It is always nice to come across a piece of writing that supports something I’ve felt and tried to convey to you all in class. The other day, during our reading of ‘Grasping For Sacred Particles of Joy’ in The Lot I raised the notion of ‘time’ and we discussed the difficulty in thinking too much […]
These notes were taken a couple of years ago for for our session on Leunig’s Love and fear.
This is exciting. To my new followers, have a look around the blog and see what you can find. I stopped creating this at the end of my first year here, but I feel drawn back. I hope that it is useful. To kick it off, here is an interesting piece I found on the […]
And so, the time has come where I must bid a fond adieu to you, the students extroadinaire of my first year at Haileybury. Words cannot express how proud I am of you. It is a grand achievement to have journeyed through 13 years of school, and arrive at this final moment with such enthusiasm […]
If you want to have a last minute look-see at how you will be marked in your exam please open the following link. It clearly explains the requirements for each score. English Written examination Examination criteria
As you are all aware by now, you must consider the constructed nature of the film when writing your essay. Here are some links that might provide a last minute surge of inpiration. http://vcewaterfrontcharacters.wordpress.com/ – This blog has pages on characters, themes, metalanguage and setting. http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=136&intversion=252 – Roger Stitson explores the way Kazan uses the costumes and […]
I’ve often suggested that the use of transition phrases will make your essays more fluent, and lessen the jarring effect created by simply switching from one idea to the next. The following statement, from Smart Words (and you have to love any website that has a page titled “How to write good”!), highlights the ability of […]