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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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Conflict has far reaching consequences

Conflict has far reaching consequences (psychological, fear, powerlessness, behavioural changes, economic, social etc)

- Socially – In Afghanistan, as a result of conflict, working hard was a way of life for Najaf, even in childhood. Yet when in Australia, when taking a break he is accused of being lazy, consequently does he take this as an insult to his manhood and attempts to leave his workplace. The consequence of the war has forced Najaf to work hard, even when in a place of freedom.

- Fear – “I wondered what my fate was to be in the land of Afghanistan, where war succeeded war” pg 17. Out fear for his life does Najaf travel to Australia, as a result of the war forever raging in his country home of Afghanistan. To come to Australia was to attempt a new life and somewhat ‘save himself’.

- Behavioural changes – After escaping Afghanistan is Najaf detained in Woomera detention centre. Najaf’s only escape is through obtaining a VISA once being falsely told he has had got a VISA by the authorities, his behaviour changes. He loses majority of the hope he had in his new country, hope of being free from the war and conflict the ravaged his family and homeland. Yet as a consequence does he still work as hard as he did in childhood.

By Nick, Erin and Brogen

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