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VCE Outcome 3: Language Analysis Essay

Posted by on September 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

I’m not convinced by the facts (or lack thereof) of Mr/Mrs “Name and School withheld” argument in “The Case Against a National Curriculum”. It seems rather silly to assume that the National Department of Education would ignore entirely the “differing needs” of Australia’s 3.3 million students. Instead, the article appears to be an obvious attack […]

VCE Outcome 3: Language Analysis Essay

Posted by on September 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

In the editorial “Turning the muck filter on”, the writer intends to present a “no-nonsense” argument for a new Government policy to police the internet. Yet despite their strong ridiculing bias, their clever distinctions, their efforts at alliteration and their illuminative analogies, I for one do not need a filter to see the gaps in […]

VCE Outcome 3: Language Analysis Essay

Posted by on September 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

It has often been said of retired politicians that they should stay retired. Having given up (or lost) their mantle, it is not wise or wanted for them to comment on party affairs. Peter Costello though, has published a book of his memoirs, and is currently published by The Age on political matters. In his […]

VCE Outcome 2: The Crucible – Encountering Conflict

Posted by on September 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

“We should be more concerned about the damage conflict does to people than the reasons for the conflict.” Quick plan: JP on the gallows – determined and steadfast Symbols: chains = justice sunrise = insight and epiphany Dusk/mist = Abigail and Judge Concepts: martyrs, resistance, cowards and liars vs traitors to the truth SALEM’S VICTORY […]

VCE Outcome 2: Paradise Road – Encountering Conflict foli

Posted by on September 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

Conflict brings out the best and worst in humanity February 1942: Take 104 – the noise of the transport ship’s engines formed a noisy barrier to sleep, even as the waves rocked me from port to starboard, port to starboard… Many of my nursing sisters cradled a child (an orphan in the making?) as we […]

VCE Outcome 2: Identity and Belonging folio

Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

“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 […]

VCE Outcome 1: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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 […]

VCE Outcome 2: Witness – Identity and Belonging Folio

Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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, […]

VCE Outcome 3: Language Analysis Essay

Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

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 […]

VCE Outcome 1: Twelve Angry Men

Posted by on May 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

How do the characters of Rose’s play contribute to the understanding achieved by an audience? In writing Twelve Angry Men Reginald Rose created characters that would present a cast of stereotypes for his audience to easily identify. In the script, Rose gives very little explicit direction as to the actual character or make-up of the […]