Research Folio- Task 9

To confirm, all I need for the research folio element of the current task is:


  • A log of EVERY website you visited and used in the production of your multimodal presentation
  • For EACH website, you need to write a short paragraph summary of the website which includes a description of its contents, the type of website it is (advertising, government, travel guide, social media etc.)
  • For EACH website, you need to write what information you used from the website.
  • Finally, for EACH website, you need to EVALUATE it and say WHY it was useful.

This can be sent as a Word document and uploaded to SEQTA in the usual manner. How you set it out is entirely up to you.

Hope this helps.


Also… to confirm… ALL work needs to be submitted to me by the 15th November AT THE VERY LATEST.

Task 9- Suggested Content for your MultiModal Presentation



Here is a suggested structure/content for your multimodal presentation:

  1. Once you decided on your specific location, you will need to check the Australian Government’s Foreign Affairs and Trade website. This can be found at This website contains general information about travelling safely, but it also contains information specific to various locations around the world. I would expect you to have explored this website and referred to it in your presentation.
  2. Find out where the Australian Embassy is located and include this in your presentation. Young travellers will need to know where they can access consular assistance. I think this information is really important.
  3. Research the cost of living in your specific destination. How much spending money will your young traveller need to do the things they need to do? What is the cost of living? How much might food cost each day? How much do any of the attractions cost to enter?
  4. Research the cost of accommodation. Are you giving advice for a young person on a budget? Would they be looking for backpacking accommodation or is your young person fairly affluent and would be able to afford more expensive accommodation? Is your presentation directed at a wide demographic or a specific one?
  5. What are the must-see places in your chosen location? What are the places people MUST see? How long does it take to get there? Cost of public transport to get there? How much does a cab cost? Are there buses that run there?

Remember that you need to keep a record of ALL the websites you use in compiling your multimodal presentation. For EACH website you use, you need to summarise the content of it and state whether it was useful, really useful, essential or not useful and why.

Task 9- Task Sheet and Information

Task 9 English General


Please note the link to the task sheet above. I will also provide you with a physical copy in class this week.


Please note the following information:


  • You are compiling (putting together) a folio of information for a YOUNG TRAVELLER. Remember… this is your AUDIENCE.
  • You will need to research a SPECIFIC TRAVEL DESTINATION and explore a range of travel guides, blogs, advice columns and summarise each source you use.
  • Once you have completed your research, you’ll need to produce a multimodal YOUNG TRAVELLER’S GUIDE for a young person travelling to that destination. This is your PURPOSE.
  • The CONTEXT is that you’re a young traveller advising other young travellers. You’re writing from an Australian context as well.


We’ll go through this is in class.



Task 8 Preparation- Note-making, structure and exemplar responses.

Please use the framework below to guide your preparation for this assessment. The task sheet is available to download in a previous blog post.


You will need to make notes on EACH of the videos which are linked on the task sheet.

Your notes will need to be on:


  • Context, Audience and Purpose.
  • Summary of the content of each text- What is each text about?
  • How the text uses written and visual conventions to persuade the viewer to agree with the views promoted by each text.
  • SWAT analysis and how language is used to encourage a specific response.


Then, on Thursday, we will write a written response to 2-3 texts of your choice using the following structure:


1. Introduction- Describe the issue generally. Mention the program’s title, it’s director and/or the journalist’s contention.

e.g. The ‘A Current Affair’ program on Channel 9, is hosted by Tracey Grimshaw. Ben Fordham reported on the considerable controversy over the use of 1080 fox bait to control Victoria’s fox population. In this episode the journalist stated that ‘They’re pests but cruelty is inexcusable.’ The reporter/journalist  puts forward a logical and, at times, emotive argument about how cruel and inhumane the use of this bait is.


2. Two body paragraphs-Identify a persuasive technique, Give examples of how it is used in the television episode and then explain how it makes the reader feel and builds support for the reporter’s argument.

e.g. The report from the long-time current events program, ‘A Current Affair’, presents a look at the pros and cons of the rental market in Australia. The different programs present both perspectives of the rental market; attacking the inappropriate behaviour of ruthless landlords as well as looking at the ugly result of bad tenants. The television program, from Channel 9, is a well-known, long running Australian current events program and is often the focus of criticism from viewers because of its invasive pursuit for a story.

e.g. Connotations or suggestions are immediate with the title of the story ‘Home wrecker’ an immediate establishment of negativity of the report. The angry tone continues throughout the program. Negative connotations from the presenter are also immediate as she continues with ‘senseless act of betrayal’ and ‘trashed a perfectly good home’. But when ‘The devastated owners confront the tenants from hell’ the story continues a visual downward spiral.


3. Conclusion- Summarise the main techniques that the reporter has used to persuade the viewer.


Task 8 Preparation and Timeline

Task 8 Year 11 English General 2019

We will complete Task 8 in class in WEEK ONE of TERM FOUR. The task sheet and marking key are above.

Here are the resources you will need to view in order to complete the assessment. We will, of course, look at these in class and analyse them together.

Bad Landlords

·       “Don’t Rent Me” (Today Tonight)

·       “Tenant’s Contract Nightmare” (Today Tonight)

Bad Tenants

·       “Tenants from Hell Destroy Home” (A Current Affair)

·       “Serial Tenants” (Today Tonight)

1st March 2013

Bad Neighbours

·       “Dirty neighbor” (A Current Affair)

·       TenancyWA website

·       “Renting a home in Western Australia – a tenant’s guide”, Government of Western Australia Department of Commerce Consumer Protection

A REALLY REALLY Simple Structure for a Feature Article

Right… this post should make writing a feature article a fairly straightforward process. Use the annotated feature article we looked at earlier in the term and follow the simple structure it uses if that helps.

Use this as a checklist once you’ve completed your first draft.

  1. Decide your context, audience and purpose. You should’ve done this yesterday. You need to be clear WHO your writing to (Who is your target AUDIENCE?), What the CONTEXT of your article is (Are you writing generally about the workplace or a specific one?) and what the PURPOSE of the feature article is. What is your central message?
  2. Construct an eye-catching headline that attracts the attention of the reader. An effective headline should introduce the reader to the topic of the feature article without going too much away.
  3. Have you chosen an eye-catching image which helps the reader to better understand what the feature article is about?
  4. Opening paragraph should give some background information and context.
  5. What facts and statistics are you going to include? This would be a good place to put them.
  6. How about some expert quotations? Can you find any direct quotations which might help to support your main idea? I’d put them here.
  7. Develop the main point of your feature article. Remember that your feature article needs to ENTERTAIN, PERSUADE and INFORM.
  8. Conclusion- bring your reader back to the main idea. What do you want your reader to DO as a result of reading your feature article?


Have you?

Written an eye-catching headline?

Included an eye-catching image?

Used facts and statistics to support the main idea of the feature article?

Included your own opinion to develop the main idea?

Used language in a way that is entertaining and engaging?

Provided any contextual information which might help the reader to understand the purpose of the feature article?

Task 5 Preparation

Please read the feature article below and make notes on the questions that follow.


Feature Article on Gun Control


This is a feature article (taken from the ABC News website) on the current debate in America regarding gun control.

You will need to read it carefully and make notes on:

  • Context of the article
  • Intended audience
  • Purpose of the article
  • How the headline and sub-headline invite a specific response from the reader, how it sets the tone of the article and what information it contains
  • How the feature article uses fact and opinion- give at least three examples of each and how they ‘work’
  • How the feature article attempts to persuade the reader to agree with the purpose of the text
  • Your opinion as to whether the feature article is successful in promoting its ideas

This is preparation for your assessment next week. I expect you to be thorough in your note-making.

Feature Article- Modelled Annotations

Please use this modelled example of how to annotate a feature article. It’s really important that you use this as a framework for your own annotations.

In this annotated example, please note:

  • How I’ve explored the importance of the headline and how it sets the tone.
  • Specific language features- alliteration, emotive language, verbs, repetition.
  • The structure of the article and how it starts with facts, then moves onto an emotive story before offering the reader a solution.
  • How we can identify context, audience and purpose.
  • The use of facts to support the central argument.

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