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Film Review: Inside Out (2015)

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So no doubt many of you might have seen the new Pixar move, Inside Out. Or maybe Minions? Well, after hearing a lot about Inside Out, and knowing nothing about it, I finally went to see it a weekend or…

Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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On the weekend, I saw Interstellar. Although I am a fan of Christopher Nolan (most recent Batman movies, Inception), I had pretty low expectations that I would enjoy it, because: I’m not really a fan of space movies; I’m not…

How to Start Tutoring: FAQ Guide

For a lot of graduating high school students, it’s a relief to be able to forget everything and dump (or sell) those HSC notes so you never have to lay eyes on them! But let’s not run off so quickly…Many…

Your teacher is your resource

Recently, there was a thread discussion on BOS about teachers being a student’s best resource. This is something I definitely agree on, so I’m very surprised when some students don’t even think about going to their teachers for help. Sometimes,…

Introducing your student to the horror genre

Genre is one of the easiest things to introduce to junior English students, because it’s something that spoken about in everyday. What’s your favourite type/genre of movie? Crime? Romantic comedy? Sci fi? Horror texts are particularly good to examine, because…

Poetry Study: Bruce Dawe’s Homecoming

Bruce Dawe’s poem Homecoming can be a good text for early highschool students to study and analyse. It’s short, uses quite clear poetry techniques and can also be an introduction to themes associated with anti-war poetry. Homecoming All day, day…

Narrative Archetypes: The Hero

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Who is the hero archetype? The hero archetype is the protagonist who the audience identifies with and may be inspired by. Ultimately, they embody our ideals and values. The hero archetype often has to go on a journey to overcome…

2015 – 2020 Area of Study: Discovery

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Updated 15 June 2014: I’ve previously tutored Discovery as a preliminary Area of Study, but now it’s actually come around to be the upcoming Area of Study for 2015 to 2020 HSC years! What is Discovery? 1. the act, process,…