Essay Writing, VCE English

Essay prompts for the most popular text response texts

Do you need essay prompts for your Year 12?

We know the best way to help our students prepare for the dreaded VCE English exam is to plan (and write) as many essays as possible, but what if you don’t have enough prompts to give them?

Well, you’re in luck! Here are some on the 3 most popular text response texts:

Text response essay prompts

  • Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock, with prompts about:
    • Voyeurism
    • Loneliness / Social critique
    • Gender and relationships
    • Character-based prompts
    • Cinematic structure and technique
  • The Women of Troy by Euripides, with prompts about:
    • Cost of war
    • Men/Women
    • Duty / Obligation 
    • Character-based prompts
    • Gods / Faith / Fortune 
    • Narrative structure
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, with prompts about:
    • Survival
    • Character-based prompts 
    • Faith
    • Arts / Culture /  Civilisation
    • Narrative Structure
    • Time / Memory / Loss

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