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Insight Text Articles are written by experienced teachers and writers who are experts in their field. Each 5000-word article provides a succinct yet detailed introduction to a text or text pair, giving students a strong understanding of the essential elements for interpreting and responding to their texts.

  • An overview of the text or texts, explaining background and context as well as important features of genre, structure and language.
  • A detailed analysis of characters and themes.
  • Sample topics and an analysis of a sample topic.

Insight Sample Essays are high-level sample essays written by experienced teachers, assessors and experts in the analysis of literature, poetry, film and dramatic texts. Each sample essay shows students how to identify and analyse the explicit and implied ideas, values and themes in each text, and the ways in which textual features create meaning.

  • Essay topics designed to conform in style and focus to the 2017-2021 Study Design for VCE English/EAL
  • Annotations, with assessor comments identifying the elements of the essay that work well, as well as identifying areas for improvement
  • Tips on how to approach the essay topic, with appropriate strategies for analysis and selection of relevant textual material