“Raising the bar”: each workbook connects with an extensive and free Online Study Program that is perfect for teachers, tutors, students and parents. This program consists of extensive online support for all exercises in the workbooks, including slide presentations, tips and suggested responses, so that students can improve their written expression, acquire an analytical vocabulary and write A+ essays. All workbooks match the Australian Curriculum.
For Students in Years 11-12
Arguments and Persuasive Language (2020): Learn how to analyse an author’s argument, and identify their key reasoning and persuasive strategies. Access our Online Workbook Study Program and work through our “Suggested Responses”, student samples and Assessor’s Tips.
For Students in Years 7 – 10
Better Essays and Persuasive Techniques: (Years 7-10) shows students how to analyse an argument and write their own — perfect foundation for scholarship tests, NAPLAN and the new VCE Study Design. Students will also analyse a variety of persuasive text types and study the most common grammatical errors. Please see Better Essays and Free Online Workbook Study Program , FREE postage.
The Techniques of Persuasion helps students acquire an analytical vocabulary so that they can evaluate an author’s persuasive and reasoning skills. Please Access our Free Online Workbook Study Program : suggested responses for each exercise plus extension activities that model analytical vocabulary. An ideal introduction for students in Years 7-8.
The Language of Persuasion: become an expert shows students in Years 9-10-11 how to analyse the author’s argument, their evidence, their biases, their reasons and reasoning techniques and their appeals and persuasive techniques. Please access our Online Workbook Study Program and learn how to write A+ responses, using appropriate analytical terms.
Clear Writing: Language and Grammar : A knowledge of parts of speech and sentence elements helps students write grammatically correct sentences and punctuate with confidence. (That means, the essays will definitely stand out!) A perfect reference book, Clear Writing: Language and Grammar helps students grasp effortlessly the specifications pertaining to grammar in the Australian Curriculum as it progresses from the simple to the more complex rules.
Essays, articles, tips, and slideshows
To help you write essays on your texts, we include a wealth of text-response material. You must have a thorough and insightful grasp of your text in order to write sophisticated essays. In the various articles, I include the most relevant examples, anecdotes and quotes that I often use from the text. I hope these help.
I also include essay-writing tips across a range of disciplines – expository, persuasive and creative.
Click here to see Better Essays and Persuasive Techniques, which will help you improve your structure, your depth and sequencing of ideas throughout your essay. (See pp 10-19 and p.39). We also include a chapter on different text types. See pp. 91-96 for guidance on an expository style feature essay. Also see Chapter 5: Better Sentences for some grammar tips.