Style, Emphasis and Coherence in Student Writing

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Style, Emphasis and Coherence in Student Writing

Date

2-11-2020

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Location

Room 208 Self Hall, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Description

This presentation will show how we can aspire to a very high goal, even among first-year writers. The focus will be on combining the task of making transitions between one sentence and another with that of controlling emphasis in order to achieve an ever higher level of clarity. This involves introducing students to unusual sentence patterns, patterns which depart from the simple declarative sentence and which are often avoided out of fear and insecurity. The student's ultimate goal of such lessons is the same as the poet's goal: that is, to make the shape of a sentence reflect in some way the shape of the meaning it carries - in short, to achieve a marriage of form and content.

Keywords

Faculty Commons, student writing

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Disciplines

Educational Methods | English Language and Literature | Higher Education and Teaching | Rhetoric and Composition

Style, Emphasis and Coherence in Student Writing

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