Clip description Keywords
Adapting Writing for Different Purposes
Adapting Writing for Different Purposes

Duration: 04:10

How the purpose of writing can affect the style, with an example of a piece of travel writing adapted into an information/instructional text.

 
Bringing Characters to Life in Biography
Bringing Characters to Life in Biography

Duration: 02:39

Writer Manjit Kumar discusses his account of the early pioneers of quantum physics.

 
Crafting an Opening Paragraph
Crafting an Opening Paragraph

Duration: 04:29

A journalist describes how he begins to create an opening paragraph for a descriptive article. He then goes on to model how it is written.

 
Developing Travel Writing
Developing Travel Writing

Duration: 04:34

An overview of effective travel preceeds a more detailed look of a travel writer in action, as they write while making a train journey.

 
Developing Travel Writing
Developing Travel Writing

Duration: 05:21

Kate Humble models travel writing and outlines a checklist of ideas to use as prompts.

 
Gettysburg Address: Newspaper Reviews (pt 1/2)
Gettysburg Address: Newspaper Reviews (pt 1/2)

Duration: 00:41

Reviews from contemporary newspapers about the Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

 
Gettysburg Address: Newspaper Reviews (pt 2/2)
Gettysburg Address: Newspaper Reviews (pt 2/2)

Duration: 00:27

Reviews from contemporary newspapers about the Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

 
Job Description
Job Description

Duration: 00:33

A copy of a job description for the role of junior in a video games company is shown.

 
Making a mug of tea
Making a mug of tea

Duration: 00:59

A short clip showing a young teenager making a mug of tea without speech.

 
Making a Sandwich
Making a Sandwich

Duration: 02:00

Showing a young teenager making a sandwich without speech.

 
Mark Thomas - Belching Out the Devli
Mark Thomas - Belching Out the Devli

Duration: 02:56

Mark Thomas talks about how he researched his new book, 'Belching Out the Devil,' an investigation into the drinks company Coca-Cola.

 
Masterchef:  Positive and negative critiques
Masterchef: Positive and negative critiques

Duration: 04:01

A number of contestants have their dishes critiqued on Masterchef. The presenters use a range of descriptive techniques to discuss the dishes.

 
Re-tracing a Great Expedition
Re-tracing a Great Expedition

Duration: 02:40

Author David Grann endures the Amazonian jungle to re-trace the steps of explorer Percy Fawcett.

 
Rescue of the Chilean miners
Rescue of the Chilean miners

Duration: 02:01

A BBC news report about the rescue operation of the Chilean miners.

 
Style, Presentation and Layout - Information Leaflet
Style, Presentation and Layout - Information Leaflet

Duration: 01:51

Two presenters demonstrate how an information leaflet should be drafted. They include helpful hints that focus on style, presentation and layout.

 
Top Gear: Caparo T1
Top Gear: Caparo T1

Duration: 05:35

Jeremy Clarkson presents a light hearted review of the Caparo T1 racing car. He provides important facts about the car and uses a number of informative techniques.

 
Writer Philip Hoare Discusses His Book 'Leviathan'
Writer Philip Hoare Discusses His Book 'Leviathan'

Duration: 02:40

Philip Hoare explains his fascination with whales and explores their relationship with mankind through his book 'Leviathan'.

 
Writing a History of the Great Depression
Writing a History of the Great Depression

Duration: 02:42

Liaquat Ahamed has written an account of the key players in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

 
Writing About the Development of Science
Writing About the Development of Science

Duration: 02:44

Richard Holmes explores the quest for knowledge by 18th century scientists.

 
Writing an Information Article
Writing an Information Article

Duration: 06:07

A journalist takes the viewer through the writing process as she drafts an article for a magazine.

 
Writing in Science
Writing in Science

Duration: 05:50

How scientific writing should be structured and how diagrams can support understanding.

 

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