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The Sanity Clause - A Night at the Opera
A great pun from the Marx Brothers' Night at the Opera!
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Word Choice - Friends - Adoption Letter.mov
Joey tries to write a helpful recommendation letter to an adoption agency for Chandler and Monica. He uses some really...great words!
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How to Read Poetry
Reading and interpreting poetry is often a frustrating event for students. Try this method, though! Read it once for an overview. Read it again, annotating the literary devices you notice. Finally, read it one more time, taking the time to put all the puzzle pieces together and form an interpretation. While this method won't solve all of your challenges, it may allow you to slow down, practice, and form stronger interpretations of difficult poetry!
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Friends - Joey's Stage Name
Joey wants a new stage name, but the one he chooses seems to have been taken already.
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Reading and Preparing to Write a Literary Analysis
How does one write a literary analysis paper, the cornerstone of many English courses? Watch, listen, and learn from a master teacher.
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Polysyndeton and Asyndeton
Examine these two rhetorical choices for listing items in a series.
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The Four Agreements  Don't Make Assumptions
This is an excerpt from the third agreement--don't make assumptions. It is accompanied by summaries and comments.
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Satire - Part 1
What is satire? Why is knowing about satire important in understanding theme? How do I find satire? What are the different types of satire? Watch part one of this two part series on satire, an important literary term to know!
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Grammatical Phrases
What is a grammatical phrase? What are the types of phrases? What do they do? Why do they matter? How do I punctuate them? Watch and learn....
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Ark's Theme Across Films
While the Ark has a musical motif attached to it in Raiders, where else does that musical theme reappear in later Indy films? Watch on to find out!
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TTTC  - "The Things They  Carried" - Part 1
Reading of the chapter "The Things They Carried" from the book The Things They Carried. Pages 1-7.
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Film Genre - The Western
The western is one of the most pervasive genres in American film. From the most humble beginnings in The Great Train Robbery to the Clint Eastwood films to Blazing Saddles, many westerns have graced the silver screen. Watch on to see the traits of this genre and its pattern of evolution.
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Introduction to Film Genres.mov
An introductory look into what film genres are, what patterns they establish, and how they have changed since the Studio Era.
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Writing a Literary Analysis Essay
After you've read the text and collected information that you deem potentially helpful to your prompt, remember to organize that information. Take a look here to gather some pertinent ideas on how to do that!
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Foreshadowing in Literature
We probably already know the definition of foreshadowing - how authors hint at future action in a text. But, do we know HOW they do that hinting? Watch on to see the 6 most common cues of foreshadowing found in literature.
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Rhythm and Meter in Poetry 2.0
A revised look at rhythm and meter in poetry, how to identify them, and why they matter in literature. Enjoy!
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Rhyme Scheme
How do you label the rhyming pattern of a poem or song....watch on!
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Motifs in Film
Another podcast is our series dedicated to the literary level of film, that which film has in common with literature. Watch on to see what motifs in film are, why they matter, and how to find them. Enjoy!
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Latin and Greek Roots 2.0
In this updated version of our Latin and Greek roots podcast, we again talk about how both Latin and Greek have strong influences on English, but we also talk about what affixes, prefixes, and suffixes (and infixes) actually are while also breaking down a strong process for determining words' meaning through roots. Enjoy!
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Economics - Principles of the Free Market
In a theoretically free market, what drives the buying and selling of goods and services? Learn about the seven principles that are fundamental to the free market system.
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Economic Indicators - 2018
How is the economy doing? A typical question at dinner parties, right? Watch on to see a list of indicators that economists use to inform their answers about how our large economy is doing.
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Motifs in Film
Patterns are...everywhere. In literature and film, we call these reoccurring patterns motifs. Learn to identify, track, and interpret common motifs in film with this short podcast for our film class.
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Archetypes in Literature - Random
Well...these ones don't really fit into any of the other podcasts we made, so they go...here! Explore the meaning of the desert, fish, water, the serpent, and the apple! Enjoy!
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Latin and Greek Roots.mp4
Overview of English's relationship to Latin, Greek, and German languages. Teaches about affixes (prefixes and suffixes) to a freshman English audience.
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Test-Taking Tips for the ACT Reading Test
...yes...test-taking tips. Next?
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Subject and Verb Agreement
A short look at the important concept of subject - verb agreement. Make sure that your subjects agree with their verbs in terms of plurality (number). Be sure, also, to FIND the correct subjects to agree with!
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Advertising and Propaganda Techniques
How do advertisers actually seek to persuade us? Watch on to see a group of emotional and logical appeals common to acts of persuasion, advertising, and propaganda.
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Symbols in Literature
What is a symbol? How are they used in literature? How can you interpret them and how do they relate to theme? Take a minute to learn more here!
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Test-Taking Tips for the ACT-English Test
...yes...test-taking tips. Next?
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Indefinite Pronouns and Agreement
Many, some, few, anyone, and the like are all indefinite pronouns and require some extra thought as to how they should be made to agree with verbs and other parts of sentences. Watch on to see how these indefinite pronouns are different from personal pronouns and how to make them agree with...stuff!
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Motifs - Raiders of the Lost Ark Musical Themes.mov
Notice the musical motifs throughout Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Satire - Part 2
How do authors create satire and satirical situations? What techniques do they use? Also, how can I frame my thoughts in a clear analytical framework to more clearly discuss satire with others? Watch part two of this two part series!
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Dangling Prepositions
What are prepositions? Dangling prepositions? Can I do that in my papers? Watch on to learn more about the tradition not ending sentences with prepositions and why that is or is not that big of a deal!
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Cinematic Level - Lighting 2.0
Another look at common types of lighting used in the film-making experience: low key, high key; and back, bottom, and side lighting. Enjoy!
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Film Genre - The Musical
Examine how the concept of a film genre applies to musicals, in specific. See how established patterns in this genre apply as it continues to evolve and include more modern films.
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Splitting Infinitives
Should the infinitive (to + a verb) be split? Some say yes; some say no. Watch on to learn quickly about this tricky little business. Or is it to quickly learn...either way, watch this and get smarter!
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Cinematic Level - Camera Angles
A look at four common camera angles used in film production: low angles, high angles, eye-level, and Dutch angles.
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All podcasts are created equal, but some are more equal than others. This one certainly is more equal than the rest out there on the paradox. Learn it, love it, live it. Enjoy!
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Active vs Passive Voice in Writing
It was done....by whom? It was written...again, by whom? Let's work to write in the direct, clear active voice of writing. Listen on to find out more!
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Political Socialization
This is a big word for a relatively simply concept: what factors in our lives influence our thinking and voting patterns? Watch on to see which factors in our lives tend to shape how we vote!
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Economics - Economic Systems
Traditional, command, market, and mixed economic systems all have different costs and benefits for a society. Watch on to learn what each system is and how each has both coasts and benefits for a society.
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