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Look under 'All Pages' to see material for other areas of the course such as Language Analysis.
Welcome to 2013 English. We are beginning with On the Waterfront.
14/3/13 The next outcome is 'Using Language to Persuade' which involves a written language analysis and and oral point of view. The language analysis is comparative and requires students to discuss, compare and contrast three opinion pieces. Class material for this outcome will be on the 'Using Language to Persuade' page.
Outcome 1: Reading and Responding
SAC date: 14/3/13
SAC topics are:
Topic 1. On the Waterfront teaches its audience that moral salvation is far more important than loyalty.’ Discuss.

Topic 2. ‘While Terry’s final actions are admirable, there are many other characters more deserving of our admiration and respect.’ Discuss.
Details of SAC conditions are on the cover sheet.

Film text: On the Waterfront
We will view and discuss the film and summary notes will be posted here.
The first lot of notes has been emailed and is also posted here.
The second lot of notes extends beyond what we have watched but not by much.More notes (18/2) which go to the end of the sermon in the hold.Notes for 19/2. Notes for Thursday 21/2 have been emailed for the moment as I can't upload files at the moment. I'll try again later. Uploading is working again (25/2) so here are the last two lots of notes.
You may like to look at the assessment sheet for the first SAC which is attached here. Also attached is my best student's SAC from last year. Here is the script. Remember to read over the scene in the back room of the bar from 'Boss, Packy wants another drink on the cuff. -Give it to him.' The scene finishes when Johnny says 'All right, payday. Barney. Mac...'

Sample introductions

Outcome 2: Context Study.
Our context is 'Encountering Conflict.'
Students need to be thinking about conflict.
  • What is conflict?
  • What causes it?
  • How is it best resolved?
  • Why can it be hard to resolve?

Also think about what it means to 'encounter conflict'. In our class discussions we agreed that life is never without conflict. So how we react when we come across it (encounter it) is probably the most important aspect of this study.
You should be reading the newspaper and watching the news to become informed about conflict that is occurring in the world today. We will also be studying texts that explore conflict, beginning with Bertold Brecht's play, Life of Galileo.

To start you thinking, you may like to read the Shirley Jackson short story, 'The Lottery'. The PDF file of this story is below.

To understand the story better, be aware that in some cultures, people used to believe that it was necessary to sacrifice a human life to primitive gods in summer to ensure a good harvest.

Also, take some time to read the two documents I put up in class today -'Four aspects of conflict' and 'Key Questions'. See below. The more you think about conflict in a complex way, the more successful you will be when you write about it.

For more material for the context study, click on the 'Encountering Conflict' page under 'All Pages.'