Top Notch Prompt Response Advice

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.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some conflicts have a history that makes them impossible to resolve.

Some conflicts have a history that makes them impossible to resolve.


“All conflicts have some way in which they can be resolved. It just involves forgiveness and a willingness to understand different opinions.”


“Conflict like with Jews. Aboriginals ect, seem impossible to resolve as so many people are involved and its continued over life times.”

“Conflicts can become a habit.”

“ The ‘he hates him, so I’ll hate him too’ idea seems to make conflict impossible to resolve as even if the reason for the conflict passes, people still hold grudges.”


“Everything can be resolved.”

“History had nothing to do with it.”

“Religion wont be solved because believers are ignorant & brain washed.”

Three writing ideas that would work for this prompt are:

imaginative piece - a war story, which would be drawing from the secret river linking the conflict between the aboriginals and the white people. The masacar sceen would be like the setting. The feelings between everyone involved would be so hurt that they might find them impossible to resolve.

newspaper article - opinion piece, using the apology speech givin to the aboriginal people by Kevin Rudd could be used. by the speech being said it could possibly help people to get over it and move on.

expository essay- you could easily write your own essay on it you point of view reguarding the prompt and put your own ideas in it and experiences.

by caitlyn

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