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English composition : writing for an audience. Part 3-4

Author: Peter BerkowAnita BerkowErnest J GainesKevin J AndersonAnnenberg/CPB.All authors
Publisher: S. Burlington, VT. : Annenberg/CPB, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Part 3 and 4 of a telecourse introducing the principles and techniques of writing. Part 3: Students, teachers and writers share their observations on what makes good description to help students develop strong descriptive writing skills. Featured writing examples include a police officer's arrest report, a music critic's magazine story and scene-setting and character development in the work of novelists Sue Grafton,  Read more...
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Named Person: Sue Grafton; Tom Robbins; Joseph Wambaugh
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Berkow; Anita Berkow; Ernest J Gaines; Kevin J Anderson; Annenberg/CPB.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 82281944
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: 3. Description (30 min.) --
4. Reading as a writer (30 min.)
Other Titles: English composition.
3,
Description.
English composition.
4,
Reading as a writer.
Writing for an audience.
Responsibility: with Peter Berkow ; produced by Peter Berkow and Anita Berkow ; Annenberg/CPB, Annenberg Foundation-Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; PBS.

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Part 3 and 4 of a telecourse introducing the principles and techniques of writing. Part 3: Students, teachers and writers share their observations on what makes good description to help students develop strong descriptive writing skills. Featured writing examples include a police officer's arrest report, a music critic's magazine story and scene-setting and character development in the work of novelists Sue Grafton, Tom Robbins and Joseph Wambaugh. Part 4: Explains how reading is a part of the writing process. Novelists Ernest J. Gaines and Kevin J. Anderson describe how they translate their reading into better writing. Students also learn to move from reading for pleasure to deciphering academic texts.

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