'One thing worries me...will people...want to forget the whole thing happened?' Lt. J.G. Richard Strandberg

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Dear America is the novel you will use for your Reading and Responding outcome. You will need to complete a variety of S/N activities and write a text response essay to complete this unit. Keep in mind that you might choose Dear America as the text you focus on for your exam.

This blogspace has been set up to enhance your study of the text and develop your language and writing skills. It is a collaborative space where you can share and discuss your learning. Perhaps most importantly, this allows you to conference and comment on each others' writing to improve your prowess as we get closer and closer to exam time. You can access the VCAA website for detailed assessment and exam information to build your knowledge of what is required in text response essays.

Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 Practice SAC Topics

Choose one topic and write an analytical response.
Length of the response should be 700-900 words.

1. How does the structure of 'Dear America' work to maximise the emotional impact on the reader?


2. "War has a damaging effect on all those involved." Do you agree?


3. "It is easy to understand the experience of a soldier whilst on a tour of duty in Vietnam because of the intensely personal nature of the letters." Do you agree?

See pp. 69-72 of your 'Insight English' for information on constructing a text response.

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