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Writing with Style: Dress Your Language for the Occasion

This is a writing enhancement course that aims at introducing to you a range of literary techniques widely used in genres as diverse as lyrics, magazines, advertisements and poems. Through a series of guided writing practice, you will learn how to play with word choice and arrangement to convey meaning effectively.


By the end of this course, you are expected to:
  • express ideas and feelings in writing by structuring sentences with parallelism, deviation, ellipsis, and substitution;
  • add a metaphorical dimension to written language by using devices of comparison including simile, metaphor and personification;
  • create sound effects in writing by using the techniques of alliteration, assonance, rhyme and rhythm; and
  • create visual impacts in writing by analysing the relationship between form and meaning of a text as well as using appropriate format and layout.

Duration 12 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 18 participants
Fee $500 (refundable)

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Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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