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Exam Preparation Blog

Throughout September and October, Insight will be running a series of weekly exam prep blog posts especially for students. Written by our trusted authors and teachers, the posts will focus on providing students with advice and tips on preparing for their English, EAL, Literature and English Language exams.
The first post will be published on Monday, 4 September. To get each post straight to your inbox as it goes up, head to www.insightpublications.com.au/blog to subscribe.


English Exam Guides


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Insight's English Exam Guides provide students with revision strategies and activities to prepare them for the VCE English examination. Advice from leading teachers and assessors helps students to understand the specific requirements for each section of the exam. Guidelines on analysing topics and writing high-level responses provide all the key skills and knowledge for success in the exam.
SAMPLE ESSAYS INCLUDED:
1. Two high-level sample essays (with tips and annotations) on each List 1 text (40 in total)
2. Two high-level sample essays (with tips and annotations) on each List 2 comparison pair (16 in total)
3. One high-level sample essay (with tips and annotations) on each EAL designated text (8 in all)



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EAL Exam Guides


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Insight's EAL Exam Guides present students with practical toolkits for completing each section of the VCE EAL examination. Activities, guidelines and expert advice from experienced EAL assessors help students to confidently approach the exam. EAL Exam Guide: Area of Study 3 includes access to a range of audio texts, accompanied by sample questions and answers.
SAMPLE ESSAYS INCLUDED:
1. Two high-level sample essays(with tips and annotations) on each List 1 text (40 in total)
2. Two high-level sample essays(with tips and annotations) on each List 2 comparison pair (16 in total)
3. One high-level sample essay(with tips and annotations) on each EAL designated text (8 in all)



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Literature Exam Guide


https://www.insightpublications.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=3076Insight's Literature Exam Guide is a comprehensive resource for the revised VCE Literature exam. It explains the requirements of each section, unpacks the criteria and includes sample paragraphs and complete responses using popular texts.

For Section A - Literary perspectives, the Literature Exam Guide provides strategies for presenting an interpretation of a text that is informed by a particular literary perspective. Ways of reading a text using different perspectives are discussed and modelled, with a strong focus on theoretical perspectives. Strategies for responding to sample topics for this section are also outlined.

For Section B - Close analysis, the guide includes tips and guidelines for the close analysis of passages, and for presenting an interpretation of a text that draws on this analysis. Sample responses demonstrate ways of making connections between passages and the text as a whole, and of showing an understanding of the text's views and values.

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English Language Exam Guide


https://www.insightpublications.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=3076Insight's English Language Exam Guide 3rd edition is fully updated for the new 2016 Study Design. This comprehensive guide enables students to work progressively through the different types of exam questions, building their confidence and exposing them to a range of language registers, text types and essay questions








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Text Guides


https://www.insightpublications.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=3076Top quality study resources designed to analyse rather than summarise a broad range of classic and popular novels, non-fiction texts, poetry, films and plays.
A detailed synopsis and character summaries, plus overviews of genre, structure and style, allow students to explore the text from a number of different perspectives.

New titles in this series are released every year.








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Insight Comparisons


https://www.insightpublications.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=3076Insight Comparisons are the perfect resources for Area of Study 1: Reading and comparing texts in the new VCE English/EAL Study Design. Each title provides a comprehensive, in-depth guide to a pair of texts, including a detailed study of their key features and a close analysis of their shared ideas, issues and themes. Based on the bestselling Insight Text Guides with the same high-quality analysis written by experienced, expert teachers and writers.








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