So what exactly is this ‘interactive workshop’?
Good question! I am providing a 5 hour jam-packed workshop where I go through everything you need to know to perform well in your SACs in term 2, with a major focus on formal language. I will run through structuring essays for different types of essay topics, structuring an analytical commentary response, how to approach SACs and exams, tips from VCAA English Language examiners to get A+ results and much more. Essentially, we will detail everything you need to know in VCE so that you are prepared for your SACs and exams, and therefore you can score the highest mark possible!
I’ve personally found that out of both Unit 3 AOS 1 and Unit 3 AOS 2, formal language tends to be the most difficult! Why? Because we can’t relate to it as humans! Plus, some parts can be difficult to interpret. I will demystify all of this!
This lecture will predominantly focus on Unit 3 AOS 2: Formal Language: students examine the features and functions of formal language, particularly in literature and the public domain. They understand that formal language, in all modes, tends to be less ambiguous, more cohesive, and is more likely to make explicit aspects of the presumed context. They examine formal texts, exploring how writers and speakers are more likely to consider how their audience might interpret their message, packaging it appropriately with attention to the art of rhetoric, including the use of figurative language. Students learn that formal written texts are more likely to have been edited while formal spoken texts may have been rehearsed.
The general structure of the day will be as follows (in chronological order):
1. Go over fundamental strategies to put in place to succeed in 2017, including success tips and metalanguage lists.
2. Guest Speaker: Sophie Rhule (45 Raw – 2014)
3. Begin to learn the key content and ideas required for Unit 3 AOS 2 (formal language) – first by defining it.
4. Go through a sample short answer response together for Unit 3 AOS 2, and write answers to a practice piece provided (group activity)
5. Go through a sample commentary together for Unit 3 AOS 2, and write one from scratch on the projector (group activity)
6. Go through a sample essay response together for Unit 3 AOS 2, and write one on the projector from scratch to show how it’s done (group activity).
We will be going through aspects such as:
– How to structure essays for different types of essay topics for formal language!
– How to perform well for any type of format in your SACs.
– How to go about answering short answer questions.
– How to go about structuring an analytical commentary response.
– We will be running through essential content and METALANGUAGE from Units 3 and 4 needed for your SACs in term 2.
– We will be putting a strong focus on Unit 3 AOS 2, but will also look at Unit 4 AOS 1 towards the end of the workshop.
– How to approach various SACs and even tips from VCAA English Language examiners to get A+ results!
– How to manage your time in SACs as time management is incredibly important!
– Where to find quotations and examples, and how to use them in your response. I will also provide you with my own personal quotations list!
– I will even give you FREE ACCESS to my online course, which boasts over 60 online lectures! I normally charge $47 for it, but I will give it to you for FREE!
– The workshop will have a greater emphasis on group interaction, so you will be able to discuss possible responses and answers with your fellow English Language students!
– Essentially, we will detail everything you need to know for English Language so that you are prepared for your SACs, and therefore you can score the highest mark possible!
I have listed to the feedback from past attendees, and the following changes will be implemented:
– There will be two small short breaks and a longer lunch period
– We will be focusing slightly more time on the essay section (as many students seem to struggle with this the most).
– I will be showing you how to write both an essay and analytical commentary WORD FOR WORD on the projector, to avoid confusion surrounding how to write these pieces.