7 July 2020 (9am to 10:30am)
Unit 4 – English Part 1 – Writing Comparative Text Responses
Our ‘Winter School – Head Start’ program has been designed to help you reduce stress and study loads in Semester 2 and to secure the best possible advantage in the VCE.
During the course of this program we’ll work through course materials ahead of school to an A+ standard, introduce you to potential examination questions and deliver vital tips regarding assessments and VCE survival skills. A+ course notes will be provided.
This lecture will focus on the mechanics of writing sophisticated, high grade comparative text responses. You will discover what the assessors are looking for, investigate tools for comparative analyses, learn how to unpack and respond to the different types of comparative prompts in the exams, and cover the questions that should be considered when comparing texts. The features of comparative analysis: structure, conventions and language, including relevant metalanguage will also be discussed. A detailed foolproof checklist will be provided to each student. Note: We strongly recommend that students attending Part 2 also attend this lecture.