English exam revision strategies 2014

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Get reading for the 2014 VCE Unti 3&4 English Exam by setting effective study goals.

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<ul><li> 1. How To Revise and Study For Your Unit 3&amp;4 English Exam </li> <li> 2. 56 </li> <li> 3. How? </li> <li> 4. Three sections Language Analysis Context Response Text Response </li> <li> 5. Reading Time 15 min utes 1-2 minutes - choose text response question, consider context prompt 2-3 minutes - read through persuasive language analysis material 8-10 minutes - mentally identify persuasive techniques and plan analysis </li> <li> 6. Language Analysis Apart from writing out a whole language analysis, what can you do to study? Practise annotating persuasive text with specific words Practise writing a variety of analytical sentences Practise writing about a visual </li> <li> 7. THE ratbag gang of unionists, unwashed hippies, NIMBY greenies, bellicose socialists, confused pensioners and progress-hating layabouts protesting against the East West Link are a godsend for the Napthine government. It could not hope for better PR for the $8 billion project. By clashing with police, harassing workers, making unashamedly radical pronouncements to the media and generally behaving like a maddened mob of morons, the protesters have succeeded in undermining their own cause and increasing public support for the new road that is already popular with many voters. </li> <li> 8. Techniques Attack Emotive language Simile/Comparison/Description </li> <li> 9. #1: Annotating Panahi uses an attack when she says the protestors are ratbags. Panahi attacks the protestors as ratbags and progress haters. </li> <li> 10. Praises, Celebrates, Gushes, Champions, Supports, Effuses, Commends, Approves, Accepts, Applauds, Understands, Advocates, Identifies with, Esteems, Credits ,Endorses Labels, Dismisses, Attacks, Insults, Slurs, Denigrates, Undermines, Criticize, Critiques, Lambasts, Denies, Demeans, Blames, Accuses, Judges, Rejects Connects...with, likens...to, compares...to, associates...with/to, connotes...as being like, relates...to, attaches...to Queries, Reflects, Raises, Wonders, Reasons, Philosophises, Ponders, Supposes, Speculates Urges, Posits, Contends, Argues, Disputes, Challenges, Opposes, Debates, Contests, Demands Forcefully, logically, caustically, sarcastically, emphatically, darkly, quickly, humourously, emotionally, angrily, passionately, laughingly, reassuringly, authoratively, jokingly, seriously, matter-of-factly, accusingly, effusively, speculatively, challengingly, insultingly, disgustedly, righteously, absolutely, clearly, rhetorically, carefully </li> <li> 11. #2: Writing a variety of sentences Panahi attacks the protestors as ratbags and progress haters. This... Panahi attacks the protestors as ratbags and progress haters, positioning the reader to... By attacking the protestors as ratbags and progress haters, Panahi... </li> <li> 12. #3: Analyse visuals The following picture accompanied an opinion piece where the author argued that Google is taking away our privacy </li> <li> 13. #3: Analyse visuals Our focus is captured by the visual when / at... The portrayal of...as...focuses our attention because... ...is represented as... Re-inforces the point that... Supports the contention / argument that... The image visually captures the authors argument that... </li> <li> 14. Skill improvement In 1978 British postmen were taught to type. Some postmen were taught: One x 1 hour session each day (60 days) Two x 1 hour session each day (30 days) One x 2 hour session each day (30 days) Two x 2 hour session each day (15 days) After sixty hours of training - who had the highest level of skill? </li> <li> 15. Skill improvement In 1978 British postmen were taught to type. Some postmen were taught: One x 1 hour session each day (60 days) (55 hrs) Two x 1 hour session each day (30 days) One x 2 hour session each day (30 days) Two x 2 hour session each day (15 days) (80 hrs) After sixty hours of training - who had the highest level of skill? </li> <li> 16. Context Decide what format you will write in: Expository essay Persuasive essay Creative response </li> <li> 17. Expository Essay </li> <li> 18. Expository Essay Apart from writing a whole expository essay, what can you do to study? Practise planning Practise writing introductions </li> <li> 19. The ability to compromise is important when responding to conflict What characters and situations from the text show this to be true? What examples from events and people in life show this to be true? What characters and situations from the text show this not to be true? What examples from events and people in life show this not to be true? </li> <li> 20. #2 Writing Introductions To compromise in the face of conflict means to... The importance of compromising is that... </li> <li> 21. Persuasive Practise turning prompts in propositions </li> <li> 22. The ability to compromise is important when responding to conflict *We should (not/never/sometimes/always)... so.. *We should (not never/sometimes/always)...because *We should (not never/sometimes/always)...when... *We must (not never/sometimes/always) believe / accept/value that/the idea of...because </li> <li> 23. The ability to compromise is important when responding to conflict We should sometimes compromise in the face of conflict, but never compromise on what are important principles. </li> <li> 24. Creative writing Bad reasons for choosing the creative option: *I think its easy *I dont want to study *Ive got a great idea for one story Good reasons for choosing the creative option *Im confident about creative writing *Im prepared to practice creative writing *Ive got a good idea for a character and setting thats relevant to the context </li> <li> 25. Characters and situations Character types: *A family member who is both loyal and wants to do their own thing (The Rugmaker) *A younger person who is part of a group and share some values but has different values to the group (Paradise Road) *A person who is an advocate of change (The Life of Galileo) </li> <li> 26. Character + Scenarios The ability to compromise is important when responding to conflict. A group of people is detained at an overseas airport by security. One member of the group needs to decide how to best handle the situation. </li> <li> 27. Effective Study Dont measure study by time passed but by goals achieved </li> <li> 28. Have a plan Have a specific goals for English Plan how youre going to achieve these goals Study regularly for short periods of time </li> <li> 29. Text Response Knowing Remembering Writing The story: Re-read the text Major characters Minor characters Examples of symbols, images or techniques How to spell characters names 15 key quotes from the text Understanding an essay question Planning a response Writing introductions Analysing evidence </li> <li> 30. Despite his familys fears, Priam brings his son home. Why is he successful? What does Priams family fear? How does Priam overcome these fears? How does he bring his son home? What does it mean for Priam to be successful? </li> <li> 31. Despite the violence in Ransom, the reader is left with a sense of optimism. Underline key words Turn these words in What, How and Why questions </li> <li> 32. Checklisting Apart from Priam, Somax and Achilles, who are characters in Ransom? </li> <li> 33. Checklist Hector Hercules (the slaughtering of Priams home) Patroclus (the violence that caused him to be exiled) Somaxs sons (one dead in the war, another in an accident) </li> <li> 34. Text Response Study Skills Re-read a few pages each night Practise breaking essay topics into further questions Practise planning a response Practise writing introductions Memorise quotes/examples/characters Practise writing body paragraphs </li> <li> 35. Set Specific Study Goals The first goal I want to achieve with Language Analysis is... The first goal I want to achieve with the context is... The first goal I want to achieve with the text response is... </li> <li> 36. 6 reasons you should listen This student was asked to explain what a mutation was in a Biology exam </li> <li> 37. 6 reasons you should listen This student was asked an algebra question on a Maths exam </li> <li> 38. 6 reasons you should listen This student was asked to represent expenses on a Accounting exam </li> <li> 39. 6 reasons you should listen This student was asked to expand an equation on a Maths exam </li> <li> 40. 6 reasons you should listen This student was asked about Arctic wildlife on an Environment exam </li> <li> 41. 6 reasons you should listen This student was asked an algebra question on a Maths exam </li> <li> 42. Dont end up here </li> <li> 43. Thankyou </li> </ul>