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How Screenwriters Can Handle Rejection

Let’s face it: Rejection is a part of life, and there’s no way you can escape it, no matter how old you are. And for screenwriters, rejection can be crippling at times.

Countless screenwriters want to turn their scripts into movies and TV shows; they want to make a living by writing and selling scripts. So, with the expectation of putting scripts to film, they begin to realize that there tends to be only a few slots for Hollywood to fill. And, with a few slots to fill, screenwriters will become fearful of rejection.

But why?

As we explore this mental health issue a bit further, we’ll also discover how screenwriters can combat these negative feelings of sending a script out only to be rejected. And although rejection can hurt at first, we hope that writers can find it in their hearts to cope with the possibility of rejection and learn from their experience.

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5 Tips to Write Correct and Easy to Perceive

Writing correctly and clearly is an important part of learning basic professional skills that you can later use anywhere. If you are not easily understood by your reader, it will be quite hard for you to establish an online presence or build any online relationships. However, in this era where the online environment is taking over, writing effectively is one of the biggest assets you could develop. From writing e-mails to official letters or even essays, you should be preparing yourself for what is to come. Here is a guide on how to write correctly and efficiently and how to improve yourself on this subject.

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How to Write Without Muse?

Writer’s block is one of the greatest challenges that most writers around the world face. It doesn’t matter if you write blog posts or American Novels. Writer’s block not only lowers your self-confidence but also steals your writing motivation. So, how do you write when it’s so hard to get going? In this article, we are going to share with you a few simple tips that will help you keep on keeping on. But first, let’s find out what a muse is.

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Academic Writing and Rhetoric – September 09

Academic Writing University Center (NUST MISiS) in cooperation with the Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centres Consortium” and English Language Office (ELO) by U.S. Embassy in Moscow offers free online course Academic Writing and Rhetoric

This class will focus on developing essential academic reading, writing, and public speaking skills primarily for graduate and post-graduate students and faculty. REGISTER NOW

Course start:   September 09, 2020

Duration: 9 weeks

Class time:      Wednesday   17:00 – 19:00

Online platform: Zoom

Course Description: This class will focus on developing essential academic research, reading, and writing skills primarily for graduate and post-graduate students and faculty. Participants will develop research, reading, and writing skills needed to be successful in an academic and professional environment. A variety of materials will give the students the opportunity to analyze and comment on written examples, generate their own exercises, improve their own original work, and prepare academic presentations. The class is designed to meet the needs and demands placed on scholars and faculty to read, write, and present formal, research-based academic material.

Prerequisites: 

Students who wish to enroll in this intensive, 8-week course must demonstrate the following:

  • ability to write a research paper in their field of study
  • high level critical thinking skills to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and respond to complex texts
  • vocabulary knowledge and ability to pick up context clues to make inferences
  • understand the main ideas and details of complex academic listening sources
  • take organized notes on academic lectures
  • communicate accurately and fluently using effective presentation skills on academic topics and participate in active discussions

Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop and apply research strategies to determine validity and academic rigor of source material.
  • Expand academic vocabulary to increase class participation and comprehension of academic texts at the graduate level.
  • Employ various reading and writing strategies to improve comprehension and expression for academic purposes at the graduate and post-graduate level.
  • Evaluate and produce clear, well-structured and complex academic texts.
  • Create and deliver presentations of academic material.
  • Use online and campus academic resources and support services.

Successful Completion:

Students will be awarded a certificate of completion when they meet/fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete all writing assignments as scheduled on the syllabus (1 Short Article Summary; 1 five-source annotated bibliography; 1 Article Critique).
  • Actively participate in classroom discussions when we meet via Zoom and in Discussions on Google (details will be provided in the syllabus).
  • Complete one audiovisual presentation using PowerPoint, Slides, Prezi, or any similar online presentation platform via Zoom, Google, or other similar platform (details will be provided in the syllabus).
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance in Zoom at or above 75%.

***Additional course objectives and specific assignments will be posted on Google Classroom***

Instructor: Leticia Medina

Leticia Medina (AWUC)

 

Email: leticiamedinatx@gmail.com

Leticia Medina is a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Texas, where she has also been a Lecturer in the Writing Program and an instructor in the English for International Students (EIS) program. Leticia’s teaching experience encompasses instruction in academic writing as well as teaching World and British literature. Most recently, Leticia taught Advanced English for Academic Purposes to international PhD students from a number of foreign countries, including India, Iran, Bangladesh, México, Brazil, China, Russia, and Angola, among others.

 

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The Writing Corner on Academic Writing, Surviving the Pandemic, June 01

In our weekly newsletter, we present a series of topics designed to address students’ concerns about the elements and characteristics of academic writing. 

Last week I shared with you how my students and I delivered presentations via video chat where we talked about the music, literature, art, and other media from which we are drawing comfort and inspiration during these times. Continue reading The Writing Corner on Academic Writing, Surviving the Pandemic, June 01

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“Advocating for L2 Writers in the COVID-19 Era: Administrative Strategies”

Discussion Leaders: Shelley Staples and Christine Tardy 1-2:30 pm on June 12, 2020 (Arizona Time; MST; UTC-7) In this discussion-driven webinar, we will consider some of the administrative and financial challenges that university writing and language programs are facing as their institutions face severe financial pressures and remote instruction for international students. Continue reading SSLWebinar