Narration (new) power point presentation

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Narration (new) power point presentation

  1. 1. Karen S. Wright
  2. 2. Everyone likes a good story. . . . • We go to movies. •We read books. •We listen as others tell their stories. •We tell our children stories. •We tell our friends “what happened last weekend.”
  3. 3. S ometimes when we hear or tell a s torywe as k, “ What was the purpos e? ” • When we write, as k— What is the purpos e? • E ntertain • Inform • Ins truc t • Pers uade
  4. 4. A brief narration = can als o becalled, an anecdote.Sometimes we use anecdotes • To make a point •To draw a picture •To produce an emotional response •To emphasize a point
  5. 5. Ask yourself:What is my point?What is my purpose?Who is my audience
  6. 6. Who HowWhat WhenWhere Why
  7. 7. S elec t narrative detailsc arefully, making s ure allpiec es fit together.• A void boring detail .• C arefully choos e whichques tions to ans wer (who,what, when, where, why, and how).
  8. 8. • A rrangedetails inc hronologic al order.• Perhaps us ein medias resor a flas hbac k.
  9. 9. Which sentence is more interesting? A. “Why Schwartz, what seems to be troubling you?” I asked with irony, vigorously working the salt shaker.B. In an ironic manner I asked Schwartz what was troubling him, while I vigorously worked the salt
  10. 10. 1.“Most people overestimate their ability to handle threatening situations,” the police officer explained.2.“How will price controls affect foreign trade?” the senator asked.
  11. 11. 1.The police officer explained, “Most people overestimate their ability to handle threatening situations.”2. The senator asked, “How will the price controls affect foreign trade?”
  12. 12. 1. Most people,” the police officer explained, “ overestimate their ability to handle threatening situations.”2. Most people overestimate their ability to handle threatening situations,” the police officer explained. “They mistakenly believe they can talk themselves out of danger.
  13. 13. 1.Topic Selection:Pick a story you want to tell for a reason. • To entertain • To express feelings • To relate experience • To inform • To persuade
  14. 14. 1. The Point: Write out a statement onthe point of the narration.2. Generate Ideas: Answer who, what,when, where, why, and how questions.3. Paint a picture with words.4. Write5. Revise6. Proofread

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