This week we explored reviews and techniques that can be used to write a review. One activity we did to understand how to review in a more professional standards was to look at photos or pieces of art and then write questions about the piece to then debate over the possible answer. One painting we did was ‘American Gothic’, some of the questioned debated included:
- Why is he holding a pitch fork?
- Why is looking at him?
- Why do they both look miserable?
The debate that followed, allowed us to understand how you should question a piece so you can see the smaller details rather than just the big picture. Doing this enabled as to write more detailed reviews.
Show and don’t tell:
This week we used the technique Show and don’t tell, which is when you chose certain words in a certain order to make sure that you are showing the reader an image rather than just telling them about it. We were giving a piece that needed to be improved as it was only telling rather than showing. Continue reading “Week Six: Crafting: show and don’t tell, word choice, metaphor and syntax.”
Tone & style of genre:
Theme: The main subject around a conversation or a topic often spoken about.
Genre: A category a piece of work can be placed in.
Tone is the attitude that is shown across the entire piece of writing and tends to be shown through word choice. Style is the way something is writing, such as the syntax could be a certain way which also affects the tone. Genre is the category a piece fits into , for example a book based in space with aliens would fit in the science fiction genre because it is based around space.
Time is a world-famous magazine that was first published on March 3rd 1923. It focuses on all things topical and modern, from entertainment to world
politics, Time has it all. The two young journalist Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden founded it when they believed there was not a magazine about the latest current affairs and more. Time wants to educate, entertain and of course sell. However it does a lot more than just inform, it allows the reader to understand fully and yet still take in the information. Continue reading “Report: Time magazine (Alma)”
In our third week we learnt the use of word choice in a more in-depth way. Word choice is when you select your words careful so the text is related to the audience and topic and also is so the words are specific to the tone on the context’s written. I put this to use by re-writing cliché sayings. Continue reading “Week 3: Copywriting (Greg)”
Top 25 words:
The first skill to learn this week was to give a sum up of an article in 25 words. This is because the first 25 words should captivate the reader to want to read the entire article. We put this to use by using a headline of our choice, I chose “painting found by tree” which I then wrote a 25 word sum of the article:
Descriptive writing is the art of exploring the idea and look of a person, area, event and subject. I put this skill to use by accomplishing the task’s giving to us: ‘why I write’.
This piece was inspired by the great George Orwell original piece with the same name. He’s essay explored many different themes and way as to what makes him want to write, most through his own personal life experiences. My own life experiences are some of the reasons to why i write showing my piece shares with Orwell’s. However unlike my own, Orwell wrote a poem based on what he wrote from the reasons for why he writes. I did not do a poem because the reason I wrote for what inspires me to write did not in fact make me want to create a poem based of my reasons. Continue reading “Week One – Why I Write (Greg)”