Refining Analytical Writing – a senior English student guide

These slides are from an idea by my colleague, Yianni, and further refined by our English Faculty. We shared this presentation on the ETA 2017 Re-imagining English Annual Conference website which can only be accessed by members.

When providing feedback for Stage 6 students, we typically include the phrase ‘lacked analysis’ as many write in a descriptive way and discuss what the text is about. Analysis takes practice and a sound understanding of different language features or techniques or literary devices. In short, knowledge of the metalanguage of English is important is sharing how meaning is made within a text.

We continue to see improvement in the sophistication of student responses.

Exercises to improve your understanding of nominalisation.

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