Everything You Need to Write Great Essays: You Can Learn From Watching Movies [NOOK Book]

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Ready! Action! Write!

A student's writing skill is the single best predictor of success in the first year of college - better than math, vocabulary, grammar, or reading prowess. Unfortunately, while high schools teach students the mechanics of writing, they don't address issues such as getting unstuck, writing a first draft, brainstorming, finding the thesis that's hiding in an essay, soliciting useful feedback, or telling a story in pictures....
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Everything You Need to Write Great Essays: You Can Learn From Watching Movies

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Overview

Ready! Action! Write!

A student's writing skill is the single best predictor of success in the first year of college - better than math, vocabulary, grammar, or reading prowess. Unfortunately, while high schools teach students the mechanics of writing, they don't address issues such as getting unstuck, writing a first draft, brainstorming, finding the thesis that's hiding in an essay, soliciting useful feedback, or telling a story in pictures. This unique guide does, by capitalizing on what students know a lot about: the movies. Students read inside stories about their favorite films online. They watch behind-the-scenes bonus material on DVDs. They know how films work. What they don't know is that the writing and filmmaking processes are remarkably similar. In this book, they'll learn to shift their focus from word counts to process as they move from pre-production, preparing to write, "shooting" their first draft in the production phase, and then running their results through post-production to perfect their work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101543160
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,209,828
  • File size: 407 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Douglas has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, as well as an M.F.A. in Screenwriting and a Ph.D. in Film and Television Critical Studies. Since 1995 he's taught college-level courses in film, television, digital media, website design, communications, and advertising, and conducted essay-writing workshops for high school students.
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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Highly recommend

    This is an amazing book. Well written of course, but more important, it will draw in those teens that most urgently need the material.

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