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Words of Wisdom

Think of story as the plan and screenplay as the execution. A screenplay is a story told in scenes, each scene necessary to tell the story. At this stage you’re just testing if each scene is necessary. When planning a screenplay, I try to write the story in prose first, without dialog, with each scene represented by either a sentence or a paragraph. Then I read and revise the condensed story, omitting what is unnecessary.

— Greg Marcks



Instructors often choose to book this workshop after students have handed in a first paper/draft for the class and prior to revisions/second papers.

This presentation explains some revision tips that will help students write clearly and concisely. It emphasizes minimizing wordiness and writing clear, yet complex sentences. During the workshop, students will be encouraged to check their understanding of topics discussed. They will also receive handouts for further reference.





View this presentation on video (22:06 minutes). Videotaped workshops are an alternative to in-class workshops.

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