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, August 3, 2011

The Secret River SAC Feedback

  • Include features of your chosen form of writing in your piece
  • Use words from the prompt, and synonyms of those words in your piece
  • Ensure links/connections to the set text are obvious, a reader looking for them should be able to notice them easily
  • Show depth of knowledge in your writing/discussion, be detailed and use quotes in essays
  • For this AOS make sure you do not write a text response or retell the story
  • Make sure you develop whole, complete pieces of writing. You must have a beginning, middle and end or introduction, body and conclusion
  • Use paragraphs, they are an important structural element of writing. Do not leave line gaps within paragraphs - they are a block of writing.
  • Structure dialogue in a story carefully. Look at examples and use them as a model.

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