Writing Prestige

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Writing Prestige

  1. 1. Writing Prestige A sorting and understanding exercise
  2. 2. Task #1 <ul><li>Sort these written works into the order in which people generally value them </li></ul><ul><li>Write a paragraph comparing the position of a pair of items </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why one is more valued that the other </li></ul><ul><li>Write two more paragraphs comparing other pairs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Task #2 <ul><li>Sort these written works into the order in which you personally value them </li></ul><ul><li>Write a paragraph comparing the position of a pair of items </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why one is more valued that the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Write two more paragraphs comparing other pairs </li></ul><ul><li>NB: Use different pairs to the ones you used in Task #1 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Short story e.g. So Much Water So Close to Home
  5. 5. Business letter Dear Sir/Madam,
  6. 6. Non-fiction book e.g. The History of Geelong
  7. 7. Sentence written in Standard English The cat sat on the mat
  8. 8. Text book for university students e.g. Statistical Methods for Social Investigations
  9. 9. Text message to a friend How r u
  10. 10. Formal essay Macbeth is a lesson in rightful authority. Discuss.
  11. 11. Newspaper article A horror weekend on the state's roads worsened overnight...
  12. 12. Screenplay Avatar script
  13. 13. Advertising jingle e.g. Coke is it
  14. 14. Play for the stage West Side Story script
  15. 15. Novel e.g.. Twilight
  16. 16. Sentence written in Non-standard English The kat sit on matt
  17. 17. Single word in Standard English eloquent
  18. 18. Single word spelt unusually sereus
  19. 19. Paragraph expressing one idea
  20. 20. Poem e.g. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone...
  21. 21. Song lyrics e.g. They got married early, never had no money...
  22. 22. Rambling paragraph
  23. 23. Email to a friend
  24. 24. Message on a social networking site
  25. 25. Romance novel e.g. Promise Me Heaven
  26. 26. Mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express
  27. 27. “ Serious” novel Of Mice and Men
  28. 28. Autobiography The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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