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HSC Advanced English Module c – Representation and Texts
Elective 2: History and Memory
The syllabus says…“This module requires students to explore various representations of events, personalities or situations. They evaluate how medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language influence meaning. The study develops students’ understanding of the relationships between representation and meaning.” http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/english-syllabus-from2010.pdfFine… ok… great… What does all this actually mean?
/ actions / individual experiences / local incidents / national occasions / international processes / global events / personal celebrations and/or
people / characters / traits / natures / behaviours / individualities / personas / temperaments / dispositions / VIPs / public figures / famous person /
/ states of mind / state of affairs / positions / settings / locations / status
various representations of events, personalities or situations.
Hero or villain?
Various representations of personalities from history and memory
of ideas, values, attitudes and culture in history and memory
Various perspectives of ideas,
and culture in history and memory
Evaluate ? = assess / estimate / judge the value of / calculate / weigh up / appraise / gaugeMedium ? = method / mode / / type of material / form / vehicle (eg: hard copy – paper – digital – interactive – static image – visual – multi media)Production ? = construction / creation / invention / assembly / manufacture
They evaluate how medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language influence meaning.
Textual form ?
= how a text is composed / text-type
= viewpoint / standpoint / point of view / perception / angle / take / outlook
= change / effect / control / manipulate / persuade / impel / talk into / win over / sway
Meaning ? =
ideas / understanding / what the composer
means / what the responder understands the text
means (for different audiences) / intended purpose
how medium of production, textual form, perspective and choice of language influence meaning.