Monday, October 05, 2009

Another successful lesson

We were reading a newspaper article and considering the writer's style. We discussed his word choice, his use of sentence structure and imagery, the effect of the headline, the impact of the opening paragraph, the neatness of the closing paragraph, his use of repetition and humour and allusion and so on.

"Now write a paragraph on how effective you find his writing," I said.

And I got, from one student: "The language of this piece is short and simple but worth every penny."

Profound analysis.


Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- well, he followed your instructions and also followed suit. I say give him an A -- especially since it made for less work for you. Thanks for the chuckle today!

susan said...

Cute! Your kitty pics always make me miss having a cat.

Fairlie said...

You've got to admire analysis like that!