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Clip description Keywords
Constructing Sentences
Constructing Sentences

Duration: 02:44

Close textual analysis of 'The Sea Around Us' by Rachel Carson reveals how sentences can be consciously constructed for effect.

 
Creating Parody
Creating Parody

Duration: 02:36

This clip explores how humorous intent can be created through parody in writing, using '1066 and all That' by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman.

 
Developing Vocabulary
Developing Vocabulary

Duration: 02:23

A Falklands veteran describes how many different words are used to describe death and killing when writing or talking about war.

 
Expanding Sentences for Effect
Expanding Sentences for Effect

Duration: 02:28

This clip, featuring extracts from 'Out of India' by Jamila Gavin, explores how precise detail can be developed through the use of concrete nouns, non finite verbs and some use of adjectives.

 
Exploration of Language at Word and Sentence Level
Exploration of Language at Word and Sentence Level

Duration: 02:05

Trevor McDonald explains why a prose extract from 'Out of India' by Jamila Gavin has an impact on him as a reader.

 
Punctuation
Punctuation

Duration: 03:03

An exploration of how punctuation is essential for the reader/speaker/listener if clarity and meaning are to be achieved.

 
Speech Marks
Speech Marks

Duration: 01:28

Correct usage of speech marks is explored through the medium of a cartoon with voiceover.

 
The Influence of Style, Purpose and Audience on a Text
The Influence of Style, Purpose and Audience on a Text

Duration: 02:43

Through a combination of modern interpretation and close reference to an authentic text written during the 1853-1856 Crimean War, the writing process and the impact of audience are explored.

 
Using Scots words to create a menacing atmosphere
Using Scots words to create a menacing atmosphere

Duration: 01:51

Actor John Michie investigates how Scots words like add more atmosphere to the crime genre.

 
Word Choice and Derivation
Word Choice and Derivation

Duration: 04:44

An exploration of how words are derived and how they are dynamic and changing according to context.

 
Writing Comedy
Writing Comedy

Duration: 02:26

A comedy writer explores how humour is created in a text with examples from '1066 and All That' by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman.

 
Writing Sentences
Writing Sentences

Duration: 03:11

An example of how meaning can be misinterpreted through careless use of phrasing.

 

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