By Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, Rebecca Bobbitt
Authors/Editors: Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt. This Cengage/Wadsworth specialist improvement textual content bargains insights and methods approximately utilizing popular culture within the writing school room. This quantity is edited by means of the authors of The popular culture area: Writing significantly approximately pop culture and comprises essays by way of authors who percentage information in their most suitable category principles and writing assignments.
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As the head of the Troubleshooting Committee, it is your job to anticipate problems and try to prevent them; your responsibilities extend to the area of Frodo on his quest and forward your recommendations to Elrond. The scouts have returned from their surveillance, so time is up. Present your top three choices to Elrond. Just for fun, assume that Gandalf can use his magic to transport anyone we have met so far to Rivendell to go on the Quest. The argumentative/persuasive essay was my favorite assignment from this semester.
In your comparison, you should consider what, if any, detail is left out of the movie version and whether or not new detail or information is added to the movie scene that appears elsewhere in the book presentation. Remember that details are the heart and soul of this essay because the comparison of details forms the foundation of your opinion about how closely the film matches the book. You should arrive at some conclusion as to why the scene differs from the book or why it is true to the book.
2. ) How does the setting influence the mood of the story? The mood of the characters? What kind of language does Tolkien use to describe the setting? 3. ) Section Two: A Plan Emerges The second reading section saw the hobbits encounter the mysterious ranger Strider, flee from the Black Riders, and eventually arrive at Rivendell where the fate of the One Ring would be determined. Because our next essay assignment would be argumentative, I encouraged students to develop more analytical skills. The presentation guidelines instructed the groups to help the class explore key concepts or events through insightful discussion questions and interesting handouts.
Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom by Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, Rebecca Bobbitt