Getting Started: The Prewriting Stage As with much of the formal school experience, students can greatly benefit from undertaking a methodical approach in their work. This is true too regardless of age and ability levels. Did you engage with the characters? It should not just be a summary of all the views stated.
The purpose of this activity is to let ideas flow freely and capture them on paper. The general guide is 60 minutes on Text Response, however it is up to you exactly how much time you decide to dedicate to this section of the exam.
For older or stronger students, these questions will likely comprise several parts. Metalanguage is essential in VCE essays, so ensure you are confident in this field. Each paragraph should begin with a topic sentence followed by the supporting arguments.
But, even with a well thought out prewriting session, where time allows, opportunities should be given for students to draft, redraft, and edit their writing.
This is a calculated and considered response to what you have read or observed. Ensure your audience know where you sit.
T: Adolescence and responsibility seem to oppose one another, but it is important for the adolescent male to learn from his mistakes, lest he be doomed to repeat them.