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Techniques for Writing about Observations

Pages 54-55 in the PHG provide a list of useful techniques for writing about observations and the ways in which an author can limit or FOCUS on the specific details of an observation in order to present a "dominant idea" that reflects the writer's PURPOSE. A passage from Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa provides an example. If you want to make a transparency of the listed techniques, click on the link below. Read the pages so that you will be able to explain and give examples when you place the list on the overhead.