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Area of Study Workshops

 

Overview

Each Area of Study: Belonging workshop provides students with specific and detailed instruction in relation to each section of this course. Using the course rubric as a guide, students will learn strategies for the development of their analytical and writing skills through participating in a variety of practical activities that are designed to improve their performance across all sections of the Area of Study.


Section 1: Reading

In this workshop, students will: 

  • Learn strategies for quickly and effectively analysing a variety of unseen texts in relation to Belonging. 
  • Learn how to analyse visual, prose fiction, poetry and various types of non-fiction texts, which are similar to those used in HSC English Paper 1 examinations. 
  • Learn how to approach different short answer question types. 
  • Have the opportunity to read and assess a number of modelled responses.
  • Be given time to complete different questions and share their responses.


Section 2: Creative Writing

In this workshop, students will: 

  • Engage in a number of specific creative writing activities, based on stimulus material. 
  • Learn how to use the stimulus material and writing task to develop a thesis/message for a creative piece focused on a specific aspect of belonging. 
  • Learn how to develop this thesis/message into a narrative, which shows sophisticated understanding of the concept of belonging. 
  • Learn how to improve their skills in characterization, plot development and descriptive writing, enabling them to compose effective images, which powerfully convey the underlying thesis/message of their narrative. 

Section 3: Essay Writing (Text Specific)

In this workshop, students will:

  • Learn about the concept of Belonging and how it is represented in their prescribed text.
  • Receive valuable analysis of their prescribed text, which will improve their textual knowledge and understanding.
  • Learn strategies for writing a high scoring Belonging essay, by practicing how to deconstruct different essay questions to formulate a thesis and a series of arguments that precisely and convincingly address the given essay question.
  • Be given the opportunity to read and assess a model introduction, body paragraph and conclusion before attempting to write their own.

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Inclusions:

  • Workshop presenter
  • Any necessary workshop design or modification
  • Professional printing and binding of materials
  • Students are provided with a Student Workbook for each workshop
  • Teachers are provided with a Teacher Companion for each workshop
  • Travel and accommodation (if applicable)

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Duration:

The ideal duration for each seminar is 1 double period or 100 minutes (including a short break).

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Workshop Size:

Minimum of 30 students.

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Cost:

  • $35/student/workshop (GST inclusive)
  • Cohort sizes over 60 attract a 15% discount, bringing the cost down to $30/student/workshop (GST inclusive)