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Analyzing Film & Photography
Yale Film Studies' Guide to Film Analysis
A comprehensive guide to every aspect of film analysis from Yale University
Purdue OWL: Analyzing Visual Documents
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University offers comprehensive how-to information and examples on practically every type of writing. This page details the process of writing the visual analysis paper.
Visual Analysis Paper Sample
It always helps to have an example! This sample visual analysis paper is presented courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Analyzing a Photograph: A How-To Guide
Step-by-step outline of the basic process for analyzing a photograph. This outline is provided courtesy of the University of Oregon.
How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper
An article on the art of writing a visual analysis paper by Virginia Kearney, a veteran university English instructor with more than twenty years of experience.
How to Write a Photography Critique
A step-by-step guide to writing a photography critique from the pages of WikiHow. Please note that this guide is a bit simplistic for college level analysis.
This website is an exceptionally good reference tool for verbs. You can quickly look up charts for all verb forms and tenses.
Chemnitz TU Online Dictionary
This online dictionary provides the usual range of tools: definitions, audio files for pronunciation, etc. Its example sentences are provided by the Goethe Institute and can be very helpful for determining the finer meanings of a given term.
LEO is another good online dictionary. This particular site has helpful chat forums for advanced students seeking to understand conversational form or antiquated terms.
Linguee searches the Internet for terms and seeks out reliable sources for real-text bilingual examples (i.e., university, medical, and international business websites). This website can be another helpful tool for determining appropriate usage of an unfamiliar or new term.
Onelook dictionary search
Index to many dictionaries. Be sure to choose "Find translation." Search engine to words more than a dictionary
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