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  • Jensens Format Writing DVD Supplement

    $25.00

    This DVD contains twelve lectures and is meant to supplement to the Jensen’s Format Writing book. Included is a presentation on how to evaluate student writing using various analytical keys and goes through the process with you. It contains overviews of the various sections in the book and does some teaching and explaining, but it is also meant to be motivational. Students will learn:

    The secret of cutting their work in half when it comes to writing a paper
    How to order presentations for the most powerful effect on the reader
    A technique for summarizing one’s reading in order to better recall it in the future
    How to stack up ideas so that they flow together in a natural fashion
    How to move ideas from sentence to sentence by following a simple rule
    All about what and how to document sources when doing research and writing.

    Much of the material covered here is in the book, but there are a couple of things that are exclusive to the DVD content. This informative presentation was created due to popular demand.

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  • Understanding Literature The Elements Of Drama

    $14.98

    Just the Facts: Understanding Literature offers an innovative, lively, and contemporary approach to understanding the basic elements of fiction, drama, and poetry and fostering an appreciation of literature. In each program, a young host and hostess guide viewers through the basic elements of each genre with colorful graphics and an informative narrative from English professors. Question-and-answer sections throughout the programs reinforce the concepts presented. Just the Facts: Understanding Literature offers a unique learning experience and an effective teaching tool. The Elements of Drama – The wonderful world of drama comes alive in The Elements of Drama, as the young host and hostess take viewers on a journey through the works of such famous playwrights as William Shakespeare. Colorful graphics and an informative narrative illustrate the basic elements of drama: Dialogue and narrative Soliloquy Dramatic conventions Plot elements Character Point of view Conflict And more . . . In addition, professors of English provide insight to help viewers understand drama. An interactive component of multiple choice questions reinforces concepts presented in the program and enhances understanding of the basic elements of drama. Study Guides are also ncluded – Junior High/High School levels.

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  • Understanding Literature The Elements Of Poetry

    $14.98

    Just the Facts: Understanding Literature presents an innovative, lively, and contemporary approach to understanding the basic elements of fiction, drama, and poetry and fostering an appreciation of literature. In each program, a young host and hostess guide viewers through the basic elements of each genre with colorful graphics and an informative narrative from English professors. Question-and-answer sections throughout the programs reinforce the concepts presented. Just the Facts: Understanding Literature offers a unique learning experience and an effective teaching tool. The Elements of Poetry Figurative language, meter and rhyme, simile, and metaphor — these are a few of the many topics explored in this lively video tour through the genre of poetry. Other elements illustrated in the program include: Oxymoron Assonance Alliteration Imagery Understatement Hyperbole And more… A young host and hostess guide viewers through the basic elements of poetry with colorful graphics and an informative narrative. In addition, professors of English provide insight to help viewers understand poetry. An interactive component of multiple choice questions reinforces concepts presented in the program and enhances understanding of the basic elements of poetry.

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  • Understanding Literature The Elements Of Fiction

    $14.98

    Just the Facts: Understanding Literature presents an innovative, lively, and contemporary approach to understanding the basic elements of fiction, drama, and poetry and fostering an appreciation of literature. In each program, a young host and hostess guide viewers through the basic elements of each genre with colorful graphics and an informative narrative from English professors. Question-and-answer sections throughout the programs reinforce the concepts presented. Just the Facts: Understanding Literature offers a unique learning experience and an effective teaching tool. The Elements of Fiction, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson — these are just three of the renowned authors whose work is cited in The Elements of Fiction, which explores: Plot elements Character Conflict Flashback Foreshadowing And more… In this program, a young host and hostess guide students through the basic elements of fiction with colorful graphics and an informative narrative. In addition, professors of English provide insight to help viewers understand the genre of fiction. An interactive component of multiple choice questions reinforces concepts presented and enhances understanding of the basic elements of fiction.

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  • Learn English ESL 4 Pack

    $69.98

    Save Money! The Standard Deviants English as a Second Language DVD 4-Pack includes everything you need to become proficient in the English language! You get all four ESL DVDs at a discounted price.

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  • Learn English ESL Program 4 Regular And Irregular Past And Adverbs

    $19.98

    We ll begin by explaining regular verbs. These are the verbs you love in the past tense. They are solid, predictable, reliable, and regular all you have to do is add an ed. Then we ll move on to irregular verbs. These tricky verbs are unpredictable, unreliable, and don t follow a regular pattern. But if you really want to feel the vibe of your verbs, you need to add something: adverbs! These handy words describe how do you do the things you do.

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  • Learn English ESL Program 3 Possessives Verb And Infinitive And The Past

    $19.98

    Possessives give you the ability to say what belongs to you and what does not. But possessives in English can be a little bit tricky. When do you use my and when do use mine? Or her and hers? We ll also show you how to stretch your conversations by using the present simple tense with an infinitive. Finally, we ll tackle the past tense with a look at the basics: was and were. You ll use them time and time again, from how was your day? to where were you?

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  • Learn English ESL Program 2 Prepositions Questions And Time

    $19.98

    We re going to look at prepositions, words that describe the relationship between a noun and some other word. We ll also get the low-down on the question words who?, what? and where? But it s not enough to ask questions if people don t know what you re talking about! So we ll also cover pointer words like this, that and there. Finally, you ll learn about days of the week, the months, the seasons, and how to tell time.

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  • Learn English ESL Program 1 Pronouns Adjectives And The Present Tense

    $19.98

    Your study of English begins with a look at pronouns – those little words like we, she and I that take the place of nouns and keep your sentences nice and neat. Then we’re going to teach you how to use adjectives. These words help you describe things and make your sentences more interesting. But what if you want to tell someone that you like your hot dog? Or that you are in your office? Don t worry, we’ll also cover possessives.

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  • English Punctuation Parts 1 And 2 Pack

    $35.98

    The English Punctuation DVD 2-Pack explains when and where you should – and shouldn’t – use these elusive little marks. These DVDs also cover commas, colons, the elusive semi-colon, and more. The English Punctuation DVD 2-Pack includes English Punctuation Part 1 and Part 2.

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  • Master English Punctuation Program 2

    $19.98

    A mastery of punctuation can make your writing clearer and add emphasis. English Punctuation Part 2 covers the less common punctuation marks: dashes, hyphens, brackets, slashes and ellipses (no, this is not when the moon moves in front of the sun – that’s an eclipse). Forget those expensive and cumbersome style guides, this DVD even covers the rules for quotations!

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  • Learn English Punctuation Program 1

    $19.98

    If you think the semicolon is a small organ situated between your small and large intestines, you definitely need this DVD! Those little dots and slashes and marks seem simple enough, but they’re insidious little creatures! The English language is filled with tricky and obscure rules of punctuation. This DVD will explain these rules and improve your writing skills.

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  • Learn Shakespeare Tragedies Origins And Style

    $19.98

    Origins and Style is an introduction to understanding and appreciating Shakespeare. After exploring Shakespeare’s life and times, this DVD contains sections on understanding Shakespeare’s poetry and the elements of Elizabethan drama. Also, by evaluating the tragic figure that is Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the Standard Deviants help viewers understand exactly what a tragedy is. Finally, this DVD offers a brief overview of Shakespeare’s development as a tragedian.

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  • Shakespeare 3 Pack

    $53.98

    There is no question that Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers in human history. His works are filled with love, action, revenge – all the makings of a top-grossing movie. However, Shakespeare’s use of language often makes it difficult to follow his plays. This series explains the origins of his style and breaks down the some of his best-known plays with simple synopses and character analyses. The Shakespeare Tragedies DVD 3-Pack contains all three Shakespeare Tragedies DVDs (Origins and Style, Othello/Macbeth/King Lear, Titus Andronicus/Romeo & Juliet/Hamlet) at a discounted price.

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  • Shakespeare Tragedies Othello Macbeth King Lear

    $19.98

    This DVD examines three plays that reveal Shakespeare at his height as a writer of tragedies. This trio of tragedies contains Shakespeare’s variations on the tragic figure: A man destroyed by jealousy (Othello), a man destroyed by ambition (Macbeth), and a man destroyed by hubris and ultimately redeemed by love (King Lear). The Standard Deviants take the mystery out of these difficult plays, making them easier to understand and appreciate.

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  • Shakespeare Tragedies Titus Andronicus Romeo And Juliet Hamelt

    $19.98

    This DVD examines three of Shakespeare’s tragedies: his first, his most beloved, and his most famous. The Standard Deviants explore Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s first tragedy – a flawed, but promising play – to highlight what makes a great tragedy, and to reveal that even Shakespeare had to learn his craft. Additionally, the program provides insight into understanding the poetry, characters, and plot of Romeo and Juliet. Finally, the program provides easy-to-understand approaches to Shakespeare’s best-known and perhaps most complex work, Hamlet.

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