Writing on Contexts Exploring Issues of Identity and Belonging Posted on May 2, 2014
What is the Context of Exploring Issues of Identity and Belonging?
In this Context you will consider many issues related to questions of a sense of self and how we gain the feeling of belonging to a family, group, place or community. You will ask questions like: Who am I? Where do I belong? What things have shaped me into the person I am today? How have they done so? The title of the Context gives equal emphasis to identity and belonging, suggesting that each is related to the other. The groups we choose to belong to and the ways we connect with others help to form our own identity. Together, these issues go to the heart of who we are and how we present ourselves to the world.
What is the Best Form to Write your Response in the Exam or SAC?
Expository, Persuasive or Imaginative Writing?
In Section B of the VCE English exam your instructions are to write a response either in the form of an expository, persuasive or imaginative piece of writing. In your SAC you could be given the same instruction. What is the best form to write your response if studying the Context Exploring Issues of Identity and Belonging?
Write your response in a form you are familiar and comfortable with. Each form presents its opportunities and challenges.
Expository style of writing: Can be in the form of an essay, personal reflection, personal letter or biography. Its features include a formal style, serious tone and a reasoned, considered discussion of the prompt/stimulus material. Its purpose is to explain or inform and to consider different points of view on the prompt/stimulus material. Persuasive style of writing: Can be in the form of an essay, opinion piece, letter to the editor or editorial. Its features include the use of persuasive language techniques, language for presenting and sustaining an argument. Its purpose is to persuade ie. to convince the reader that...
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