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Week Six: Crafting: show and don’t tell, word choice, metaphor and syntax.

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.”

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Week Five: Themes and Genre conventions (Greg)

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.

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Week 3: Copywriting (Greg)

Word Choice

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)”

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