11-LANGUAGE: Fri 30-Oct

As we uncover how languages and their speakers differ from one another, we discover that human natures too can differ dramatically, depending on the languages we speak.- BORODITSKY

The PREP this weekend is:

  • Prepare for your essay
  • Ensure you have a help sheet and at least 2 quotes from your own research
  • Revise

EDMOB out.

11-LITERATURE: Wed 28-Oct

Hey everyone,

The PREP is:

  • Finish Drafts [Due today]
  • Finish context research task [Due Friday]
  • Work on finalising and publishing your drafts [Due Wed 4th Nov]
  • Pre-readings to help understanding of poetry

If you are battling with planning and writing your drafts I implore you to come see me ASAP so that I can assist. If I am unavailable email me and seek out students who were in class today so they can pass on the pearls of wisdom you missed. My message is that a clear plan will make it super easy to draft up your poetry!


11-LITERATURE: Tues 20-Oct

Particularly important is Sykes’s refusal to reinforce dominant assumptions of race as a fixed category that similarly fixes Aboriginality, and of colonization as the sole determinant of Aboriginal identity – Jennifer Kelly

The PREP this week is:

  • Finish plan for creative response in ‘W2-Responding creatively to texts’ [due Today]
  • Finish and submit context research task [overdue]
  • Draft your creative responses [due next week]
  • Pre-readings to help knowledge of poetic features [overdue]


October 18 in Literature: Moby-Dick is Published in London

ATTN Y12’s : Good stuff in this for you about how Eliot uses time!!

The most significant events in the history of books on the 18th of October 1785: Thomas Love Peacock is born. He was the author of several satirical novels such as Headlong Hall (1815) and Nightmare Abbey (1818), and was also the father-in-law of the fascinating Victorian writer, George Meredith. Peacock also provides us with the first recorded use […]


11-LANGUAGE: Mon 19-Oct

Hi everyone,

the PREP is:

  • Complete pre-readings [due Friday]
  • See EDMOB about any overdue ASSESSMENT TASKS (Timeline, Ad comparison, English variety research task, or scrapbooks)
  • Come to support sessions Monday and Wednesday lunch if you need help catching up.


12-LITERATURE: Mon 19-Oct

Hi everyone,

The PREP this week is:

  • Come to our regular classes during SWOTVAC there will be revision activities organised.
  • There will be revision lectures on Mondays at lunch
  • Complete plan and openings for 2015 VATE extracts on Dark Roots [due Thursday]
  • Set up visual revision resources on texts you aim to respond to.


Five Fascinating Facts about ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’

A short introduction to the landmark poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot 1. One poetry bookseller rejected the poem on the grounds that it was ‘absolutely insane’. Harold Monro, influential publisher and owner of the Poetry Bookshop in London, was offered the chance to publish ‘The Love Song of […]