Language Analysis Write Up – Own choice

Select one of the three issues (one that you have not looked at in much detail yet).

Choose TWO texts: one WRITTEN PERSUASIVE text and one VISUAL TEXT and compare the two in the following task.

In a coherently constructed piece of prose, analyse how the use of argument and language in both the written and visual texts are used to attempt to position readers in particular ways.  600-700 words

You are effectively creating your own sample SAC in the style of the paper on Canvas.


1. Log in to Canvas (via internet:

2. Go to course modules section.  There should be a blue banner – choose ‘Analysing and Presenting Arguments from the list.

2. Download ‘Sample Outcome 2 Task Paper’ – this is what the exam will look like.

Language Analysis Holiday Reading Assignment

Your holiday task is outlined on the blog The Dress of Thought (link in the right side panel) which is where all our language analysis material is stored.

Allow 6 hours minimum for this task.  Do not try to cram it into the night before we return.

Searching, Locating, Cutting and Pasting: 2 hours (this time may be spread over a number of days as news emerges and opinions surface – it’s more interesting if you can follow your issue/s that interest you personally.

Reading and Thinking: 2 hours

Writing Style Guide: 2 hours (this is the tricky bit because you are synthesizing the information you have read; identifying patters in language, structure and style then converting this into a different form entirely (the style guide).  Your high level cognitive skills will be required so turn your social media off and do it properly.  This work will underpin all your argument analysis work for the whole of VCE.