Senior English Workshops for Years 9-10

All Day Workshop: Literary Techniques and Text Analysis to Assist in Mastering Exams for Years 9-10

Literary Techniques Masterclass 

This workshop will cover how techniques create themes and meanings in texts and how to use techniques in literary analysis and in your own writing.

Each category of literary techniques (figurative, rhetorical, persuasive and narratological) will be covered, with detailed definitions of specific techniques with textual examples and corresponding writing exercises.

Students will revise and consolidate the following areas:

  • What are Literary Techniques and Devices?
  • Themes, Ideas, and Values
  • Types of Techniques: Figurative and Rhetorical
  • Types of Techniques: Persuasive and Narratological

Unseen Texts and Analysis 

This workshop will provide explicit instruction on how to unpack and analyse unseen texts (writing never seen before) in exam settings. Each section of this workshop will include analysis of visual and written unseen texts. Students will learn how to get started, read and analyse with purpose, how to identify prominent literary techniques, audience and purpose, and how to turn this analysis into an answer for questions in examinations. This workshop will include modelled examples along with explicit instruction and scaffolds for extended response questions.  

Students will revise and consolidate the following areas:

  • Exam formats and reading with purpose
  • How to get started and identifying techniques
  • Considering audience and purpose in analysis
  • Extended responses and comparison questions  

Venue: PLC Sydney Freda Whitlam Building, Level 1, W.G.08

Teacher: Michelle Kasparian

Day: Monday 22 January 2024

Workshop Duration: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Cost: $140.00 for the workshop

Enrolment Deadline: Monday 15 January 2024

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Please complete the form below and make your payment to enrol your child in the upcoming Holiday Program. The workshops will run with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum class size of 12. No refunds or credit will be given after enrolments have been closed.

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