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In the first half of this session, I’ll lead you through the two best brainstorming exercises ever, then introduce you to two possible structures: narrative and montage. In the second half, we’ll analyze four different types of essays and develop a deeper understanding of how story structure works.

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Video Guide

0:10 - Intro
3:05 - About Me
11:15 - The Four Types of Essays
12:19 - The Objects Exercise
23:34 - The Values Exercise
30:40 - Narrative Structure (Hollywood Film Structure)
35:19 - Example: Toy Story Structure Breakdown
37:44 - Example: Finding Nemo Structure Breakdown
42:17 - Student Example: Type A Essay Analysis
50:30 - Montage Structure
51:37 - Student Example: Type B Essay Analysis
1:00:55 - Homework

Resources Referenced in this Session

The Objects Exercise Guide
The Values Exercise Guide
Narrative Structure Guide
A Essay Analysis: "With Debate"
Montage Structure Guide
B Essay Analysis: "Endodontics"