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin
WRIT 1702 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Ad Hominem, Chemical Industry, Rachel Carson
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WRIT 1702 November 8, 2017 Reflective Writing 2 + Conflict Rhetoric Make transition from review to essay Review: should you read the book Essay: what is the book about? (i.e. its idea) What does he mean? Dont forget to use...

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WRIT 1702
Jon Sufrin

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