Archive for August, 2011

VCE Outcome 2: Identity and Belonging folio

August 9, 2011

“Only fools will judge a book by its cover.” Within the pages of this book You may discover, if you look, A thousand things or maybe more, It’s up to you to keep the score. And if you search most carefully It’s possible you may find me… Such is (approximately!) the poem that introduces the […]

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VCE Outcome 1: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

August 9, 2011

Keren Shlezinger’s study guide to The Reluctant Fundamentalist is either extremely timid or sadly naive. She notes “the final scene is left open-ended”, which is true, but she adds “the reader cannot know whether the American is a secret agent who will assassinate Changez; whether Changez himself is the threat; or whether it was indeed […]

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VCE Outcome 2: Witness – Identity and Belonging Folio

August 9, 2011

Written explanation: I’ve drafted here a short newspaper article that presents the results of an interview with the protagonist after the events of the film Witness. The article is short, to the point (to the prompt!), and assumes that the reader is already familiar with much of the past drama (of the film). As such, […]

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VCE Outcome 3: Language Analysis Essay

August 9, 2011

Remember: five important jobs for language analysis 1. Writers ideas, arguments and contention 2. Purpose and bias of the writer 3. Persuasive techniques and tone 4. Effect/Affect on readers and/or audience 5. Critical analysis/evaluation – different perspective Actually, the analysis presented below goes too far in challenging the writer’s position (point 5)… Language Analysis- Bicycles […]

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Gifted students: Frankenstein

August 9, 2011

The following is an essay that combines elements of Literature, and English Outcomes 1 and 2. I have a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here if interested parties wish to email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. What makes us human? A study of Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus The […]

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