The objective of academic writing is to inform readers, in an accurate and objective manner.
We are here going to look at texts from a structual and stylistic point of view.
There are many types of written text and we often apply different strategies to different text types (because we are likely to read them for different purposes).
Some of the academic texts you will be expected to read may be quite long. It is therefore a good idea to glance at the text first to extract as much information as possible on the topic.
Scannng a text to look for specific information.
Let’s see which words help us to understand the gist of this text. Pick three words from the text that you consider most significant for its understanding and write them in the Mentimeter tool.
Read a short excerpt and apply reading strategies. Then, answer the question in this quiz.
Complete the text by inserting a word in the appropriate space.
You will be asked 4 True/False-type questions on the following video from Prof. Fry’s lecture: https://view.vzaar.com/9894143/video
Watch a short excerpt and try to infer what the topic of his lecture will be.
Here is a short video clip taken from Prof. Paul Fry’s lecture Introduction to the Theory of Literature.
Watch and identify both verbal and non-verbal elements which express: a) opinions, b) humour.