Language Analysis, VCE EAL, VCE English

Language analysis practice #1!

Can you find the main arguments in the below article?

GP rebate: What I do for the $37.05 that no one wants to pay

GPs save Medicare money by keeping people out of hospital.

Photo: Greg Newington, from The Sydney Morning Herald

Creative writing, VCE, VCE EAL, VCE English

A few tips on preparing for that creative SAC

A few tips on preparing for that creative SAC, using The Thing Around Your Neck, All About Eve and Mabo as example texts.

English Language, English Vocabulary, Idioms, Tutor

Idiom: Necessity, mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention

This idiom* is used to express the idea that a creative solution was reached because there were no alternatives. This is usually used in situations where there was a desperate need for a solution and there were none to be found, so people had to get creative.

Below is a clear illustration of this idea: Continue reading “Idiom: Necessity, mother of invention”

School, VCE EAL, VCE English

Some encouragement

It’s getting to that time of year when just about every high school student I know is finding school terribly hard. It’s hard to find the motivation to do your homework or read your books or even get up for school when it seems like you’ve been doing the same thing for the whole, friggin’, year.  Continue reading “Some encouragement”