Critical analysis is commonly considered the most difficult skill to teach beginning writers at the college level. The introduction of film analysis as a model to literary and linguistic analysis has proven both successful and popular among students and instructors. However, such instruction relies heavily on an instructor’s ability to model abstract principles and skills through lecture and class discussions. With the increasing availability of online streaming and technology in the classroom, a greater application of such modeling is encouraged. Therefore, the paper presents an overview of obstacles to expect, considerations in possible approaches, and an analytical exercise to help students to bridge the gap between visual and literary analysis.
|Keywords:||Writing Composition, Visual Analysis, Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis, Film, Literature, Pedagogy, Modeling, Classroom Technology, Classroom Activities|
English Instructor, INTO OSU, Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon, USA