STUDENT PORTAL

Encountering Conflict prompts

An extensive list of "prompts" in five categories.   1. Nature of conflict  2. How individuals/groups react to conflict 3. Causes of conflict 4. Consequences of conflict 5. Resolving conflict. Lots of examples and key questions to consider as you practise "context"...

A Gymnasium for the Mind

Want to exercise your mind on concepts and ideas relating to texts? Want to think more deeply about those VCE "contexts" - Encountering Conflict, Identity and Belonging, Whose Reality?, Imaginative Landscape?  Then test your thinking here. For a carefully sorted array...

Literary Terms and Definitions

Consult this fulsome list of literary terms. Lots of examples and illustrations. Build your vocabulary so that you are more alert to the range of techniques writers use. Make your analysis more insightful and interesting.  Do you know what anastrophe is? There are a...

“Ignorance”- Philip Larkin

For VCE students who are exploring the "Whose Reality" theme, a poem by Philip Larkin: Ignorance Strange to know nothing, never to be sure Of what is right, or true, or real But forced to qualify: Or so I feel Or: Well, it does seem so, Someone must know Strange to be...

A Little Story…

Story time. Nasreddin and the Smell of Soup. One day, a poor man, who had only one piece of bread to eat, was walking past a restaurant. There was a large pot of soup on the table. The poor man held his bread over the soup, so the steam from the soup went into the...