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The Standard Deviants: English Composition

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As with other Standard Deviants videos, this one begins with the warning thatEnglish Compositionis meant to be used in conjunction with a class, not as a replacement. Well, for once, ignore them. Sure, nothing can replace an English comp class, and everyone … see full wiki

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In Between The Corny Humor Is Some Good Information

  • Feb 19, 2003
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This Standard Deviant's English Composition Video is most definitely a mixed bag. Some good information is provided to help high school and college students express themselves better. Many good points do exist illustrating thesis statements, supporting paragraphs, proper use of quotations, and transitional sentences among other things. However there are two very notable drawbacks.

One is that the humor is way overdone. The purpose of this video is to educate young minds on writing properly as opposed to jamming as many cutesy sight gags into the video as possible. Although a few of these gags are a bit clever, the over use of humor is quite distracting from the task at hand especially when the narrators switch in rapid fire motion in synch with these special effects.

The other issue is that this video is way too long at two hours and six minutes. Many of the ideas illustrated are indeed important. However, the video tries to do a bit too much and its sometimes hard to determine which is most important. This video definitely must be viewed in small doses and in multiple viewings to determine the key points and then retain them. This is a slightly annoying task but certainly worthy of the effort. In spite of all the details, much of the information has some relevance.

Again, this video most certainly passes the test. However, there are some flaws which can hamper its overall effectiveness.

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