I know you’re supposed to be writing an essay right now, so don’t procrastinate by watching this awesome, comedic zombie movie.But, as soon as you turn this essay in, if you haven’t seen it already, watch it! In the meantime, for our lesson, watch this You Tube clip of one of my favorite scenes from the film.In fact, writing that summary took me under a minute, with little thought.
When the zombie approaches him, Shaun says, “No, I don’t have any change.
I didn’t even have enough for the shop.” He makes it home safely and turns on the TV, ignoring the news reports about the zombie invasion.
While this may be a perfectly good summary of this scene, it doesn’t offer any additional insight into the film.
While summary is still important for giving your reader context, commentary is critical to writing a good essay.
Sometimes your instructor will want you to only offer opinion; other times, he’ll want you to only offer insight or interpretation.