Chapter 2: Principles of Film Form
These study aides will help you prepare to learn the chapter material so that you can understand and appreciate movies.
- Chapter Study Plan highlight the learning tools the site offers. To keep track of your progress, print the Study Plan.
- Chapter Learning Objectives Exercise prompt you to keep the chapter’s broad objectives in mind as you read. Before you complete the exercises, read the Learning Objectives at the beginning of the chapter.
- Chapter Overview provide a synopsis of the major ideas introduced in each chapter. Review the overview before you read the chapter.
Use these activities to help you review your knowledge and apply what you have learned. You can send your results to the Norton Gradebook to track your progress and share your quiz results with your professor.
- Read the assigned chapter in your textbook or ebook. Then you might want to reread the Chapter Overview as a review of those important concepts you should have grasped.
- Diagnostic Quiz will help you identify which parts of the text you need to review more and will give you instant feedback on right and wrong answers.
- Multimedia DVD Quizzes (chapters 5, 6, 7, & 8 only) provide another way to think about and assimilate what you’ve learned.
- A Glossary and Flashcards help you review key terms in each chapter.
The resources in this section will help you think and write about movies more perceptively and analytically.
- The Writing About Movies guide by Karen Gocsik (Executive Director of the Writing Program at Dartmouth College) is included online in its entirety.
- Printable Screening Checklists from the text will help you apply what you’ve learned in the chapter to your own critical viewing, in class or at home.
- Timelines illustrate the development of film and provide quick access to important information.