Starting with confidence and clarity – An online event for students and their teachers
Term 4 2020: Wednesday 21st October until Wednesday 25th November 2020 – Online access available
Guest speaker: Vivian Pham, a former Extension 2 student; featured in the 2018 Young Writer’s Showcase will share insights about writing, research and will discuss the successful reception of her novel.
Vivian is a fiction writer, part-time poet, aspiring folklorist and university student. The Coconut Children is her debut novel which has received wide acclaim. See her story: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/books/inspired-by-her-father-s-escapeteenage-debut-novelist-vivian-pham-is-set-to-become-a-voice-of-her-generation-20191230-p53nm3.html
Managing your Major Work – Belinda Nunn
Section 1: Overview of the Course Requirements and purpose with a focus on the Major Work, Reflection Statement and Journal (25 minutes).
Section 2: The Investigating Stage including developing the concepts, examples of the concepts, moving from the concept to the Inquiry Question (40 minutes – can be viewed as 2 parts).
Section 3: Structuring the course including the Viva, Literature Review and Critique. Time management including an action plan with milestones for each stage of the composition process (25mins).
Choosing your form – Meaghan Hird
Why form is so significant
Rigorous research: broad, detailed and targeted – Will Solomon