Date of publication: 2017-09-01 21:56
After watching this lesson, you should be able to implement main idea development into your own writing, along with creating effective thesis statements and topic sentences for your readers.
When you read a paragraph and know exactly what that paragraph will cover, you 8767 ve more likely than not just read a good topic sentence. It 8767 s such a simple sentence to write, yet so many people leave it out of their writing. But I 8767 m getting ahead of myself
I use very precise language to tell you what he was doing: he wasn 8767 t talking, he was 8775 quibbling. 8776 Something entirely different than chatting.
The first place to start is with your main idea. The main idea is the key concept being expressed or examined. Putting this in our movie frame of reference, the main idea would be the broad context on what the movie is about, or the genre in which the movie will be viewed. Is it a romantic comedy about high school sweethearts? Maybe it's a historical drama about the Battle of Waterloo or the sinking of the Titanic. The main idea is the overall gist of what the piece will be dealing with as a whole.
I read every copyblogger post in my RSS reader and never comment (just soak up the awesome info). This is the one I need to comment on because it 8767 s just that great.
And notice how your sympathies change when I write, 8775 On the first day of winter, Moses fed his muffuletta to the three-day old woolly mammoth. 8776
Poetry and quotes by famous people are always go-to resources for me when I need inspiration for interesting word combinations. I 8767 m often blown away by the energy and lyricism of some phrases I find. A good exercise in loosening up.
“Imagine this you’re standing on the rocky, ball bearing like ground of Everest base-camp. The sun is setting and the weather is ominous your mind chatter is silenced by the screaming wind, your toes and fingers are like popsicles right out of the freezer on a summer day. You look up, cock your head as far back as it will go and what you see is a dimly lit towering wall of ice, snow, rock, and fast moving clouds. A thought flashes across your mind, I won’t climb this mountain”
That 8767 s Ernest Hemingway, and that little six-word story is possibly his best (his own estimation, not mine). Why? It 8767 s a story selling a pair of shoes shoes with an intense emotional connotation.