* To write a sharp analysis, you must control your paragraph; do a “self-check”; avoid repetition; move from the “broad” to the “specific” analysis; highlight opportunities to compare.
- Control your paragraph: do a “self-check”: Step 1 – 3 Paragraph Plan
- Compare: A dot-point analysis Text 56: In defence of Leunig, Margaret Smith, p. 66; Text 57: Mums are such an easy target, Dr Sue Johnson, p. 66
- Compare: Texts 8 and 32: Put police body-cams under a proper lens (Jock Halley), p. 36
- Compare Two Articles re Sugar Tax
- Compare Texts 45 and 46: See Article and Notes for Response: On-site pill tests: a reality check (Mr Jason Leaves), p. 52 and Text 46, p. 54.
- Text 69: Why can we hit our kids? Dr Helga Johnson, p. 73
- Texts 61 and 62: Mr Jim Shanahan and Ms Rosie McCarthy, pp. 76-77.
- Text 63: Mr Louv: pp. 82-83 “Prescription Nature and Leunig’s cartoon, and a variety of Your Say Comments.
- Articles : Drug test welfare recipients and Suggested Response
- As I read through your responses, I’ll post some comments. For example, see the 2020 Argument Tips
- See Tips for Expression And “Analytical Depth” and good use of metalanguage
- See notes from Zoom Class 19th April: zoom classes: rules 1 – 10; expression and metalanguage
- See our Call to Action verbs
- Please trawl through the “language of comparison”; and practice using these terms in a variety of ways and contexts
- My tips for setting up a comparative paragraph; an effective comparison
- Avoid repetition; control your quotes; unpack specific quotes/words: Text 27: Skinning the cat in more ways than one, Lynne Scott
Some “metalanguage” practice
List of texts and responses
Text 1: A dogged try, (Chloe Snare), p. 7
Text 2: One of many voices, (Dr Sally Morgan) p. 9
Text 3: Dig up uranium and we’ll all benefit, (Steve Jimbo), p. 10
Text 4: Queuing for restaurants?: (Tim Aitken), p. 11
Text 5: Are tech gadgets the answer? (Jim Scott), p. 11
Text 6: Braids and Uniforms, (Susie Springer), p. 12
Text 7: Not quite right, (Terry O’ Donaghue), p. 14 * Exercise 25, Brain injury awareness week:
Text 8: Police body cams provide some benefits, (Ms Lai), p. 15
Text 9: Small steps making a difference: (Mr Scott), p. 15
Text 10: Sugar additives leave a sour taste (Ms Thesta), p. 15
Text 11: See Legalising cannibas for good reasons, (Tony Smith), p. 16
Text 12: Argument structure: Hands-free parenting: a form of child abuse? Ms Janie Smith p. 19.
Text 13: Dr Keith Ablow, Yik Yakking, p. 20
Text 14: Kids come first (Sally Humphrey), p. 21 ( Exercise 25, Brain injury awareness week)
Text 15: Turn it to the left, Valerie Finlay, p. 22
Text 16: Voting with one’s feet (Jock Hale, p. 23
Text 17: No Jab No Play, (Ms Sims) p. 23
Text 18: A lack of male teachers (Hetty Black), p. 23
Text 19: Laptops for English exam (Trent Davis), p. 24
Text 20: We can all make a difference: Ms Achton, p. 25
Text 21: Bring back the strap, Ms Snowden, p. 26
Text 22: Monkey See Monkey Do, Kelvin Mach, p. 27
Text 23, Trust our postie? Sure can, Hok Min, p. 29
Text 24: Nursing Home, Petra Cannister, p. 29
Text 25: The Census cannot be trusted, Chris Berg, p. 29
Text 26: Wind farms “
Text 27: Skinning the cat in more ways than one, Lynne Scott
Text 28: Free range children
Text 29: Walking for a better world, Jocelyn Crump, p. 32
Text 30: A disheartened mother and her five-limbed daughter, Janita Waring, p. 33 .
Text 31: An extra dose of courtesy Editorial page: Editorial: What happened to good old fashioned respect? p. 34
Text 32: Put police body-cams under a proper lens (Jock Halley), p. 36
Text 33: A trade off for HECs, (Jay Mendis) p. 42
Text 34: The fat police are at it again, (David Leyonhjelm) p. 42
Text 35: No to an Apple Store, Monica Dux, p. 42
Text 36: Let’s ban high powered cars, Editorial, p. 42.
Text 37: Grads fail on emotional IQ, Dr Jack Krisanski, p. 44
Text 38: I still remember the pain, Mr Scott and Mr Samson: Bring back the strap, p. 20-21.p. 45
Text 39: Some disturbing accounts of bigotry, Tony Smar, p. 46
Text 40: Teens doing their bit, Ave Peter, p. 47
Please see another response for “TAFE cuts under the stethoscope”, pp. 40-41, and “Dragging their feet”, by Ms Janie Martin, see p. 46
Text 42 and Text 43: Example 1 and 2: Depressing English Texts Students @ Spencer, p 50.
Text 44: Big Brother hits the classroom, Jacinta Styles, p. 51
Text 45: On-site pill tests: a reality check (Mr Jason Leaves), p. 52 and Text 46, p. 54.
Text 47: “Don’t hold our hands”, Roger Tindall, p. 61
Text 50: Safe schools critics ignore evidence, Trent Davis, p. 63
Text 51: Catwalk rules: Models on the catwalk and competitions, p. 64
Text 53 and Text 54: Students @ Spencer, Ms Crompton and Mr Spring and Mr Ken Appleby, p. 65
(Extra: Exercise 14, Mr Chuck Slater, Change to universities? pp. 46-47)
Text 58, “Easy target for thieves“, p. 70.
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