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...
Category: Essay Writing
How to get your teen to do more analysis in their essays
If your student is stuck on 'summarising' or 'storytelling' in their essays, you know they must increase the amount and level of their analysis, but HOW do we do this?
Summarising vs Analysing
How can our teens avoid summarising, or that dreaded comment, 'storytelling!', in their essays? What's the difference between summarising and analysing?
TEEL – everything you need to know
TEEL! What is this acronym your teen is so frustrated about? This is the most common acronym teachers across Victoria use to teach their students...
What should an introduction look like?
Is your teen struggling to start an essay for VCE English? Do they have no idea what needs to go into an introduction for a text essay? Many of our teens struggle with knowing how to begin a length piece of writing like an essay. Where do they start? What do they include? How long should it be? Here at TSE Tuition, we teach our students the following structure:
VCE English Exam Section B: Comparative Response
The VCE English exam is probably one of the toughest exams out of all the VCE subject exams. Split into 3 essays, it is a HUGE 3 hours! If you have a teen who is doing VCE English 3/4 (aka Year 12 English) in 2022 or 2023, here's the breakdown of Section B of the dreaded exam.
VCE English Exam Section A: Text Response
The VCE English exam is probably one of the toughest exams out of all the VCE subject exams. Split into 3 essays, it is a huge 3 hours! If you have a teen who is doing VCE English 3/4 (aka Year 12 English) in 2022 or 2023, here's the breakdown of the dreaded exam.
What is an essay and how can we help our teens?
It's been years since I've even thought about an essay. How can I help my teen write good VCE English essays?Many parents We know that VCE English is important, we know that essay writing is really important to VCE English, but what can we do to help our teen? First, it's helpful to know what… Continue reading What is an essay and how can we help our teens?
What are teachers looking for in a high school or VCE English essay?
I like to summarise it as the following three things: an interpretation of the textdepth of understanding of themes, motifs and symbols textual evidence to support all the above Of course there are lots of other things teachers look for in a high school or VCE English essay. However, I think these are the biggest,… Continue reading What are teachers looking for in a high school or VCE English essay?