And if you want feedback on an analytical commentary or essay, post it here! — *Prescriptivists would say that I was wrong, here, because I used as an adjective (“a fun activity”), when historically it’s been a noun (“a lot of fun”).
But it’s a stretch to say that what I said was bad or wrong – always err on the side of interest rather than judgement.
Students undertaking VCE History (Revolutions) complete five assessment tasks for the year.
The first four of these tasks are assessed by their teacher during the school year.
Teachers provide students with sources, questions and guidelines for this analysis.
This SAC will test student understanding of the relevant Area of Study, their ability to extract information from primary sources, their ability to position sources in the context of the revolution and their skill at communicating historical conclusions in writing. For this SAC students are required to study, interpret, compare and evaluate different views of the revolution.Sample Text 3 is a written transcript of a spoken conversation between Catherine (C) and Anita (A).C is selling books to A at a book stall in a local writers’ festival. According to page 5 of VCAA’s exam specifications: So that’s pretty nifty – it means that you can adequately prepare! , VCAA has already given us the question – and that’s something that’s often overlooked.Again, teachers will provide students with sources, questions and specific guidelines for this task. This SAC requires students to write and submit a formal essay.Students will need to use appropriate structure, such as an introduction, paragraphing, signposting or topic sentences and a conclusion.The teacher is responsible for selecting, designing, writing and marking SACs.He or she must ensure that the SACs students submit are their own work, free of plagiarism, assistance or collaboration with other students.During the course students will examine and discuss different historians and the conclusions and arguments they have formed about the revolution.This SAC will test student understanding of the relevant Area of Study and different historical interpretations of it.