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Ideas can come from anywhere, they are the vital spark that starts the writing process. One of the best ways of deciding whether you’ve got a good idea for a movie is to ask yourself one simple question: “If someone else had written this story, would I get on a bus, go down to the cinema and pay to watch it?”

— David Griffith

This workshop is structured around a Jeopardy! game that covers basic punctuation and grammar issues, such as commas, subject-verb agreement, misplaced modifiers, and style choices. Each question has an optional explanation screen that goes into detail about the rule or guideline discussed. Students are encouraged to ask questions to clarify meaning or further explain the error discussed. The slides below won't work quite properly as Jeopardy!; they have to be downloaded and viewed in PowerPoint to work.






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