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Analysing ​ ​Argument ​ ​and ​ ​Language Task

24 Oct

VCE ​ ​English, ​ ​Unit ​ ​2
Analysing
​ ​Argument ​ ​and ​ ​Language
Task
Construct ​ ​a​ ​sustained ​ ​and ​ ​reasoned ​ ​written​ ​point ​ ​of ​ ​view ​ ​on​ ​an​ ​issue​ ​currently ​ ​debated ​ ​in
the
​ ​media.
Issue: ​ ​​Australia’s ​ ​Gender ​ ​Pay ​ ​Gap
POV: ​ ​​I ​ ​am​ ​against ​ ​the​ ​fact ​ ​that ​ ​women ​ ​are​ ​getting ​ ​paid ​ ​less ​ ​than ​ ​men ​ ​and ​ ​this ​ ​is ​ ​a​ ​strong ​ ​issue
that
​ ​affects ​ ​me​ ​and ​ ​other ​ ​women’s ​ ​lives
Persona: ​ ​​Single​ ​Mother ​ ​with ​ ​3 ​ ​children ​ ​​ ​Husband ​ ​left ​ ​and ​ ​does ​ ​not ​ ​pay ​ ​or ​ ​help ​ ​with ​ ​anything
Your ​ ​point ​ ​of ​ ​view ​ ​piece​ ​can​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​form​ ​of:
A ​ ​formal ​ ​argumentative​ ​essay;
An​ ​opinion​ ​piece​ ​that ​ ​might ​ ​appear ​ ​in​ ​a​ ​newspaper ​ ​or ​ ​magazine;
A ​ ​letter ​ ​to ​ ​a​ ​politician;
A ​ ​blog;
An​ ​extended ​ ​letter ​ ​to ​ ​the​ ​editor;
A ​ ​speech​ ​transcript;
Or ​ ​other ​ ​by ​ ​negotiation.
You
​ ​have​ ​one​ ​period ​ ​to ​ ​plan​ ​your ​ ​response. ​ ​You​ ​should ​ ​use​ ​this ​ ​time​ ​to ​ ​consider ​ ​carefully
how
​ ​you​ ​will ​ ​develop ​ ​a​ ​reasonable​ ​and ​ ​logically ​ ​ordered ​ ​argument; ​ ​you​ ​might ​ ​practice​ ​an
introduction
​ ​and ​ ​or ​ ​body ​ ​paragraphs ​ ​and ​ ​seek​ ​some​ ​peer ​ ​feedback; ​ ​you​ ​should ​ ​decide
how
​ ​you​ ​will ​ ​use​ ​your ​ ​collected ​ ​source​ ​material ​ ​in​ ​the​ ​period ​ ​given​ ​to ​ ​you​ ​for ​ ​writing.
You
​ ​will ​ ​then​ ​have​ ​one​ ​period ​ ​to ​ ​write​ ​this ​ ​task.
You
​ ​may ​ ​bring ​ ​in​ ​​five​ ​published ​ ​sources ​ ​​for ​ ​reference​ ​to ​ ​this ​ ​task.
These ​ ​Articles ​ ​& ​ ​Image ​ ​need ​ ​to ​ ​be ​ ​annotated ​ ​& ​ ​highlighted
1. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/datablog/2017/oct/18/australia-gend
er-pay-gap-why-do-women-still-earn-less-than-men
2. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-26/gender-pay-gap-women-could-be-paid-l
ess-for-another-50-years/8745690
3. http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/australias-gender-pay-gap-t
o-last-another-for-50-years-20170727-gxjmay.html
4. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-gender-pay-gap-how-australia-compares-2
0171019-gz45dk.html
5. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/but-the-gender-pay-gap-is-a-m
yth-a-conversation-with-a-sceptic/news-story/d2c79f0bccbf52c4becb1d3a7b83b2
9b
Approximate​ ​Word ​ ​Count: ​ ​​800 ​ ​words
Name: ​ ​​Emma
Form: ​ ​​An ​ ​opinion ​ ​piece​ ​that ​ ​might ​ ​appear​ ​in ​ ​a​ ​newspaper​ ​or​ ​magazine
Target ​ ​audience: ​ ​​Women ​ ​of ​ ​all ​ ​ages ​ ​and ​ ​nationalities
​ ​(This ​ ​is ​ ​opinion ​ ​piece ​ ​is ​ ​targeted ​ ​to ​ ​be ​ ​featured ​ ​in ​ ​The ​ ​Age)
What
​ ​is ​ ​The ​ ​Age ​ ​and ​ ​who ​ ​is ​ ​it ​ ​targeted ​ ​at ​ ​​ ​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age

DESCRIPTOR: typicalperformanceineachrange
Very low Low Medium High Very high
Understanding
of theissueand
useof
informationand
evidenceto
support point of
view.
Limited understanding
of theissue. Few
references madeto
informationand
evidence.
Someunderstanding
of theissuethrough
theselectionof
acknowledged
informationand
evidenceused to
support particular
positions.
Satisfactory
understandingof the
issuethroughthe
selectionand
synthesis of
acknowledged
informationand
evidenceused to
support particular
positions.
Detailed
understandingof the
issuethroughthe
carefulselectionand
synthesis of
appropriately
acknowledged
informationand
evidenceused to
support particular
positions.
Thoroughand detailed
understandingof the
issuethroughthe
meticulous selectionand
synthesis of appropriately
acknowledged
informationand evidence
used tosupport particular
positions.
Understanding
and
development of
arguments to
positionthe
audience.
Limited understanding
or development of
arguments. Some
attempts toposition
theaudience.
Someunderstanding
of arguments
demonstrated
throughthe
development of
arguments that
positiontheaudience
tosupport someof
thepoints of view
presented.
Sound understanding
of argument
demonstrated
throughdevelopment
of broad and
reasoned arguments
that positionthe
audiencetosupport
thepoints of view
presented.
Detailed
understandingof
argument
demonstrated through
development of
reasoned and credible
arguments that
positiontheaudience
tosupport thepoints
of viewpresented.
Sophisticated and
insightfulunderstanding
of argument
demonstrated through
thedevelopment of
reasoned and convincing
arguments that position
theaudiencetosupport
thepoints of view
presented.
Controlof
languageand
other persuasive
devices to
positionthe
audience.
Limited controlof
languageand other
persuasivedevices to
positiontheaudience.
Basiccontrolof
languageand other
persuasivedevices to
positionthe
audience.
Satisfactory controlof
languageand other
persuasivedevices to
positiontheaudience.
Carefully considered
and oftenskilful
controlof language
and other persuasive
devices toposition
theaudience.
Highly persuasiveand
skilfuluseof language
and other persuasive
devices topositionthe
audience.
Controlof the
mechanics of
writtenEnglish,
including
spelling, useof
punctuationand
sentence
structures, and
written
expression.
Limited controlof the
mechanics of written
English, including
spelling, useof
punctuationand
sentencestructures,
and written
expression.
Somecontrolof the
mechanics of written
English, including
spelling, useof
punctuationand
sentencestructures,
and written
expression.
Satisfactory controlof
themechanics of
writtenEnglish,
includingspelling, use
of punctuationand
sentencestructures,
and written
expression.
Sound control of the
mechanics of written
English, including
spelling, useof
punctuationand
sentencestructures,
and written
expression.
Clear controlof the
mechanics of written
English, includingspelling,
useof punctuationand
sentencestructures, and
writtenexpression. Very
fewerrors observed.

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A+ A B+ B C+ C D+ D E+ E UG
40-36 35-32 31-10 29-28 27-26 25-24 23-22 21-20 29-16 15-12 11-0

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