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HSC Extension 2 English Workshop


Preparing, Refining, Submitting:

With a new group of students commencing their HSC year, now is the perfect time to prepare for the demands, assessments, and joys of the Extension 2 English course.

This full-day workshop examines each of the requirements of the Extension 2 English syllabus and provides a ‘plan of attack’ for ensuring students have all the information and strategies they need to create wonderful Major Works.

Elements of the Writing Process to be covered include:

  • How to choose the form, themes, and voice for your Major Work.  
  • How to approach the writing process using a systematic protocol of creation, evaluation, and revision.
  • Sophistication of ideas and execution are what score the highest bands in the HSC and this workshop shows students how to demonstrate deep engagement and create erudite work.

Key aspects of the Syllabus will be covered including:

  • Viva Voce: What is involved and how to prepare.
  • Literature Review: Why it’s important and how to do it.
  • Critique of your Creative Process: What should the critique focus on and how to write it.
  • Creative Work: How to make your writing shine.
  • Reflection Statement: Crafting reflections that justify decisions and demonstrate a clear understanding of the syllabus.

About Siboney Duff:

Siboney has worked as a freelance writer, editor, and manuscript assessor for over fifteen years. She has a deep love of the Extension 2 English course and has taught and mentored Extension 2 English students for several years. A qualified English teacher, Siboney has a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing (UQ) and is about to embark on her PhD in Creative Writing. Siboney has also been a HSC marker of both Extension 1 and Extension 2 English.

Tuesday 5 November 2019 9.30am - 2.30pm

Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Byron Bay Community Centre

69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay