Essay writing for the HSC

Why students struggle with essay writing. Effective essay writing has been on the decline for the past fifteen years in schools. Students struggle with their interpretation of questions, the harnessing of powerful evidence and structure and expression. As schools and teachers are increasingly time poor, essay writing is left until students have major assessment tasks and trial examinations thrust upon …

Sample Essay – Module C – Ted Hughes’ Fulbright Scholars & the film Copenhagen

Here is a sample of the writing proficiency of my students after a year with me at Educare Sydney. Hughes’ “Fulbright Scholars,” the opening to his anthology, is reflective of the struggle to authenticate memory and, how this creates conflicting perspectives surrounding perceptions of an individual. His post-modern form of poetry demonstrates the ambiguity of certainty where he acknowledges the …