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Offline 2par

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The Power of Words
« on: August 11, 2013, 03:18:07 PM »

Offline 510bhan

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 03:23:10 PM »
Yeah -- terrific one that. ;)

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 03:25:31 PM »
Profound!

Offline Neghe

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 03:56:12 PM »

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 04:21:59 PM »
Wow, 2par! Thank you for sharing. I might just use this in one of my classes this week, if that's ok. Perhaps only one or two students will get it, but it will be worth trying.

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 04:24:57 PM »
Word, of course it's ok. What do you teach?

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 04:35:56 PM »
Well this particular course is a management communications class. It really is an impossible task of teaching them proper english/grammar, persuasion, formatting, and integrating research all in eleven weeks. But this last set of essays left me with three primary focuses for our next session, two of which could be combined with this video as an exercise prompt: 1) Getting to the why and so what? and 2) Editing out unnecessary words. The students have the idea of persuasion in their mind but are only translating that into words such as must or urgency. To which I continuously find myself marking up their papers with WHY or SO WHAT.

I'm thinking that the video would be a wonderful educational tool for opening their eyes to the world of possibilities of persuasive writing AND that a powerful message can be written on a small cardboard box. All I have to do between now and Tuesday night is think of a different message for them to re-write for practice.

Thank you so much for priming my creativity pump that I was sure had dried up!  :-*

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 04:59:11 PM »
My pleasure.
I remember those days, Writing 101. Persuasion is another way of saying, "I should have said...". So why not start there. Come up with a very persuasive line and work on the non-persuasive version for the students.

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 07:20:58 PM »
Yes!

Seen it before, but a pleasure to see it again.

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 03:49:10 AM »
Me too, but it's worth seeing twice.
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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 11:59:04 AM »
Wow!

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 06:23:06 PM »
That teared me up, gave me a lump in my throat. Thanks for sharing

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2013, 06:26:10 PM »
My pleasure. Glad you all enjoyed it.
This is why we have to be cognizant of how we word our works. We never know who we'll touch.

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Re: The Power of Words
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2013, 06:27:30 PM »
Fare thee well Skip. We're all 'Keening' now. xbx