Argument analysis

Try these verbs instead of ‘attack’

Try these verbs for stronger argument analysis!

How can a student write a good argument analysis essay?

Analysing the article using great vocabulary!

How can an English tutor or parent help their student write great argument analysis essays? At TSE Tuition, we like to focus on the verb. For a VCE Year 11 or VCE Year 12 student to score well in this task, they MUST be able to clearly articulate what the author is doing in terms of the argument.

Remember that ‘analyse’ is a verb, which means that where this happens in the sentence is in… the verb! If your student is constantly writing ‘the author argues that’, then it’s time to break out some word banks (like the one above) and get them to try different analytical verbs!

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Envy vs Jealous

I was asked to clarify this a week or two ago, so I thought I’d make a video.

 

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Some advice about dictionaries

I actually have to explain how to use a paper dictionary to about half of my students, so why not put it in a video?

I hope that was helpful!

~Shirlaine

Essay Writing, VCE EAL, VCE English, VCE English Language

Word of the week: fanatic

From Oxford Dictionaries:

A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause:

Continue reading “Word of the week: fanatic”

VCE EAL, VCE English, VCE English Language

How to find a good tutor

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Finding a good tutor is like finding a needle in a haystack. Image credit: Feature FM

Finding a good tutor can be a bit of gamble: a good ATAR doesn’t automatically translate into a good tutor, going to a ‘good’ school also guarantees very little. So what can you do as a student/parent?  Continue reading “How to find a good tutor”

Argument analysis, Essay Writing

Analysing a Visual

Note: This is a post from a series of scheduled posts while I’m away.

Many students don’t feel confident in analysing the visual in the text they get. Below is some general advice for students who struggle with knowing how to write about them:  Continue reading “Analysing a Visual”

Essay Writing

Editing: long sentences

Note: This is a post from a series of scheduled posts while I’m away for a few weeks.

In this video, I edit a super duper long sentence. Please note that the use of low camera angle is wrong, but I’m just editing for length so I left that alone. 

I hope that was helpful! 

~Shirlaine