Sunday, May 07, 2006
Inspired by the empowering ethos of The Magdalena Project which fosters powerful theatre worldwide through sharing ideas, expertise and theatre-craft among women, Magdalena (Singapore) will host an international women's contemporary theatre festival in Singapore from 9–15 July 2006, Crossroads 2006.
Project Joy is the community outreach and mentorship programme of the Crossroads 2006 festival, with an emphasis on youth participation.
Send us a haiku on the theme: ‘art and life’.
The winning haiku will be printed on a postcard promoting Project Joy. The winner will also get the chance to present his/her haiku at a Project Joy concert.
In addition, the winner gets one pair of tickets to a Crossroads 2006 evening performance.
Please send all entries (and your full name and contact number/email address), or queries, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms & Conditions
1. The judges’ decision is final.
2. The top 10 entries will be published on this site, and the winning entry will be published on a postcard promoting Project Joy and will be presented at a Project Joy concert.
3. Each entry should be in conventional 5-7-5-syllable structure and must be the original work of the author.
4. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
5. The closing date for entries is 10 May 2006. The winning entry will be announced by 24 May 2006 through email.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Japanese song lyrics
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Tips for showcasing Singapore project
tips for game show projects
- For game shows, visual presentation is very important. Make a list of the tools you’ll be using (powerpoint, buzzer etc). Score your 2 points for "use of materials".
- Decide on the roles each team member will be taking. The host will play a very important role as he/she will be the one to drive the programme. But at the same time, the host should not overshadow the rest of the team members as there should be equal distribution of responsibilities.
- Besides getting the answers right, the show host can get the participation to explain the answer further. If no one gets it right, of course the host has to explain. The questions should not be yes/no questions which simply end there.
- Think about the prizes you can award to the winner, eg. A free trip to Singapore etc.
- Divide the show into segments.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Revise and Refine
Revision provides the opportunity to fully develop the paper. Your notes will be especially useful at this point in the process. Take the opportunity to:
Gather more information.
Delete any information that confuses.
Write an introduction.
Write a conclusion
Graphics can be used to strengthen the information presented and are essential to an effective presentation. Graphics may include:
Charts or graphs
Video or audio clips for presentations
A. Determine appropriate information resources to use
Identify the type of information appropriate. Magazines, books, brochures etc can be used.
B. Develop a research strategy
A research strategy is a plan for information gathering and analysis. A timeline can be integrated into the plan as well. Gathering information takes time. Establish the deadline for completion of the project and work backwards in your calendar. Allow time for information gathering, synthesizing, outlining the project and writing the final product.
How to write a first draft
Before you can do that, however, you have to make a strong plan. (See Structure and planning.)
Once you have your plan, focus on each individual paragraph or section of related paragraphs. Don't attempt to write the whole essay at once, instead treat each paragraph as a mini essay. Look at your notes, think about the goal of that particular paragraph and what you want to accomplish then go for it!!! Try and write the whole paragraph in one sitting. Then, go back to your plan and your notes and work out what you want to do for the next paragraph or next set of related paragraphs, then go through the process again for each of them. When you have finished all of the paragraphs, go back and write the introduction. Then, read through all of the paragraphs (don't change anything yet!!!) and write your conclusion. Yes, your paper may be disjointed after the first draft, but that's O.K.! In the editing stage you can work on transitions and on making the paper feel whole and connected. (See Editing and rewriting.)
Think of how your long, complex paper would look if it was a smaller assignment, say a five page paper. Think of what that would look like and how it would read. What would the main parts of that be? Compare that idea to the plan that you have already created. Each part of the smaller paper will, of course, be expanded in the longer assignment. But by thinking of it in this way, you can then work on each part with an idea of what you're trying to accomplish with each individual section, but you will also have a good idea of how all the parts will fit together to form the whole essay.
Example of an outline
II. Early theatrical forms
C. Primitive Noh
D. Authors and Audience
III. Noh theater
c. old men
2. Structure of Stage
1. Buddhist influence
2. The supernatural
D. Kyogen interludes
2. special effects
1. Love stories
V. Bunraku (puppet) theater
1. Love stories
2. Historical romances
How to Use Your Outline to Create a Final Report
1. Writing Piece by Piece: If your outline is on computer, you can just click your cursor at any group or subgroup you have created, and fill in the details. This can help you overcome writer's block. That is, write the third section first, if you want. When you revise you can make sure all the pieces fit together.
2. Modifying the Design: Outlines are not set in stone. As you write, you may discover that you've left out essential information. If you keep a printed copy of your outline handy, you can figure out where in your outline the new information belongs and insert it
3. Starting Again: Sometimes you need to restructure your ideas and create a new outline. (Warning: if you seriously restructure your report away from an outline already approved by your teacher, you should check to ensure that your script is still sound).
4. Using the Outline to Cross-check the Final Draft: Finally, use your outline as a handy reference to double check the organization of the final script. http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~writing/handbook-outline2.html
writing project outlines
Developing an Outline
An outline is:
A logical, general description
An organizational pattern
A visual and conceptual design of your writing
Purpose : Aids in the process of writing
Specific: Helps you organize your ideas
Presents your material in a logical form
Shows the relationships among ideas in your writing
Constructs an ordered overview of your writing
Defines boundaries and groups
Before you begin:
Determine the purpose of your script.
Determine the audience you are writing for.
Brainstorm: List all the ideas that you want to include in your script.
Organize: Group related ideas together.
Order: Arrange material in subsections from general to specific or from abstract to concrete.
Label: Create main and sub headings.