How (and Why) to Write a Business Letter
How (and Why) to Write a Business Letter
Learn how to write a business letter using the block format. Watching this video, you will learn how to format and organize your business letter. More importantly, you will then possess one more useful tool for making yourself heard in this crazy, unfair, and contentious world. Learn to resolve conflict in a way that is advantageous to you. At the end of the video is an assignment to write a complaint letter about rude service. Writing a business letter can be a very empowering act. In life, as you no doubt know, there…Read more »
How to Write Your College Application Essay
How to Write Your College Application Essay
Learn how to write your college admission essay. Included: how different kinds of students should approach the essay, organization, choosing words effectively, and the importance of conventions. Learn what voice is, and how not to put your reader to sleep. This video also suggests where to find effectively written essays for you to study. 8 tips are presented altogether. Your college application essay could be one of the most important documents you will ever write. Its purpose is to put a human face on your application, so convey a sense of who you…Read more »
How to Write a Satire
How to Write a Satire
Learn how to write a satire. Topics include the difference between irony and sarcasm, ways to know when an author is being ironic, as well as what is and isn't appropriate subject matter for satire. Examples include works by Jonathan Swift and Saturday Night Live. Satire is a creative work like an essay or movie that uses humor, irony and sarcasm to ridicule a person, thing, or idea by imitating it or by pretending to praise it. It makes fun of something the author thinks is stupid or immoral by imitating it or…Read more »
MLA Annotated Bibliography and Online Sources
MLA Annotated Bibliography and Online Sources
Learn how to create an MLA formatted annotated bibliography. We'll also talk about how to document online sources. Topics include the hanging indent, online bibliography-making websites, documenting digital images, and how an annotated bibliography is like a spork. I believe the format conventions regarding Internet sources will continue to evolve, so this video may be revised later. It’s a bit of work documenting your sources correctly, but presumably your research was the hard part. If you don't do a good job in this section, you could raise suspicions that you plagiarized or just…Read more »
Reader Response Journal Rubric
Reader Response Journal Rubric
Learn how to show comprehension, reflection, and application in your Reader-Response journals. Reader-response is the idea that meaning occurs in the mind of the person experiencing the work of art, rather than being dictated by the author. What a work of art means to you is legitimate if it's supported by the text. The rubric is explained in detail using examples from Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Learning how to make meaning from what you read answers the questions, “what does this have to do with me?” and “When will I ever…Read more »