Argument & Techniques Tasks (Orange Workbook)

Area Study 2: Analysing and presenting arguments

save orange 2 pearl and mum 019The Language of Analysis: an essay writing guide includes a Series of Lessons for students based on the exercises in the workbook.

There are also extended activities and sample responses relating to most Exercises in the workbook.  Their purpose is to help students improve the analytical depth and fluency of their responses.

See a Series of Lessons that help students systematically analyse and prioritise the author’s critical persuasive techniques and reasoning strategies.

Now “Turn to Exercise”: see a series of activities, tips, suggested responses and students’ samples based on exercises in this workbook: The Language of Persuasion: an essay writing guide.

Tips for making the transition from Years 11 to 12

To buy The Language of Persuasion: an essay writing guide  in order to follow the exercises and lessons, please see below.


I was quite lost in language analysis in Year 11 and almost completely bombed out. Too much summarising and I just didn’t get it. With Jenny’s help I went through her Language Analysis: essay writing guide, which gives tips, strategies and a good system to follow. It made all the difference between a decent and a terrible mark.” (Taehyun, 37, Balwyn High School, 2014)

“Jenny’s sessions made all the difference to my study in VCE English. Following her essay plans in the (language analysis) workbooks, changed the way I approach and fine tune my essays to reach a high standard. Focussing on key strategies and word implications helped me write impressive essays, contributing to my perfect score.” (Catherine Dinh, (50), 2013, Sacred Heart Girls College)

See this slideshow for an overview of skills:

For an overview, View the slideshow: write an essay analysing the author’s persuasive language: Part 2.

Students of English Works: see some extra sample exercises