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October 20, 2021, 03:08:55 pm

Author Topic: VCE English Premier Award - Free Resources - Ask me anything  (Read 1869 times)  Share 

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Re: VCE English Premier Award - Free Resources - Ask me anything
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2021, 09:55:04 pm »
hey julian,

for section B, i was wondering (because i’m also doing the same comparative) what you did for the introductions? and what was the best way to talk about changes in history.

for section c, would you mind sharing common ways you’d analyse images for the exam and specifically ways you analysed the authors intent for the audience? i’m pretty good at analysing authorial intent but not great at analysing in depth what the writers decisions would do to the reader

Hi, thanks for your questions.

1) For introductions I have sample intros (essays) attached in the description in the below link. And basically, it's just a brief one-sentence contextualising sentence about the historical context of the two texts e.g. "the colonies of Australia and the cottonfields of the American South" - there are other ways you can talk about it e.g. "transatlantic slave trade and colonisation of Australia" but I liked the alliteration. And to be honest, it is very flexible, different schools will teach it different ways so just go with a way that you find comfortable because its optimal to not spend too much time on the intro :)


2) Here is my general structure (again here is a supporting video if you want to listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYgf0YewWvI&t=10s&ab_channel=JLTutoring)

But basically you usually have 3 sentences for a visual analysis - insert the blanks (again dependent on the article / how much room you have but as a general case). And so after you understand what the author's intent is, consider how this effects the reader i.e. how does this make the reader THINK, FEEL, RESPOND (or in other words, how does it make you think, feel, respond and then write this down as the effect, that is how the delve deeper in your analysis by considering the effect on audience)

Sentence 1: (fairly consistent) To visually highlight (something), A deliberately includes an image showcasing / of / revealing / conveying

Sentence 2: (varies) This (focal point) may symbolise + creating a sense that + evokes a sense of concern/ outrage/ sympathy/ alarm/ anger/ remorse

Sentence 3: As such, the cumulative power of author's visual and textual information seeks to reinforce the notion that...

In terms of what you need to talk about, it depends on the purpose of the author's article, but try and use the 'BS method' - yes it stands for what you think it stands for, so even for the tiny detail, you can exaggerate your analysis (so focus on color, magnifcation, text)

e.g. (Vcaa exam)

This powerful photograph features mountains upon mountains of garbage bags stacked high in the centre foreground as well as far off into the background, suggesting that this issue is vast in nature. The dark and oppressive smog, coupled with the monochromatic colour scheme, further accentuates the encompassed by a scene overwhelmed by filth engendering feelings of disgust in readers regarding the “devastating” impact non-biodegradable rubbish is having on the environment.

Hope this helps
« Last Edit: September 20, 2021, 09:59:30 pm by Julian_Ln »
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