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Year 12 English: Practical Strategies for Improving Student Essay Writing
By their final year of high school, Year 12 students have ‘rusted on’ writing habits that are sometimes hard to shift. This workshop explores dozens of purpose-built activities for changing these habits and helping students of all abilities transform their essay writing.
In this workshop you will:
- Discover techniques for guiding students to write in a simple, clear voice that is both authentic and engaging.
- Learn how to teach students to find structure in their ideas – rather than ‘shoe-horn’ their ideas into a pre-exiting structure.
- Identify small changes of phrasing, word choice and sentence construction that can radically improve the quality of a student’s extended answers.
- Trial learning activities specifically designed to help students avoid common essay-writing traps such as writing in the passive voice, drifting into paraphrase and failing to properly support your analysis.
- Explore techniques for both helping struggling students experience growth – as well as supporting students whose essay writing has reached a plateau to continue to improve the fluency and impact of their writing
- Discuss activities to help students independently proof their work and actively follow up on your feedback
- Study techniques for reducing the workload associated with correcting essays and increasing the speed and effectiveness with which you mark.
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