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Recent English study guides
- Hey everyone! This is Part 2 in a series of videos I will release on VCE Study Guides. The content goes through the sample VCAA Chickens Range Free article which you can find here. Feel free to analyse it yourself, then check out how I’ve analysed the article! I’m super excited to share with you my first ever online tutorial course for VCE English/EAL students on How to achieve A+ for Language Analysis!!! I created this course for a few reasons: Language Analysis is often the key weakness for VCE English/EAL students, after my intensive workshops, students always wish we had spent even more time on Language Analysis, many of you...Read More
- Hey everyone! This is Part 1 in a series of videos I will release on VCE Study Guides. The content goes through the sample VCAA Chickens Range Free article which you can find here. Feel free to analyse it yourself, then check out how I’ve analysed the article! I’m super excited to share with you my first ever online tutorial course for VCE English/EAL students on How to achieve A+ for Language Analysis!!! I created this course for a few reasons: Language Analysis is often the key weakness for VCE English/EAL students, after my intensive workshops, students always wish we had spent even more time on Language Analysis, many of you...Read More
- Over the years I have seen many exceptional essays. What has really surprised me in the past is when I compare high-scoring essays. In one instance, I read one English student’s essay (raw study score of 50) after another student’s (raw study score of 46). What do you think contrasts between a student who achieves 50 and a student who achieves 46 (bearing in mind of course, that these two scores are already amazing!)? For me, I had assumed that a major contributor to the perfect score of 50 must be better vocabulary. You would think so too right? NO! In fact, the student of 46 had embedded heaps of complex and amazing-sounding words in her...Read More
Recent English Language study guides
- It’s that time of year. Everyone is pretty much burnt out from their SACs, but don’t give up! It’s very easy to slip into lazy habits. VCE is a marathon and not a sprint (sorry for the cliche, but it’s so true), so keep pushing, keep working hard and stay persistent! So, with that brief motivational rant out of the way, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what this article is about. To absolutely DOMINATE the essay section, you must be including recent and modern examples of language usage. Most students just focus on adding linguist example, which are necessary, but this must be supplemented with recent media example. What...Read More
- Differences between the generations can be marked variously by numerous linguistic features, which collectively function as in-group recognition devices. In fact, according to Professor Clive Upton from the University of Leeds in the UK, “it [teen language] is quite clearly the way they get along, the way that they signal they belong in a group, the way that they fit in”. This notion of social inclusion is precisely the reason many adults not part of the younger generation get offended when slang or other generational linguistic choices are used outside of the social group. This notion of social exclusion can be proven by actress Emma Thompson who stated that young...Read More
- Part of being successful in Unit 4 AOS 2 is knowing the differences in language between the two genders. In fact, in my opinion Unit 4 AOS 2 is the shortest AOS and most students comment that content studied in this AOS has already been learnt before. This leaves the topic of ‘gender differences’ as one of the key themes and areas. Today, I’ll be summarising the key differences in language between the two genders. Before I delve into the nitty-gritty of this topic, please understand the following features between male and female language. It must be noted, however, that these are GENERAL observations, and at times this may not...Read More
Recent Literature study guides
- The big trap students doing both English and Literature fall into is the habit of writing Close Readings like a Language Analysis essay. In essence, the two of these essays must tick the same boxes. But, here’s why analysing texts in Literature is a whole different ball game – in English, you want to be focusing on the methods that the author utilises to get their message across, whereas Literature is all about finding your own message in the writing. In a Language Analysis essay, the chances are that most students will interpret the contention of the writer in a similar fashion and that will usually be stated in the introduction...Read More
- The 2015 Unit 3/4 Literature exam is just under 70 days away and it is at this point that students should be practicing Close Analysis essays and working to improve their writing. One of the most prominent questions I receive from students is this: “do I need to write an introduction?”. This is usually followed with “how do I write an introduction?”. Firstly, yes, I believe all students should be writing introductions as they are an excellent way to showcase your ability to provide an insight into your personal “reading” of the text, interpret the passages and allow you an avenue through which to begin your discussion of the material....Read More