Friday, 14 March 2014

Lesson Summary (14 March '14)

Point Audience Context Culture

Angles - Looking down vs Looking up
- Looking down on someone conveys a sense of power
- Looking up at a person or object can make us feel vulnerable.


NDP poster
- Long shot - shows more details of the back ground
- Focus on the people in Singapore


Election poster in 2006
- Close up shot of Lee Hsieng Leong
- Focus on voting him

5 elements of Visual Text

1. Images
2. Colour
3. Words
4. Typographical features - type of font, font size
5. Layout - Spatial arrangement

Concept of an idea
Symbol or an Icon

Words (titles, headlines, captions)
Words that are used by everyday people, so that it is easily recognizable. 

Title - Main topic of the poster
Headline - The main message of the poster
Captions - Usually found under photographs or images.

Typographical Features (Font Type and Size)
Some letters are capitalized to emphasize the word.
It acts as a guide for the readers.
Readers are attracted to large words and brightly colored words.

The placement of texts can influence the meaning of the visual texts.

Types of placement 
- Top/bottom - texts are attractive with the heading to convey its main message.
- Left/right - contains information about the poster.

Homework: Comprehension Homework
                   Essay to be completed by tonight

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lesson Summary (11th March '14)

Essay Structure

Introductory Paragraph
- Hook
   - Famous Quotes from a Famous person
   - Questions
   - Declarative
   - Historical Review
   - Anecdotal (Little Story)
   - Surprising Statement
- Lead in
- Thesis Statement

2nd Paragraph
-Topic Sentence
- Example/ Elaboration
- Evidence/ Explanation
- Link -> Thesis statement

3rd Paragraph
-Topic Sentence
- Example/ Elaboration
- Evidence/ Explanation
- Link -> Thesis statement

4th Paragraph
-Topic Sentence
- Example/ Elaboration
- Evidence/ Explanation
- Link -> Thesis statement

Last Paragraph (Conclusion)
- Restate Thesis Statement
- Summarise 3 points
- State your stand, Question the reader, Suggestion/ Recommendation

Why is the Thesis Statement important ?
It is like a guide for the reader, informing them what the essay is about.

Use these words in your thesis statement:
- Because
- Since
- So
- Although
- Unless

Visual Text Comprehension Slides 

Homework : Complete the essay
                     Log into Scholastic and complete the 2nd worksheet.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Weekend Expository Essay Homework

'The prevalent use of technology today has resulted in an increasingly dehumanised society.' What are your views? 

1) Plan your essay in the template provided.
2) Type out your essay. 
3) Send to Grammarly for grammar check. 
4) Final review before submission on Shared Doc : S307/308 Technology Essay 2

5) Due on Monday (10 March 2014) @ 0800.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Lesson summary (5 March)

Author's Purpose :
Raise Awareness( to inform )

Complete the Read Theory Worksheet
File all the english worksheets.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Francis' Journal

Q7: Imagine a friend of yours is considering whether to take steroids. What would you tell that friend to persuade him or her not to do that?

I would tell him the bad things about steroids as it is harmful to most people. Firstly, steroids can shorten your life span as it makes you grow faster and grow old quicker. For example, in the recent studies in NSW, researchers have found out that steroid abusers die in their 20s and 30s. The people who abused steroids have overdeveloped muscles. Secondly, steroids might trigger mood swings and abusers would get angry more often, and its easier to develop suicidal thoughts. Thirdly, taking steroids will have liver damage and adrenal exhaustion.