Learning from Trump’s tweets
Posted January 23, 2017on:
I never thought I would ever type this: There are valuable lessons in Trump’s tweets.
I am not referring to learning how NOT to be inflammatory. I am thinking about how his tweets are good for discourse analysis. I am doing this thanks to this insightful video by Nerdwriter1.
The video creator did a great job of chunking Trump’s tweets by type and nuance in numbers, and analysing their design and impact.
I might use this video as a resource if I get a chance to work with a group of teachers who need to learn how to do discourse analysis for the purpose of narrative-style reporting and research writing.
If I do, this will show how one might learn from something negative.