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Thinking Education: See, Think, Wonder

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What is See Think Wonder and How Do You Use It? See Think Wonder is a thinking routine developed to help establish critical and creative thinking. It encourages students to look at an image. Educators then as students to consider what the image is showing. This inspires deeper thinking about images that students might otherwise ‘gloss […]

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Let’s Get Technical: In Media Res

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What is In Media Res? The idea of In Media Res is a technical Latin term meaning ‘in the middle of things.’ When it comes to narratives, traditionally stories begin at the very beginning. This is the case with fairytales. For example the classic line “once upon a time” is a traditional beginning from the very start […]

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Star Wars Battlefront II Review

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Clouded by Controversy The announcement of Star Wars Battlefront II was a welcome one. Following 2015’s attempt to reboot the Battlefront brand, Battlefront II was meant to be a great improvement. And yes it certainly was. However, unfortunately Battlefront II also managed to play host to a vast amount of controversy. The planned progression system engaged with the mechanic of loot crates in […]

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Teasing Teasers and DLC: The Dangers of Media Capitalism

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Modern Media Capitalism Media capitalism has steadily increased its drain on the video game and film industries. While money-making exercises have existed for decades in the media industry, today’s media capitalism displays increasing signs of vacuousness. And keen-eyed consumers are worried about what this means for the future of media content consumption. This post is […]

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Les Miserables: A Book Review

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Les Miserables: The Long Masterpiece “We can only suppose that its new life as a musical – and what an appropriate fate for that most operatic novelist – will help to bring Les Miserables to the attention of a new generation of readers, reminding them perhaps that the abuses Hugo catalogues are still alive elsewhere, awaiting their own […]

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Thinking Education – An Introduction

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Introduction – Thinking Education Another series of blog posts will begin to run simultaneously with our review categories, technical writing advice, and story drafting. This series is named ‘Thinking Education’ because it gets to the heart of what education aims to develop: thinking. Thinking Education aims to explore are some practical thinking activities. As well […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Dialogue

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Dialogue is Speech Dialogue can make or break a film, novel or play. So when it comes to speech how can you master some techniques to making creative, unique and fascinating dialogue that suspends disbelief, rather than creates disbelief? Here are a few tips and ideas to improve your dialogue writing: Understand Your Characters Characters […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Grammar

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Grammar is hardly a topic of conversation for any dinner table or party. Yet it is an incredibly necessary tool for any writer. While readers read for the information and ideas a reader conveys, a clearer understanding of the rules will always prove incredibly useful. As a disclaimer, however, it is one thing to understand […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Structure

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This series we will begin by looking at the concept of structure and how to improve structure. If you have been reading these writing posts consistently, you will have noticed that it is strongly recommended you follow a 4-Step Process when writing Essays. The beginning of this process involves planning, and the concept of working with […]