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.
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)”