Writing a Film or TV Report
When you write a film or TV report, the outline
is part of the prewriting process. It helps you decide what you're going
to say and how you're going to organize your facts and ideas. To write
the first draft of the report, you may need to turn the points on the
outline into sentences and paragraphs.
Each main point of the outline (indicated by a Roman numeral) usually
becomes the main idea of a paragraph.
||Kind of buildings
||A. Apartment buildings
C. Post office
For example, the first paragraph of a report on
the neighborhood could be written from the outline in this way.
My neighborhood has buildings of every size and shape. Some are more than
thirty stories high. Beneath them, on the street level, are stores. You
can buy almost anything in this one block - from a quart of milk to the
newest records. At the end of the street, the post office, with its broad
front steps and its flags, gives the whole neighborhood an official look.
PRACTICING THE PROCESS
The opening paragraph introduces the film; the middle
paragraph summaries it: and the closing paragraph tells what you think
of it and why. Use this outline to write your report.
||A. Main characters
||A. My opinion
On a separate sheet of paper, write one film report
and two TV show reviews.
Be sure to include day and time of the TV shows and the date and times