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ConFinCMC

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How to Revise Knowledge of Metalanguage.
« on: September 09, 2020, 06:52:54 pm »
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I feel that my biggest flaw when it comes to English Language is trying to revise my knowledge on Metalanguage. Do any current or past student have any tips on how I can get better at my knowledge of Metalanguage? Remembering things like Syntactic Features, Lexical Features, when to talk about Cohesion and Coherence, etc.
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Re: How to Revise Knowledge of Metalanguage.
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 03:28:55 pm »
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Writing down the definitions and then making/finding some examples on the internet for each metalanguage term is a good way to start- the Connect Education Metalanguage Bank is really useful for that.

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Re: How to Revise Knowledge of Metalanguage.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 12:47:13 pm »
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Hi.
I feel that my biggest flaw when it comes to English Language is trying to revise my knowledge on Metalanguage. Do any current or past student have any tips on how I can get better at my knowledge of Metalanguage? Remembering things like Syntactic Features, Lexical Features, when to talk about Cohesion and Coherence, etc.

Hello ConFin,
A past recipient of a 50 study score in english language goes into this in length in this post: https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=159160.0
Best of luck :)
Corey

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Re: How to Revise Knowledge of Metalanguage.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 02:50:52 pm »
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Practising writing analytical commentaries really does force you to recall your mental metalanguage bank!

If there's some term you can't recall, don't panic. You can analyse a text with a glossary if that's more comfortable at the moment. Just make sure to write down the ones you struggled to use or remember off the top of your head. Have a book, sheet or document where you can record the ones you had trouble with.

This guide may help as an intro: https://atarnotes.com/analytical-commentary/

You can literally take nearly anything that's spoken or written to practice writing some.

Make sure you seek feedback if possible; if not look at examiner reports for past exams and see how VCAA critiques them.

VCAA does have a marking rubric uploaded to their site from March 2016:
Eng Lang Criteria

These links might help you see how the analysing process works:
Analytical Commentary of Language
Sample AC being unpacked



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