But what actually is it, and how do you actually write it? According to VCAA, the analytical commentary should include some sort of description of “contextual factors affecting/surrounding the text”, and also “social purpose and register of the text”. Social purpose and register (basically the formality of the text) are also needed.
But like, what does all of that mumbo jumbo actually mean? And this is important, because contextual information can definitely, absolutely affect language choices.
The four SACs students must complete are: A historical inquiry.
For this SAC students investigate an aspect of one of your revolutions, such as a leader, a group, an event or an issue.
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.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. In fact, that’s basically the crux of the introduction. I find that articles like this tend to be most useful with actual examples. What better place for introductory information like this than the introduction? You may even like to make a mental list of features to look for: mode, function, social purpose, register and so on – and then make sure you hit each of these when writing the introduction.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.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.These tasks are referred to as school-assessed coursework, or SACs.All four SACs must be completed at school, in class time and under the supervision of your teacher.