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August 2016

English Language Analysis


Instructions

 

Step 1: Read one article from the sources provided below

Step 2: Write an extended response that demonstrates how the written and visual language is used to persuade the reader to share the point of view of the writer of one of the sources outlined below

When writing your extended response, be aware of the assessment criteria:

- Understanding of the ideas and points of view presented

- Analysis of ways in which language and visual features are used to present a point of view and to persuade the reader

- Controlled and effective use of language appropriate to the task

If the extended response is completed under exam conditions, it should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

 

Sources

 

  1. Burnside, J. (2013, August 21). We wouldn’t treat animals the way we treat refugees. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com 

  1. Cook, John. “How do people reject climate science?” Web blog post. The Conversation. 6 Sept. 2012. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com 

  1. Razer, H. (2013, September 13). Sophie Mirabella doesn’t deserve such universal hatred. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com 

  1. Ford, Clementine. “Evans may be an inspirational athlete, but he’s no hero”. Web blog Post. The Drum. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 15 Aug. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au

  1. Fraser, M. (2011, June 25) How Australia can solve its asylum seeker ‘problem’. The Age. Retrieved from http://theage.com.au

  1. Razer, Helen. “Making Chelsea Manning Behave.” Web blog post. Bad Hostess. 24 Aug. 2013. Retrieved from http://www.badhostess.com

  1. Archer, Mike. “Ordering the vegetarian meal? There’s more animal blood on your hands”. Web blog post. The Conversation. 16 Dec. 2011. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com 

  1. Merope, Sienna. “The economic cost of our asylum seeker policy” Web blog post. Right Now.15 Apr. 2013. Retrieved from http://rightnow.org.au

  1. Kiren, A. (2013, May 8) Live animal exports struggle to the death. The Age. Retrieved from http://theage.com.au

  1. Ford, Clementine. “With this ring I keep my name”. Web blog Post. The Drum. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 Feb. 2013. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au 

  1. Wilson, R. (2011, January 10) Shopping for pink isn’t the right thing. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://heraldsun.com.au

  1. Kennett, J. (2012, May 16) Australia must embrace gay marriage. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://heraldsun.com.au

  1. Penberthy, D. (2015, March 22) Priests must tell us what they know. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://heraldsun.com.au

  1. Tuohy, W. (2015, March 23) It’s insulting to label dads as only stand-by parents. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://heraldsun.com.au 

  1. Panahi, R. (2015, March 23) Cops not the enemy in debate on violence. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://heraldsun.com.au