May 18, 2022
ENG 290 - The Rhetoric and Language of Informational VideosCredits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3
Explores the clarity of language that is necessary when creating an informational video. Focuses on creating and revising the language in an informational script and how precise language plays a vital role in the execution of a successful informational video, both in the script and on the screen.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in any Composition II course
Corequisite(s): EMB 290
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Examine the informational video genre.
- Analyze existing professional informational videos to better understand the genre.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between fictional film and informational videos.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how clear language enhances an informational video.
- Revise an informational video script.
- Read a script closely with consideration for its adaptation to video.
- Rewrite areas of the script to ensure a stronger end product (i.e. final video).
- Add new content to the script where necessary.
- Execute a plan for adding “words on the screen” to an informational video script.
- Understand how “words on the screen” help to emphasize understanding in an informational video.
- Add “words on the screen” to emphasize key points and ideas in an informational video script.
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