Building Great Sentences

Building Great Sentences

Exploring the Writer's Craft

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors but not others? How can you craft sentences that reflect your own unique outlook on the world? Get the answers to these and other questions about writing and style in Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, a lively 24-lecture course taught by Professor Brooks Landon from the University of Iowa -- one of the nation's top writing schools. You explore the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. You discover insights into what makes for pleasurable reading. You also learn how you can apply these methods to your own writing. Building Great Sentences revives the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing. Unlike common nuts-and-bolts approaches to discussing writing, this course provides a greater context for what makes sentences great. You investigate how to recognize the mechanics of the sentences you read and write, you learn how language works on your thoughts and emotions, and you discover basic strategies to sharpen your ability to recognize great sentences and make your own everyday writing more effective. More than just a string of words, "sentences are shaped by specific context and driven by specific purpose," notes Professor Landon. "No 'rules' or mechanical protocols can prepare us for the infinite number of tasks our sentences must accomplish." - Publisher
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2008]
ISBN: 9781598034479
1598034472
Characteristics: 12 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 132 p. ; 19 cm.)
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company

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