In order to help our students succeed in this area of study, it's important to think about what their teachers and examiners are looking for in the essay. There are so many things teachers are looking for in an Argument Analysis essay - here is a quick (but not exhaustive) list: the depth of insight… Continue reading What makes a good Argument Analysis?
What is Argument Analysis?
There are 2 Areas of Study (AOS) in the old and new VCE English and EAL study design, called 'Exploring Argument' in Unit 2 (Year 11), and 'Analysing Argument' in Unit 4 (Year 12). Both AOS aim to teach our teens to identify an author's arguments how all the arguments interplay with each other how… Continue reading What is Argument Analysis?
Term break writing activities for senior high students
Here are a few reading articles to help our Year 11s and 12s to keep up their English skills over the term break:
Term break writing activities for middle high school students
Here are a few activities to help our Year 9s and 10s to keep up their English skills over the term break:
Term break writing activities for Junior high students
Here are a few activities to help our Year 7s and 8s to keep up their English skills over the term break:
Crafting and Creating Texts – an intro
The new VCE study design is upon us and we now have the 'Crafting Texts' (or Creating Texts in Year 12) Area of Study. Here's a quick explainer of what teachers are looking for and what students are expected to do!
Now offering English Language tutoring!
That's right! After a long break from this subject, I have finally found linguists that I trust and am confident in working with our students! If you have a teen studying VCE English Language, contact us NOW in order to secure our tutors because spots are limited! Contact for VCE English Language tutoring What is… Continue reading Now offering English Language tutoring!
NEW VCE English/EAL study design: ‘Personal Response’
For Year 11s this year, there is now a new area of study in the VCE study design for English/EAL: the personal response! This is a totally new area of study for VCE English/EAL, and everyone is asking questions about it!
Expand your teen’s vocabulary
In our experience, teens who struggle with expressing and expanding their ideas are often working with a less-than-ideal vocabulary. They lack the words to articulate the nuance, depth and breadth of their ideas, and so they write in clumsy, ineffective and inaccurate ways. But there is help!
How to improve your teen’s argument analysis
Argument analysis has been part of the VCE English/EAL study design for many, many, MANY years, in one form or another. And it will continue to be a part of the new study design! So how can we help our teens lift improve their analysis?