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Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft, The Teaching Company, (DVD)

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Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft
Title
Building great sentences
Title remainder
exploring the writer's craft
Statement of responsibility
The Teaching Company
Title variation
Exploring the writer's craft
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
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videorecording
Credits note
Producer, Jaimée M. Algret, Matt Costanza, Dan Shine ; editor, Dan Shine ; camera operators, Jon Leven, Tom Dooley, Jim Allen (et. al.) ; academic content supervisor, Kia Penso
Dewey number
808.042
PerformerNote
Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Brooks Landon, Professor of English and Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses, Literature & English language
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft, The Teaching Company, (DVD)
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Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft, The Teaching Company, (DVD)
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Note
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
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Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 132 p. ; 19 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Lecture 5.
  • Adjectival steps ;
  • Lecture 6.
  • The rhythm of cumulative syntax
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7.
  • Direction of modification ;
  • Lecture 8.
  • Coordinate, subordinate, and mixed patterns ;
  • Lecture 9.
  • Coordinate cumulative sentences ;
  • Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1
  • Lecture 10.
  • Subordinate and mixed cumulatives ;
  • Lecture 11.
  • Prompts of comparison ;
  • Lecture 12.
  • Prompts of explanation
  • A sequence of words ;
  • Lecture 2.
  • Grammar and rhetoric ;
  • Lecture 3.
  • Propositions and meaning ;
  • Lecture 4.
  • How sentences grow ;
  • Lecture 17.
  • Prefab patterns for suspense ;
  • Lecture 18.
  • Balanced sentences and balanced forms
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19.
  • The rhythm of twos ;
  • Lecture 20.
  • The rhythm of threes ;
  • Lecture 21.
  • Balanced series and serial balances ;
  • Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • Lecture 22.
  • Master sentences ;
  • Lecture 23.
  • Sentences in sequence ;
  • Lecture 24.
  • Sentences and prose style
  • The riddle of prose rhythm ;
  • Lecture 14.
  • Cumulative syntax to create suspense ;
  • Lecture 15.
  • Degrees of suspensiveness ;
  • Lecture 16.
  • The mechanics of delay ;
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Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598034486
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2368
  • PD2368-01
  • PD2368-02
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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