Today we watched the following two advertisements and began making observations for the analysis task. Transcripts for the ads are here and here. For homework you need to complete the "Observe" section of the chart. You can do it on your own or add to the spreadsheet linked here and pictured below (please don't delete other people's work!). Remember that you are simply listing examples of the language you hear. Try to avoid describing the language: just write specific examples initially.
Group analysis chart
The chart below is for the whole class to add their observations to. You can add to it here. Please remember that anything you delete or change will be permanently altered so please be careful what you edit!
Week 4 Monday Homework: Watch the video below in preparation for the analysis we will do in class on Thursday. The task you will do for assessment is here.
I adapted the following very helpful tips from this website.
A memoir is a reflection on a memory. The writer tries to capture the “true essence” of the memory by bringing meaning to the memory. A memoir does not only recount an episode or a memory, but also the memoir reveals the person.
For example, a personal narrative may recount a first bike ride, or a trip to the beach. But in a memoir, the purpose of the story is to reveal something enduring about oneself. As the writer, you are searching for the truth and significance of the story.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
Write down “stand-out moments.” What moments in your life do you remember as being important, or happy, or sad? Think about some of these “defining moments” in life…some may include:
How to get beyond 'what happened':
Term two is all about telling your story. It's about presenting that special "you-ness" in a variety of ways and in such a way that someone may even be interested enough to hire you. Have a look at the term plan (under term 2) and start working on rough drafts for each task.