Event details: 2017 VCE Voice: The Comparative Essay

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The Comparative Essay: Ungainly Monster or Thrilling Life Form?

How do we get beyond the lists for 'Comparison' which students borrow from study guides or teacher ideas? How do we develop their ability to produce responses that aren’t dry and formulaic? This day seeks to develop a model of teaching which enables students to think deeply and develop analytical essays that are fresh with ideas and rich with the deeper understanding of the student voice, which is required by the VCE English study design. Practical activities will involve workshop participants in feeling excited, rather than taxed, and will encourage the sharing of ideas and strategies to help students venture with confidence into working with this essay form.

Of course there is no ‘formula’ waiting to be discovered, but an awareness of key knowledge, and key skills and the potential for creative play in comparison are invaluable. Teachers will have modelled for them by the presenters a range of innovative and practical ideas for working with their students. Year 11 and 12 English teachers are encouraged to attend. 

When: Wednesday 7th June (full day)


Note: Phone booking is available, but will incur a $20 booking fee per individual.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.
Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Helliers Street, Abbotsford

Event contact:
Linda Baron - Mon-Thurs events@vate.org.au (9411 8500) 
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Price details: Days Cost
VATE Individual Member 1 $176.00
VATE Institutional Member 1 $198.00
VATE Concession Member 1 $165.00

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