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David McLean: Name Your Text – VCE Text Analysis

Session Info:

The study of a single text requires not just an understanding of the story but an ability to interpret and analyze events.

This presentation can be geared around any set text in the VCE curriculum and will look at directing the knowledge toward a text response outcome. The texts that can be covered are:

  • Medea
  • The Crucible
  • Burial Rites
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Macbeth
  • Henry IV
  • Wilfred Owen
  • All About Eve
  • 1984
  • Stasiland
  • Other texts on demand

Topics covered:

  • Story content – pivotal events, critical moments
  • Narrative form and how it contributes to the appreciation of the story
  • Issues and concerns generated by the text
  • Appropriate text responses and how to generate them
  • Essay structure

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