Dear VCE 'Encountering Conflict' students,
This is a space for you to practise different forms of writing and responding to set prompts. When you write a piece you will need to indicate whether you are using The Secret River or The Rugmaker to inform your writing. You also need to provide a mini statement of explanation that outlines form, audience, purpose and context.
You will also be expected to read each others' work and use the comments feature and DIIGO (a web tool useful for conferencing) to provide feedback to each other. When conferencing you can comment about what is working well in the piece, areas for improvement and how you can see the prompt and nominated text influencing the piece. Due to this you might need to edit a post you have submitted so label each edit as post 1, post 2, etc.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Now that you have a solid background to inform your thinking about The Secret River and the Context you are going to write a general response to Prompt 1 for this blog. You can refer to the text, or not, as you like. However, you must address two themes from The Secret River in your discussion. Complete this as a 10 minutes silent sustained write.