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SACE 2 Year 12

English Literary Studies 2nd Edition

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Critical Reading
Second Edition
Year 12 Publication
ISBN: 978-1-925505-28-3
  • Shane Crilly 

The Essentials Workbooks and Key Ideas Textbooks are designed to support the teaching of SACE stage 1 and 2 subjects in South Australia. The SACE 2 English Literary Studies Critical Reading Workbook is designed to help Year 12 students prepare for their SACE Stage 2 exam.

This workbook incorporates the requirements of the new Australian Curriculum English Literary Studies course.

Included in the Critical Reading workbook

Students taking Year 12 English Literary Studies can use this workbook to learn:

  • the requirements of the exam
  • what techniques and features to look for in your readings
  • how to analyse those techniques
  • effective ways to respond to questions.

The SACE 2 English Literary Studies Workbook 2nd Edition also includes complimentary digital platform access.


Table of Contents

  • Section 1 – Basic requirements of the Critical Reading component
  • Section 2 – The nature of the beast
  • Section 3 – Confronting the beast
    • Appeal to reason
    • Appeal to emotions
  • Section 4: A slightly bigger beast
    • Analogy
    • Connotative words
  • Section 5: With this one you’ll soon be taming lions
    • Developing your powers of observation
    • Context
    • Style
    • Reader address
    • Wordplay
    • Figurative language
    • Association: a key word
  • Section 6: Looking at another beast
    • Layout and design
    • Sentences and punctuation
    • Assumptions
    • Answering exam questions
  • Section 7: One more beast for now
    • Establishing a system
    • Critical Reading analysis worksheet (annotated)
    • Contrast irony and symbolism explained
    • Critical Reading analysis worksheet
    • Common features of texts
  • Section 8: Distinguishing features of individual types of texts
    • Newspaper and magazine articles (including digital)
    • Short narrative and descriptive passages
    • Advertisements
    • Web pages
    • Verse
  • Section 9: Critical Reading exam tips
    • Preparing for the examination
    • The ten commandments
    • Managing quotations
    • Tailoring quotations to fit your sentences
  • Section 10: Further practice
    • Another narrative
    • Comparing two broadsheet articles
    • A descriptive passage or vignette
    • Comparing three texts: advertisement, story and poem
    • Comparing a magazine article and a car review
    • Three more texts: two prose and a poem
  • Section 11: Past examinations
    • Four more texts: two prose and two poems
    • Notes on the 2017 English Literary Studies examination
    • Notes on the 2018 Critical Reading examination
    • Sample paper