Friday, 11 July 2014

Preparation for Term 3 Week 3

Introduction to Fallacies 
Read the handout on fallacies I gave you in class today. You can also watch the video (which covers the first part of the handout) found here. Complete the required reading before the second lesson of the week.

Comprehension skills lessonWe will continue with the comprehension skills revision using the handout I gave you as holiday homework. We will use one lessons for this.

Essay skills revision (Reflective Writing)
For the first lesson of the week, please come prepared with a detailed essay plan for the following question. We will discuss this in class:

Write about some of your worries and hopes for the future. (Cam 2009)

Essay Planning Test
In addition, there will be an essay planning test during the first lesson of the week. You will be given an actual test / exam paper from another school and be required to write as detailed an essay plan you can possibly manage in 10 min. You plan must include the following:

1) Brief question analysis using some of the tools you have learnt earlier in the year found here.
2) Stand (if applicable) in the exact phrasing as you would have written it in an essay.
3) At least 3 points (not inclusive of the balance point) in the exact phrasing as you would have written it in an essay.
4) Examples you plan to use in point form.

Your plan should look like a much reduced version of the sample plans I made reference to for your holiday homework found here.

You will be graded for this test using the essay grade descriptors found here. I will make an estimate of the Band you are likely to be getting given your plan, assuming you would translate it accordingly into writing.

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