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Joel Gonzaga

Joel Gonzaga

Intro to Creative Writing

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Table of Contents

Intro

15m 32s

Intro
0:00
Who Should Take This Course?
0:12
What Will You Get Out of This Course
1:24
Basics
1:37
Other Stuff
2:37
What Do We Write?
3:36
Grades
3:44
College
4:18
Jobs
5:26
Kinds of Writing
6:29
Logos
6:44
Rhetoric
7:35
Creative
8:39
Use All Three
9:20
Your Brain
9:48
Left Brain
10:10
Right Brain
10:35
Examples of Left Brain Problems
11:05
Examples of Right Brain Problems
11:28
The Assignment
11:59
Items Needed
12:06
The Task
13:02
Potential Problems, Left Brain
13:43
Potential Problems, Right Brain
14:21
Recap
14:59
How to Write a Summary

18m 20s

Intro
0:00
What is Summarization?
0:12
Samual Langhorne Clemens
0:29
Why Do We Need to Summarize?
1:03
Plans for This Lesson
2:29
Skimming and Scanning
2:49
Skimming
2:53
Scanning
3:59
The Details
4:12
Ask the Right Questions
4:45
Summarizing an Article
5:24
Summarizing an Article, Continued
6:37
Summarizing an Article, Continued
7:43
Get the Details
8:38
My Summary
9:36
Summarizing Stories
11:02
What is a Protagonist?
11:16
Qualities
11:24
Examples
11:54
Three Act Structure
12:12
Act One
12:27
Act Two
13:15
Act Three
13:50
Three Act Example 1
14:18
Three Act Example 2
15:26
Three Act Example 2, Continued
16:01
Three Act Example 2, Continued
16:41
Assignment
17:38
Intro to Books

12m 9s

Intro
0:00
Which Books
0:11
Genres: Sci-Fi
0:34
Wrinkle in Time
1:32
Political World in 1963
2:16
Like Harry Potter
3:35
Book's Reception
4:23
Brave New World
5:13
Political World in 1932
6:24
Special Type of Sci-Fi
8:16
Reception
9:16
Assignment
10:28
Things to Read

19m 50s

Intro
0:00
A Quote from Terry Pratchett
0:17
Silent with Knowledge
0:43
Learning What to Learn
1:24
Millionaires
2:01
Two Types of Ignorance
2:47
Ignorance of Stuff We Know
3:06
Ignorance of Stuff We Don't Know
3:41
Starting to Research: Internet Sources
4:20
Internet News Agencies
4:37
Entertainment News
5:03
Any Popular Magazine
5:47
Crowd Sources
6:16
Wikipedia
7:54
Blogs
9:36
Check the Blogger
10:15
Example Derick Sivers
11:11
Be Careful About Citing
11:50
Starting to Research: Libraries
12:15
Starting to Research: Bookstore
13:35
Assignment: Check In
14:40
Library or Bookstore
16:09
Wikipedia Game!
17:34
Example: Wikipedia Game!
18:38
Reading
19:14
Story Check In: Conflicts

20m 45s

Intro
0:00
Story One
0:16
Story Two
0:43
Wise Words
1:23
Conflicts
2:05
Types of Conflict
3:34
Person vs Person
3:37
Person vs Nature
5:51
Person vs Society
8:15
Person vs Machine
9:39
Person vs Self
11:07
Poorly Written Conflict
14:15
Well Written Conflict
15:59
Example
16:02
Components
16:47
Conflict in Wrinkle in Time
18:11
Conflict in Brave New World
19:12
Brainstorming, Topics & Thesis

15m 6s

Intro
0:00
Basic Structure of an Essay
0:26
Introduction Paragraph
0:47
Body Paragraphs
1:04
Closing Paragraph
1:16
Clear Thesis and Topic
1:28
Topic and a Thesis
1:58
Topic
2:03
Thesis
2:32
Steps to a Thesis
2:54
Brainstorming
3:18
The Blank Page / Example
3:50
Example: Whales
4:49
The Exploded Ideas
5:42
Pick a Topic, Ask Question
6:12
Which Questions to Answer
6:56
Example of the 'What'
7:50
Rules for a Thesis
8:21
Example
8:52
Shorter
9:33
Opinion/ Argument Thesis
9:59
Example
10:45
Interrogative Questions
11:27
What and Why Questions
11:57
How Questions
12:20
Example of Decent Thesis
12:35
Assignment
13:33
The Destination, The Path, The Thesis

17m 54s

Intro
0:00
Review from Last Lesson
0:27
Interrogative Questions
1:07
For This Current Lesson
1:20
The Map Analogy
1:36
Example: Asking for Directions
2:07
Finding 'X' on a Map
3:34
Finding a Path
6:20
Questions
6:29
Refining the Path
7:19
Find the Broadest Ideas
7:23
Find Ideas that Seem to go Together
8:17
Find Ideas that Seem to go Together, Continued
9:05
Find Ideas That Can Be Expanded On
9:29
Find Ideas That Can Be Expanded On, Continued
9:53
Examples of Possible Thesis
10:34
What's Covered and Not Covered?
11:26
Thesis for Descriptive Essays
12:53
Topic: Reality TV
13:10
Kinds of Reality TV
13:22
Bird's Eye Thesis
14:31
Narrow Focus Thesis
15:12
Comparative Thesis
15:48
Assignment
16:29
Writing Introductions

22m 39s

Intro
0:00
Basic Structure of an Essay
0:11
Introduction to Introductions
0:33
Your Opening Line
1:23
Quotations
1:47
Emotional Appeal
1:52
Where You Can Find Quotes
2:04
Aristotle Quote
2:50
What It's About
3:29
Eisenhower Quote
3:43
Lennon Quote
4:43
What You Quote
5:40
Who You Quote
6:26
Your Opening Line
8:13
Rhetorical Question
8:32
Example 1
8:53
Example 2
9:39
Example 3
10:48
Your Opening Line
12:13
Jokes and Humor
12:19
Examples of Jokes
13:47
Your Opening Line
14:23
Irony and Surprise
14:36
Definition of Irony
14:42
Example 1
14:48
Example 2
15:09
Definition of Surprise
15:28
Example
15:41
More Examples of Irony and Surprise
15:59
What Else?
16:54
Anecdotes
17:11
Emotional Appeal
17:22
Example 1
18:41
Example 2
19:26
Example 3
20:15
Introduction Wrap-Up
21:16
Assignment
21:47
Major & Minor Details

14m 30s

Intro
0:00
Basic Structure of an Essay
0:16
The Triangle
0:37
Topic / Thesis
0:43
Major Details
0:48
Minor Details
0:58
Sample Essay
1:13
The Triangle
2:03
Major Details
2:34
Supports
2:51
Common Keywords
3:07
Minor Details
3:27
Supports
3:42
Common Keywords
4:01
Sample Essay
4:19
Sample Outline
5:37
What Are Your Major Details?
6:06
The Triangle
6:26
What Are Your Major Details?
6:53
The Triangle
7:14
What Are Your Major Details?
7:37
The Triangle
7:44
Adding Minor Details
8:14
Organization and Transitions
8:25
Paragraphs
8:44
How To Improve the Paragraph
9:36
Sample Key Words
10:32
Basic Structure of an Essay
11:20
Closing Paragraph
11:34
Restate the Thesis
11:44
Examples
12:08
Wrap-Up
12:43
Sample Key Words
13:09
Assignment
13:47
Story Check-In: Characters

22m 13s

Intro
0:00
A Famous Quote
0:23
Characters
1:12
What They Are
1:17
What They Are Not
1:25
Example 1
2:17
Example 1, Continued
2:55
Characters Must 'Care' About Something
3:48
Characters Usually Have a Specific Goal
5:45
Characters Will Do Actions
6:35
Summary
7:43
Meg's Introduction
8:14
Example Continued
8:57
Evaluate the Character
9:17
Character Roles
9:40
Lead Character/ Protagonist
9:52
Example: Meg's Perspective
11:21
Supporting Characters
12:33
Example
13:06
Villains
14:25
Character Strengths and Flaws
15:36
Meg Murry Example
15:51
Character Archetypes
16:04
Monomyth
16:19
The Herald
16:44
The Mentor
18:04
The Shadow
19:30
Summing Up Characters
21:16
Intro to Patterns of Organization

18m 38s

Intro
0:00
Basic Structure of an Essay
0:19
The Triangle
1:05
One Body Paragraph
1:15
Major Points: An Analogy from Stories
1:44
Analogy Example
2:00
Order to Introduce Characters
2:50
Characters: Protagonist, Supporting Character and Villain
3:28
'Roles' for Major Points/ Body Paragraphs
4:05
Description and Definition
4:08
Background Information
4:44
Describe a Problem and Solution
5:13
Tell About an Important Person in the Thesis
5:51
How to Organize Your Major Points
6:31
Example One
6:48
How to Organize
7:34
Example Two
7:59
How to Organize
8:53
Example Three
9:12
How to Organize
10:01
Example Four
10:24
How to Organize
11:29
Example Five
12:02
How to Organize
12:48
Example Six
13:36
How to Organize
14:14
Assignment: Outline
14:43
Sample Key Words
16:15
Assignment: Writing
16:56
Assignment: Reading Wrinkle in Time
18:02
Listing & Classification

15m 49s

Intro
0:00
Listing and Classification
0:21
Purpose and Function
0:24
Details
1:10
Items in a Set
1:41
Example
1:50
More than Three?
3:59
How to Get Down to Three Major Points
4:11
First Step: Just Choose
4:38
Next Step: Combine by Similarities
5:30
Next Step: Combine by Similarities, Continued
6:07
Final Step: Break the Rules
7:07
Sample Classification Essays #1
8:26
Sample Classification Essays #2
9:29
Sample Classification Essays #2, Continued
10:14
Listing and Classification Keywords
10:51
Definition Keywords
11:55
Example: Major Detail of a Larger Essay
12:45
Wrap Up
13:43
Point One
13:47
Point Two
14:04
Point Three
14:27
Assignment: Reading
15:01
Assignment: Readings, Continued
15:24
Chronological & Compare Contrast

12m 26s

Intro
0:00
Chronological
0:19
What is Chronological
0:35
Purpose and Function
0:55
Details
1:38
The Three Act Story Outline
1:55
List of Three Acts
2:15
Act 1 of Sorcerer's Stone
2:36
Act 2 of Sorcerer's Stone
2:55
Act 3 of Sorcerer's Stone
3:19
Chronological Order in History
3:57
Major Detail for The Spanish Armada of 1588
4:20
Chronological Keywords
4:56
Time Prepositions
4:59
Date Mentioned
5:22
Words That Imply a Sequence
5:44
Compare and Contrast
6:12
Purpose and Function
6:55
Details
7:10
Example Strategy to Organize Paragraphs
7:30
Example 1
7:54
Example 2
8:11
Contrast Example
8:34
Sample Essays
9:05
Sample Essays, Continued
10:01
Compare Keywords
10:22
Assignment Reading
11:02
Book Response
11:32
Process & Cause & Effect

16m 25s

Intro
0:00
Process
0:12
Example
0:17
Purpose & Function
0:40
Details
1:20
Process Sample Essay
1:48
Example of Process Keywords
3:15
Cause and Effect
4:06
Examples
4:35
Example: Houses
4:56
Caused Questions
6:16
Example: Rivers
7:09
What is an Effect
8:10
Abstract Things
8:42
What Caused the House
10:09
What Caused the Success of Facebook
10:35
Not all 'Cause' Questions Will Help with All Topics
11:45
Cause Keywords
12:30
Effect Keywords
13:06
Brain Teaser
13:36
Correct
13:59
Incorrect
14:20
Reading
15:02
Mixing Patterns Together

12m 5s

Intro
0:00
Basic Structure of an Essay
0:09
Which Pattern of Organization to Use?
0:31
The Interrogative Questions
1:10
Who
1:33
What
1:47
Why
1:54
Where
2:16
When
2:25
How
2:33
How to Organize Your Major Points
3:22
Example 1
3:48
Example: Jefferson
4:17
Example 2
5:29
Example 3
6:17
Example 4
7:42
Example 5
8:48
Example 6 (Problem Solution)
9:21
Assignment
10:41
Story Check-In: Symbols

18m 45s

Intro
0:00
Symbolism in Literature
0:16
What is a Symbol?
0:55
Example: Victoria
1:06
Example: Celtic Cross
2:07
Example: Radiation Warning
2:48
What Kinds of Stories Use Symbols?
3:23
Definition of a Symbol
3:27
Who Makes the Symbols?
5:30
Author Assigns Symbols
5:38
Example: J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter
5:45
Example: Stanley Kubrick and 2001 Space Odyssey
7:11
Audience Assigns Despite Author
9:00
Example: To Kill a Mockingbird and Huck Finn
9:10
What is a Symbol?
10:28
Examples
10:43
How Do You Find a Symbol?
11:17
Plot Device
11:21
Does It Show Up at Climax?
11:56
Characters in the Story Recognize it as a Symbol
12:41
Analyzing a Few Symbols
14:29
Snakes in Harry Potter
14:50
'The Spice' in the Dune Series
15:35
'IT' at the end of Wrinkle in Time
16:42
Wrap Up
17:45
Writing a Book Response

17m 17s

Intro
0:00
Ready for This Lesson?
0:12
Required Skills
1:12
Plan
1:46
Imagine This
2:42
Plagiarism
3:31
Quote, Summarize, Paraphrase
4:00
Copying Correctly
4:53
How Do You Know What You're Copying
5:26
How to Copy Correctly
6:01
Example of Quotation
6:18
Quotation Marks
6:20
Quotation Marks + Ellipses
7:05
Block Quote
8:09
Paraphrase
9:17
Summarization
10:08
When to Use Citation
10:56
Citation Definition
10:58
Example of Citation
11:26
Example 2
11:35
Footnote
12:06
Insert Footnote
12:43
Formats of Footnotes
13:01
Books
13:05
Magazine
13:34
Assignment
14:12
Wrinkle in Time Essay
15:11
Brave New World Essay
16:00
Proofreading & Editing

29m 17s

Review for the Brains
0:15
Right Brain
0:19
Left Brain
0:28
Process of Editing
0:59
Three Steps
1:08
Proofreading: Most Basic
1:54
Checks for Grammar
2:11
Double Negatives
3:39
Homonyms
6:23
The 'To Be' Verb
9:23
Proofreading Team Work
10:51
Have Someone Else Proofread Your Paper
11:08
Editing for Style
13:29
William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #9
13:56
William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #10
14:28
Passive Voice
14:38
Active Voice
15:50
William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #12
15:52
Negative Form
16:19
Active Voice
16:47
William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #13
17:26
Needless Words
18:33
Needless Words, Continued
20:05
Pretend
20:45
William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #14
21:39
Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences
22:16
William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #18
22:36
Input From an Audience
24:39
Assignment
27:53
Internet Research & Library Research

29m 47s

Intro
0:00
What the Internet Has Done Well
0:24
Some Perils of the Internet
1:47
Advantages of Internet Research
4:47
Free
4:52
Quickly Fact Checked & Corrects Common Misconceptions
5:31
Many 'Experts' Are Out There
6:40
Easy to Get Information 'Across the Pond'
7:34
All Old, Classic Literature is There for Free
8:37
Disadvantages of Internet Research
9:39
Starts as Many Rumors As It Stops
9:47
Teaser Information
10:44
Quality Checking
11:45
Popularity Does Not Mean Quality
13:13
The Facebook Factor
14:48
Research in Libraries
15:42
Why We Still Go To Libraries
15:55
Academic Articles in Academic Journals
16:13
Example of Academic Journal
18:39
Example of Academic Journal
19:19
Complete Popular Magazines
20:08
Example of Popular Magazine
22:11
Example of Popular Magazine
22:31
Complete Books on Any Subjects
22:59
Interlibrary Loan
23:37
Specialty Encyclopedias
24:26
Wrapping Up
26:05
Use Internet For
26:07
Beware of
26:22
Use Libraries For
26:51
Assignment
27:54
How to Write a Great Research Paper

31m 7s

Intro
0:00
Previous Steps to a Thesis
0:48
More Complex Thesis
1:11
Picking a Topic
1:56
Pick an Area of Interest That You Care About & Know About
2:22
Narrow a Topic Down
3:38
Narrowing Down the Topic
5:00
Narrowing Down the Topic: Example 2
5:53
Narrowing Down the Topic: Example 3
6:44
Finding Information: Target
7:37
Example
9:47
Finding Information: The Search
11:57
Skimming
12:13
Finding Information: Library Books
12:49
Don't Read All the Books, Look at Table of Contents
14:37
Finding Information: Magazines
15:23
Magazines About 'Theater'
15:51
Magazines About Writers
16:06
Finding Information: Academic Journals
17:04
Narrow Focus
17:13
Have Arguments You Have Not Thought Of
17:32
Examples
18:33
Use Specialized Search Engines Available Only at Libraries
18:58
Finding Information: Encyclopedias
20:12
Finding Information: Google Search
21:36
The Google Search
21:46
Example
22:31
Finding Information: Wikipedia
22:49
External Links
23:29
Finding Information: Blogs
24:14
Finding Information: Online Magazines
24:51
Information to Thesis
25:40
Questions to Help Narrow Down Thesis
25:57
Form Your Thesis
28:06
Make a Tentative Outline
28:27
Example of a Tentative Outline
28:50
What Do You Do With Your Sources
30:17
MLA Format & Citation

21m 48s

Intro
0:00
Format for This Lesson
0:39
Margins
1:21
Set Your Margins to 1 Inch
1:37
Margin Inches on All Sides
1:56
Headers
2:15
Insert Page Number
3:13
Close to Continue Editing Outside the Header
3:49
Fonts
3:59
Legible Fonts
4:05
Never Use These Fonts
4:20
Top of First Page
6:11
Bibliography
7:15
What Is It
7:24
Example
8:10
Hanging Indent
8:13
Example: Books
9:16
Example: Books With More Than One Author
10:33
Example: Essay in a Book
11:40
Example: Journals and Magazines
13:40
Example: Websites
14:36
In Text Citation Exercise
16:43
Bibliography: Websites
19:14
Books By Organization
19:20
More Than One Work by the Same Author
19:38
Old 'Classic' Works
20:06
Religious Texts
20:35
Assignment
20:47
Intro to Critical Thinking

32m 7s

Intro
0:00
The Brain Teaser
0:34
Correct
0:44
Incorrect
1:00
Why It's Incorrect
1:23
Critical Thinking: Why Bother?
2:33
Avoid the Bad
2:43
Get to the Good
4:34
The Plan
6:55
A Few Myths
7:29
Myth 1
7:31
Example
8:09
Practice: Fact or Opinion
9:16
Few Things to Remember
11:03
Myth 2
12:50
Why It's Partially True
13:23
Sponging and Panning for Gold
15:57
Sponging
16:10
Sponging Advantages
16:24
Sponging Disadvantages
17:29
How Panning for Gold is Similar to Sponging
18:43
How Panning for Gold Goes Beyond Sponging
19:08
Example: Panning for Gold
20:50
Example: Panning for Gold Questions
22:14
Example: Panning for Gold Counter Arguments
23:28
How Do I Know Its True
24:41
Empiricism
25:20
Rationalism
25:49
Examples of Empiricism
26:26
Examples of Rationalism
27:13
Asking the Right Questions
28:39
Assignment: Your Opinions
31:25
Issues, Reasons & Conclusions

23m 5s

Intro
0:00
Overview for This Lesson
0:15
The Courtroom
1:04
Issues
2:34
Example
2:47
Descriptive Issues
3:56
Prescriptive Issues
5:06
Difference Between Descriptive and Prescriptive Issue
6:09
Conclusion
6:41
Example
7:03
Are Conclusions Opinions?
7:57
Two Kinds of Opinions
8:57
M. Neil Brown's Definition
10:16
Finding a Conclusion
11:12
Finding a Conclusion, Continued
12:31
Presenting a Conclusion
13:05
Reasons
13:55
What Are the Reasons?
13:58
Finding a Reason
15:02
Presenting Reasons
16:34
Kinds of Reasons: Empirical Evidence
17:14
Kinds of Reasons: Logical Appeals
18:25
Evaluating Reasons
19:12
Sample
19:19
The Courtroom
19:33
Are All Reasons Equally good?
20:35
Assignment: Self Reflect
20:49
Assignment: Read
21:44
Good & Bad Reasoning

32m 52s

Into
0:00
Outline for This Lesson
0:25
What is an Argument?
1:44
General Rules
2:39
Burden of Proof
2:40
Why the Prosecutor Has to Prove the Case
3:31
Issues
5:19
Example of Framing Issues
5:52
Empirical Evidence
7:14
Statistics
7:22
Example: Deceptive Statistics
8:40
Example 1 Explanation
9:47
Example 2 Explanation
10:37
Expert Testimony
11:40
Good Example
12:59
Bad Example
13:39
Reliable Sources
14:25
Rationalism and Logic
15:22
Deductive Reasoning
15:49
Modus Ponens
16:19
Hypothetical Syllogism
17:14
Disjuctive Syllogism
17:56
Reductio ad Absurdum
18:34
In Normal Speech
20:10
Logical Fallacies
21:35
Ad Hominem
22:05
Attach the Person Saying the Argument
23:53
Circular Reasoning
24:25
Hasty Generalization
26:16
Affirming the Consequent
28:07
Appeal to Majority
30:02
Assignment
31:42
Organizing an Argumentative Paper

22m 58s

Intro
0:00
Previous Organization
0:21
Basic Five Paragraph
0:28
Patterns of Organization
1:03
Plan for This Lesson
1:38
Researching an Issue
2:10
What Sources Should You Use?
2:14
What Kinds of Issues Can You Explore
3:58
How Should You 'Frame' The Issue?
7:45
Focus Your Yes/ No Question
8:22
How Do You Answer the 'Yes/ No'?
9:56
Introductions
10:55
Add This in Addition to Old Rules
11:37
The Thesis
12:11
Example of an Intro
13:25
Body Paragraphs
15:09
How Many Reasons Do You Have?
15:18
Example
16:07
Basic Organization
16:54
Basic + Rebuttal
17:45
Explanation + Reasons
19:03
Assignment: Write an Argumentative Paper
21:17
Assignment: A Great Paper
22:24
Introduction to Rhetoric

18m 38s

Intro
0:00
Format for This Lesson
0:16
What is Rhetoric
0:44
Definition
0:48
Example
1:45
Know Your Audience
2:45
Fear and Higher Values
4:48
Appeals to Fear
4:58
Examples: Appeals to Fear
6:13
Higher Value
7:03
Appeals to Higher Values
8:23
Yes, and Yes Again
9:40
Assume the Obvious Examples
10:50
Assume the Obvious Example
11:36
Specifics
12:32
Hide Your Cards
13:27
Writing Your Thesis
3:34
Thesis with Clear Conclusions
14:15
Thesis That Hide the Cards
15:58
Assignment: Writing
17:16
Assignment: Reading
18:04
Laws of Persuasion

24m 21s

Intro
0:00
Laws of Persuasion
0:09
Examples of Uses of Laws of Persuasion
1:01
Can Be Consistent with Logic or Can Be Logical Fallacies
2:09
1st Law: Reciprocity
3:58
Definition
4:17
Example
4:32
What You Can Do
5:50
2nd Law: Contrast
6:50
Definition
6:55
Example
7:12
What You Can Do
8:39
3rd Law: Social Proof
9:56
Definition
10:01
Examples of Uses of Laws of Persuasion
11:14
What You Can Do
12:30
4th Law: Consistency
14:14
Definition
14:17
Examples
14:32
What You Can Do
17:08
5th Law: Association
19:06
Definition
19:09
Examples
19:19
How It Works
20:22
Wrap Up
21:49
Laws Can Be Used for Good or Evil
22:43
Assignment
23:29
Intro to Creative Writing

30m 47s

Intro
0:00
What Have We Covered So Far
0:37
Rules
1:39
Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talks
2:41
Everyone is Born Creative
3:10
Creativity is as Important as Math/Science
5:24
Quotes From Sir Ken Robinson
7:11
'Teaching' Creativity
8:13
Rules
9:41
Three Things to Help
9:53
Journal Entries
10:53
When?
11:40
Where? Folk Wisdom
13:07
Where?
15:03
What?
15:40
What? (Things to Imagine)
17:23
What If's
18:51
Go Do Something New
20:50
New Simple Ideas
21:44
New Things Around Your High School
23:04
New Things Around Town
24:37
The Random Sentences
26:11
Step 1
26:48
Step 2 and 3
27:24
Step 4
29:26
Sir Ken Robinson Says
30:16
Making Story People

19m 33s

Intro
0:00
Making Characters
0:43
Brainstorming Characters
1:41
First Thing Everyone Uses for their Character: Yourself
1:46
First Thing Everyone Uses for their Character: Friends and Family
3:07
Pitfalls to Using Yourself and People You Know
4:04
Quickly Overcoming Those Pitfalls
5:19
Get to Know 'Personalities'
7:23
4 Types of Personalities
7:39
What the Letters Mean
7:56
Process for Making a Character
9:40
Alfred Hitchcock Says
9:55
Problem With His Statement
10:25
Imagine Unexpected Actions
11:33
What Does the Character Care About?
12:46
Labels
14:04
Label Examples Bart Simpson
15:42
Label Examples Hermione Granger
15:56
Label Examples Luke Skywalker
16:09
Label Examples Bilbo Baggins
16:26
Switching Adjectives
16:57
Assignment
18:19
Making a Plot

18m 54s

Intro
0:00
The Goal
0:17
Short Story
0:23
Things for This Lesson
1:32
The LOCK System
2:20
Lead Character
2:25
Examples
3:34
Objective
5:07
Examples
5:55
More Examples
6:54
Confrontation
7:52
Examples
8:45
Knock-Out
10:00
Three Act Structure
12:54
Act 1: Introduce the Characters and the Conflict
13:03
Act 2: Thicken the Plot
14:59
Act 3: Resolve the Conflict
16:06
Assignment
16:47
More Assignment
17:49
Showing, Not Telling

17m 17s

Intro
0:00
Overview for this Lesson
0:34
Concept to be Learned
0:36
Struck and White's Advice
1:10
Examples of Telling
2:14
Show and Tell
3:01
Examples of Showing 1
3:11
Examples of Showing 2
3:43
Examples of Showing 3
4:14
Show and Tell
5:10
Showing by Actions
6:09
Labels
6:19
Personality Page
6:32
What Would This Character Do (Big Things)?
6:49
What Would This Character Do (Mundane Things)?
7:48
Body Language
9:35
Common Emotions
9:52
Facial Expressions
10:33
Other Parts of the Body
13:12
Assignment
15:31
Writing Your Way Into College

26m 59s

Intro
0:00
Getting Ready for College
0:48
Importance of All That You've Done
1:46
Communicate Accomplishments Effectively
2:40
Things to Cover in This Lesson
2:58
Persuasion Process
3:54
Steps Towards Persuasion
4:24
Know Your Audience
5:21
Meet the Temp Graduate
5:38
Meet the Lifer Drone
6:13
What do They Have in Common
6:37
Things That Admissions People Find Boring
7:18
Things That Admissions People Will Like
9:00
Admissions People are Like Coal Miners
9:49
Know Your School
10:21
What Do You Know About the School Already?
10:37
What Does the School Want?
12:43
How Do You Find This Information?
14:36
Know Your Strengths
16:32
What Have I Done That Makes Me a 'Diamond'?
16:44
How Do Your Strengths Match the Schools Needs
17:33
Communicating Effectively
19:48
Communicate Indirectly (Wrong Way)
20:42
Communicate Indirectly (Better Way)
21:46
Opening Lines
22:49
Purpose
22:57
Bad Opening Line Examples
23:36
Good Opener Examples
24:13
Never Forget
26:11
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Intro to Creative Writing

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What Have We Covered So Far 0:37
  • Rules 1:39
  • Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talks 2:41
    • Everyone is Born Creative
    • Creativity is as Important as Math/Science
    • Quotes From Sir Ken Robinson
  • 'Teaching' Creativity 8:13
  • Rules 9:41
  • Three Things to Help 9:53
  • Journal Entries 10:53
    • When?
    • Where? Folk Wisdom
    • Where?
    • What?
    • What? (Things to Imagine)
    • What If's
  • Go Do Something New 20:50
    • New Simple Ideas
    • New Things Around Your High School
    • New Things Around Town
  • The Random Sentences 26:11
    • Step 1
    • Step 2 and 3
    • Step 4
  • Sir Ken Robinson Says 30:16
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