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This is a wiki page for students completing VCE English at Kambrya College in 2008.





Welcome to your wiki. This is a place where you can get information about your course, the texts that you are reading, your writing requirements and extra help.  

You should first familiarise yourself with the site and make sure that you know where to find everything. Then you can jump straight in and begin using it. If you have any ideas about how to improve this site (despite all appearances I am not perfect) then please leave your suggestions on the discussion board. 


Here is your timeline for the year, including important dates.Weekly timeline 2008.docx


Make sure you take the time to find your way around here. the sidebar contains a list of all of the pages that you can access. There is a comments page attached to each page and you can ask questions or begin discussions here. The more that you use this and the more of you that use it, the better it becomes.

The Language Lab page contains information and files to help you to complete area of study three - Using Language to Persuade.

The Context Corner contains information and files to help you to complete area of study two - Creating and Presenting.

There is also a page for each text that you are studying in area of study one - Reading and Responding.

Comments (11)

Mrs RL said

at 8:22 pm on Feb 22, 2008

This is a place for you to add in any commnents about the pages. You could suggest new features or content here or you could ask questions. You could even practice some of your writing and ask for feedback.

Mrs RL said

at 5:29 pm on Apr 4, 2008

How is everyone feeling about their oral presentations? do any of you have any questions about this? Remember that you could be sharing your research with your peers by using Diigo - this is a social bookmarking software that is free and you can highlight web pages to share with people in your network. You can also stick 'post it notes' on a web page for your network to see. It is very worth while when doing research because you will find that as a group you will share the sites that you have found and this ensures that each individual has much less work to do!!
Now that has to be good. If you need more information on this post a question here or see me at school.

Anonymous said

at 7:10 pm on Apr 4, 2008

It's come down to the pointy end of the point of view. You'll be presenting your work very soon - so, be prepared. Now is a great time to go over the criteria and apply it to your presentation. Do you cover the 4 assessment points?
I'm paraphrasing terribly but hopefully you can see what you need to do:
1. Know the issue...use appropriate evidence to support your argument. Show the depth of your knowledge, look at the opposing views, counter-argue, explain the background and complexity of the issue succintly, how are the experts/ major players? What do they have to say? Bring in diagrams, statistics, quotes etc.
2. Be logical, select the best order in which to make your points, build up your point of viewview. Good to use use signposting here. Reinforce your view throughout.
3. Fluent delivery...in other words use formal and effect language. Sound and look knowledgable. Don't look at the floor and mumble. Be passionate!
4. PLEASE acknowledge your sources. Don't swipe an image from some website and pretend it is yours. Integrate the source into your speech, explaining where it has come from or at the very least include a bibliography in a powerpoint slide.
GOOD LUCK! See you soon, you crazy cats.

Anonymous said

at 7:15 pm on Apr 4, 2008

Spot the errors in my comment above. There are two (that I can spot). First student in my class to tell me what they are wins. Haven't quite figured out how to edit the comments yet. Will keep trying.

Mrs RL said

at 5:49 pm on Apr 5, 2008

Thanks Ms King. I won't give away the 'deliberate' errors. However I will up the ante and give a chocolate bar to the first student that finds it!!!

Anonymous said

at 11:17 am on Apr 6, 2008

this seems like a pretty interesting idea. How will it help us for English though? Is it just a discussion forum?

Mrs RL said

at 4:51 pm on Apr 6, 2008

Well, what would you like to see here? We have a chatboard and a discussion forum, we will also upload all of the information that we give you in class, handouts etc. what else can you suggest?

Anonymous said

at 10:15 pm on May 9, 2008

Hey miss, as you can see the password worked! Thanks.
This is a great resource, i love the way the site has hyperlinks to other helpful sites. The site needs a little something to make it standout, too bad you cant. Oh by the way miss, do you know any other sites that are helpful for studying conflict in The Secret River?

Anonymous said

at 10:19 pm on May 9, 2008

Miss king, i know i am not in you english class but seeing as no one but myself and Brodie have been on here it seems you have repeated yourself with the words "View" and "Use".
I think i win!!Yes?? *jokes*

Anonymous said

at 4:52 pm on Jul 6, 2008

Mrs Robinson Lay or any other english teachers that use this site... i am wondering if any of you know any good sites to find any information on "Look Both Ways". I am doing my character profiles and i need some information on some of the characters.
Any help would be great.

Mrs RL said

at 5:19 pm on Jul 6, 2008

Hey Nick, this site here http://www.lookbothways.com.au/ has some useful information and trailers etc. It also has scene clips from the film so you can view some of the important moments and look at the mise en scene.It has the run down of the cast which you were looking for. I'll upload the file of the study guide which came from the DVD on this site in 'Shared Folders'. Happy Holidays!

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