Tutor profile: Raymond M.
Subject: Film and Theater
What is the difference between writing a script for a play and for film?
Screenplays tend to be more formulaic and focused on the action of a scene, keeping dialogue generally brief. Scripts for the sage, however, can often be much more dialogue heavy and may not be trying to change scenes so quickly. Screenplays in general should be considered to be about a minute per page in the way they are formatted, used mostly as a guidance for how the director and crew will make it happen. Plays are more detailed, specifically in many cases explaining how to approach characters, lines, and setting in order to set mood and theme.
How do I cite MLA?
MLA, much like other citation styles, is used to credit works of others, whether you directly quote, paraphrase, or summarize that information. Basically, if you use someone else's ideas in your work, whether in their words or yours, they should be given credit. Any MLA guide will have further details and modifications you should review (such as the free version on the Purdue OWL website) but in general you should aim for (Author page#) style. If there are no page numbers in your source provided, you simply need to identify the author, the organization that seems to have authored in the information, or if need be, use the shortened title of the article up to the first noun (i.e., Becoming John)
I'm having trouble putting together my lesson plans. Can you help?
Depending on what is confusing in particular, you may need to consider a number of elements to be included and reviewed. A quality lesson plan should demonstrate why you can justify the plan by applying educational theory, but in particular would be expected to list objectives and standards consist with state mandates. You may want to be sure to review that for your particular state to help you brainstorm what you are trying to accomplish, why it will benefit the student, and then decide on methods you have learned about, adapted, and created based on your coursework.