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Analysing Texts

Analysing Texts is an invaluable resource for students needing to understand how composers from diverse contexts craft texts that speak to various audiences for different purposes. Genre, form, style and literary techniques are investigated in detail, using annotated extracts drawn from many historical, cultural and social contexts.

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English Essentials (3rd edition)

Co-authored by popular children’s writer, Mem Fox, and experienced writer and teacher, Lyn Wilkinson, this handy reference guide is aimed at helping the reader master the basics of written English and understand the writing process.

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SACE English: Steps to Success

SACE English: Steps to Success is a comprehensive, user-friendly course companion for the new senior English syllabus for South Australia.

This book is designed to help students develop the key knowledge and skills for success in all Stage 2 SACE English assessment tasks. Stage 1 students will also find the information relevant and useful as they begin their studies. Written in a clear, engaging style, the book covers the relationship between author, text and audience, with a focus on how language can shape ideas and perspectives. Students are encouraged to reflect on the human experience through their responses to a broad range of contemporary and classic texts both from Australia and from other cultures.

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VCE English/EAL: Steps to Success

This book is a valuable companion for the revised study design, covering analytical, comparative and creative responses to texts, and analysing and presenting argument.

Steps to Success will support Year 12 students as they work towards their final exam, while Year 11 students will also find the information relevant and useful as they begin their VCE studies. As well as containing chapters focusing on each individual area of study, a whole chapter is devoted to the need for good organisation and preparation for VCE English/EAL studies – essential reading for Year 11s during their Year 12 orientation.

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VCE Literature: Steps to Success

This book offers a fresh approach for students who are undertaking the revised VCE Literature course.

Acting as a course companion, it supports students with the stronger focus on literary perspectives in the new study design, along with reading and analysing the ideas and concerns in texts, understanding contexts and making connections, adaptations of texts, creative responses, and close analysis. Steps to Success will support Year 11 students who are beginning to study Literature, as well as providing excellent strategies and advice for Year 12 students as they work towards their final exam.

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