Wednesday, November 09, 2016

102. Fluency vs Accuracy

I’m sure this is simply history repeating: being fluent, being accurate.

What does it take to conjoin the two qualities in oral and in written expression? Well, it takes discipline and compliance. It takes a lot of acceptance of linguistic resources AS THEY ARE: no inventions, no attempts at distorting what comes in ready-made constructions; in one sentence: don’t ask why; just take it as it is (well, that was two sentences!).

In the attached pdf you’ll find the abbreviations I use when correcting. It saves quite a few hours of correction per campaign. So you are asked to download it: it will be helpful when time comes for you to decode your marked writing tasks.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

101. A fresh new start


This might be – after all – a good place for readers to pick up extensions of homework. Yeah, right: all of a sudden the blog stops being “atemporal”, at least for the time being.
Check blog posts 25, 26 and 27 for work on Indirect Speech:
This does have to do with intentionality: you are not asked to write the reported speech version, just to detach yourselves from the grammatical aspect insofar as it allows you to tell the story line from the viewer's stance. While I admit that it is not easy, I still believe it is feasible!