How to achieve A+ in Language Analysis for VCE English

Discover how ANYONE can succeed in Language Analysis with the help of a VCE tutor. Engage, interact, excel & have fun!
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 4.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Language analysis is SIMPLE, you just have to know how to go about it.

Trust me, I was in the exact same position as you are when I was in VCE, and once I discovered how to approach Language Analysis so that teachers and examiners loved what they read, I was soon achieving consistent A+ marks across my SACs and exam. And guess what? You can succeed as well! Do you:

  • struggle to identify language techniques?
  • find it difficult to identify which tones are adopted in articles?
  • have no idea explaining HOW the author persuades?
  • find it difficult to structure your language analysis essay?
  • become even more unsure when comparing 2 or 3 articles?
  • feel like your teacher at school never explained language analysis properly?
  • prefer learning when it's enjoyable and easy to understand?
  • want to stand out from other students across the cohort?
  • want to know the secrets of 45+ English high achievers?
  • want to know what examiners are looking for?
  • see room for improvement whether you're an average student or a pro?
  • want to get a head start and maximise your potential in VCE?

If you have said yes to any of the points above, whether you struggle grasp the essentials of language analysis or, are an A graded student who wants to further distinguish yourself from others, then this course is for you. My extensive advice is designed so that anyone, no matter what level you are, can easily gain new skills so that you can successfully accomplish fantastic results. Together, we will cover the entire language analysis section of VCE English, establish where students go wrong, how to avoid it, and why the top students score perfect marks. At the end of the course, you will undoubtedly depart with greater confidence in your knowledge, skills, and writing ability!

My name is Lisa, and I graduated in 2008 with a raw study score of 45 in VCE English. I have since specialised in tutoring VCE English, and my passion for teaching and motivation to help my students has lead me to be a popular word-of-mouth tutor in the field. Over the past 6 years tutoring, I have collaborated with many VCE teachers and examiners, particularly through my website VCE Study Guides, leading to my unique and comprehensive understanding of the course. In this time, I am proud to say that I have seen many of my students succeed in Language Analysis to accomplish study scores of 45+ through my easy-going, straightforward and enjoyable way of teaching!

Learn how to succeed in language analysis during the 5 hours of this course (whether it'd be all in one go, or through breaking up the sections at your convenience). This isn't just any educational video on language analysis, but instead, we're going to interact with each other through my personable videos. There are numerous opportunities throughout the course for you to proactively analyse articles and images yourself, be quizzed on your knowledge, access your ability to analyse - all from the convenience and ease of your home! Furthermore, I have incorporated several past VCAA VCE English exam language analyses so that you can get the real experience of what is expected of you as a potentially high-scoring VCE student. On top of that, there are plenty more resources available for you to download such as a list of language techniques, tones, sample plans and A+ essays!

I charge $60 per hour for private tutoring, so for 5 hours of intensive and interacting learning, you're definitely getting a bargain!

If that's still not enough, you'll also have the chance to directly chat to myself and other participants of the course in the course forum! So if you ever need any help, or have a question that you would like answered, then there is a whole community waiting for you on the other side.

You've found the right course. I'm certain that together, we will ensure that you can be as successful as possible in the crucial year of VCE.

So go ahead and I'll see you on the other side :)

Disclaimer: Please note that all Udemy prices are set to USD, not AUD. Though I would like to, unfortunately I am unable to set a transparent AUD pricing. I have set the price of this course to $49USD. I do not intend to mislead you in any way (please take advantage of discount coupons!), but please be aware of the conversion :)

What are the requirements?

  • Just your willingness to learn!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Unlimited help in course forum from myself and other VCE students
  • Be able to successfully identify language techniques in articles and images
  • Be able to successfully identify tones adopted in articles and images
  • Be able to analyse a single article or image
  • Be able to analyse 2 or more articles and/or images
  • Be able to apply your new skills coherently and clearly in essay writing
  • You will be able to accurately describe HOW an author uses language to persuade
  • You will be able to plan and write a language analysis essay structure (single article/image)
  • You will be able to plan and write a language analysis essay structure (2 or more articles/images)
  • You will understand common pitfalls and how to avoid these in language analysis
  • Be confident when approaching your SACs and exam
  • Know exactly what examiners are looking for and how to 'WOW' them
  • Know how to distinguish yourself from other students
  • You will become a better VCE English language analysis student!

What is the target audience?

  • VCE students, from those who want to strengthen the basics in Language Analysis, to the A graded students who want to stand out even more.
  • EAL students for Part 2 of Language Analysis
  • Year 10 students
  • VCE tutors
  • VCE teachers for classroom e-learning

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome!
01:30

Welcome to Lisa's VCE English: How to achieve an A+ in Language Analysis course!

02:23

Find out more about me, why I've created this VCE English course and how I can help you!

02:46

What is Language Analysis? Find out what Language Analysis is really about and start off on the right track!

01:25

Prevent yourself from falling into the Language Analysis trap - understand the reason why majority of students score below A grades and how to avoid it!

01:28

In this lecture I outline what you can expect to analyse - from articles and visuals to single analysis and comparative analysis!

Section 2: Reading an article
00:56

Learn how to approach your articles before you even begin. Understand the purpose of the first reading and why it is so important!

02:41

Learn how to approach your articles before you even begin. Understand the purpose of the second reading and why it is so important!

Section 3: How to analyse an article (single article)
11:38

The ultimate A+ approach to Language Analysis. Learn this simple formula and see yourself improve instantly!

07:40

Think that language technique lists are your saviour and will guarantee you an amazing score for Language Analysis? Think again! Let's explore the pros and cons of language technique lists!

06:16

We all know that we need to identify language techniques when analysing articles but beware, there are some language techniques that you should definitely avoid! Remember that quantity (lots of language techniques) does not equal quality (a better essay)!

2 pages

It is essential that you identify the type of article or visual in your Language Analysis essay, so learn how to differentiate between them all here!

5 questions

Test yourself and find out if you can differentiate between different types of articles.

2 pages

It is essential that you identify the tone(s) adopted in articles or portrayed by visuals, so start building your tone vocabulary bank here!

3 questions

03:50

We all know that we need to identify tones when analysing articles but beware, there are some tones that you should definitely avoid!

19:59

Start learning how to analyse articles the A+ way now through Part 1: Analysing 'Chickens Range Free'!

05:33

Find out what successful students look for in Language Analysis and how you can be one of them!

15:42

Start learning how to analyse articles the advanced A+ way now through Part 2: Analysing 'Chickens Range Free'!

Section 4: How to structure a Language Analysis (single article)
06:16

Learn how to do an introduction for a single article Language Analysis!

03:58

Understand the different methods teachers and students structure a Language Analysis essay and hear out my explanation on the pros and cons for each, and which one of these methods is most strategically beneficial of all!

04:10

Learn how to do body paragraphs for a single article Language Analysis!

02:17

Learn how to do a conclusion for a single article Language Analysis!

03:53

With all your knowledge gained so far, let's work together on improving some sentences written by an average student and eliminate those common errors!

5 questions

Identifying common errors and slip ups will help you understand what to avoid and what you can do instead to achieve A+!

1 page

If you struggle with forming sentences in Language Analysis essays - look no further! Here are some helpful phrases to steer you away from mind block and get you started right away!

09:05

Just because this is the last lecture of this section, it doesn't mean that it is any less important! In fact, organising a plan is the most crucial step of all! Learn why here!

Section 5: Analysing an image
10 pages

Ensure your knowledge of visual techniques is up to scratch with 11 must-know techniques in this study guide!

07:49

Learn how to analyse articles the A+ way now through analysing the 'Chickens Range Free' visual!

06:49

Understand the dos and don'ts when incorporating an image analysis into your essay and do it the A+ way!

Section 6: Sample Language Analysis essays (single article)
15:36

You will only know how to approach Language Analysis the A+ way if we compare high- and low-scoring essays! Let's have a look at a low-scoring essay to pinpoint areas of improvement!

02:50

You will only know how to approach Language Analysis the A+ way if we compare high- and low-scoring essays! Let's have a look at a high-scoring essay to pinpoint what the student has written to create a fantastic essay!

Section 7: Comparative analysis (2 articles)
19:14

Learn more advanced techniques in analysing articles the A+ way now through Part 1: Analysing 'Overprotective parents stifle growth'!

04:56

Learn more advanced techniques in analysing articles the A+ way now through Part 2: Analysing 'Reality Check'!

Section 8: Comparative analysis essay writing (2 articles)
13:43

Understand the different methods teachers and students structure a Language Analysis essay and hear out my explanation on the pros and cons for each, and which one of these methods is most strategically beneficial of all!

1 page

Remember how a plan is essential in creating an exceptional essay? Here's a sample comparative analysis essay plan to keep you on the right track!

2 pages

You will only know how to approach Language Analysis the A+ way if we compare high- and low-scoring essays! Let's have a look at a low-scoring essay to pinpoint areas of improvement!

2 pages

You will only know how to approach Language Analysis the A+ way if we compare high- and low-scoring essays! Let's have a look at a high-scoring essay to pinpoint what the student has written to create a fantastic essay!

Can you determine whether these statements are comparative?
4 questions
Section 9: Triple analysis (3 articles)
12:37

Learn more advanced techniques in analysing articles the A+ way now through Part 3: Analysing 'Overwhelmed kids: Just let them play'!

04:58

Now that you've learn how to do a single and double comparative analysis, find out how easy it is to apply your existing skills in structuring a triple analysis essay (for 3 articles/visuals)!

2 pages

Remember how a plan is essential in creating an exceptional essay? Here's a sample triple analysis essay plan for your to follow!

3 pages

Let's have a look at a high-scoring essay to pinpoint what the student has written to create a fantastic triple analysis essay!

Section 10: SAC and examination advice
10:28

In this lecture I share with you my personal experiences and advice for SAC preparation. This discussion will provide you insight on how you can approach your SACs!

12:43

In this lecture I share with you my personal experiences and advice for exam preparation. This discussion will provide you insight on how you can approach your end of year exam!

12:24

In this lecture I share with you my personal experiences and advice for the end of year exam. This discussion will provide you insight on how you can organise your time wisely in the exam!

06:01

You've almost finished the course!!! Congratulations! In this final video let's talk about where we go from here, ongoing advice, and opportunities for you to learn more from me! Best of luck!!!

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Tran, VCE English Tutor and creator of VCE Study Guides

Lisa is an experienced VCE English tutor and also creator and writer of popular student website, VCE Study Guides. She achieved a study score of 45 (out of a possible 50) in English, and has since had over 6 years experience specialising in tutoring VCE English. Her aim to make English entertaining and fascinating for her students has lead to outstanding results, with her own students surpassing Lisa's study score - a sure sign that she's doing something right! Her unique approach to tutoring, motivated with her passion to see her students succeed, has lead to her being a highly-sought after VCE English tutor.

After seeing how restricted students were when seeking helpful and credible English resources online, she decided to break the barrier and created her own website dedicated to benefit VCE students, VCE Study Guides. It has since been used by thousands of students, tutors and even teachers in schools across Victoria. Her determination to create an accessible and valuable resource online has now expanded into other VCE subjects as well such as English Language! Since she is an avid supporter of the e-learning community, she is now creating online courses to provide students with the opportunity to access the her beneficial and practical advice. Ultimately, she aims to empower all her students with the confidence and edge they need to achieve the best they can in VCE!

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