Year 10 English Holiday Course

Essential skills in 2 days

Sharpen your writing skills

Learn how to structure and write an essay step-by-step in the Matrix English Holiday Course. Develop your technique and skills by learning about various text types and their characteristic features.

 

Not just theory

Essay writing experience

Gain practical experience and receive helpful feedback from experienced teachers. During the condensed 2 day holiday program, learn to compose strong responses to English questions.

 

No more guesswork

Confidence

Apply your new English skills in school writing tasks. Develop confidence studying a range of topics and text types throughout the year!

 

Year 10 English Holiday Program

Learn essential skills in 2 days

 

Day 1

The Fundamentals of Creative Writing

Day 2

Creative Writing

Day 1

Writing About Prose

Day 2

Essay Workshop

Day 1

Writing About Poetry

Day 2

Essay Writing

Day 1

Writing About Film

Day 2

Essay Writing

Year 10 English Holiday Course Outline

Gain critical writing and analytical skills for exam success

 

Day 1

The Fundamentals of Creative Writing


  • How stories work – what makes for a strong narrative structure.
  • Understand the different methods for building characterisation.
  • The expectations of genre and how genre can influence stories.

Day 2

Creative Writing


  • Creative writing in practice!
  • How to respond to a stimulus in a sophisticated way.
  • Build characters and learn how to engage your reader.
  • How to include figurative language into your stories.
  • How to avoid cliché.

Day 1

Writing About Prose


  • How to identify and analyse techniques used in prose such as irony, motif, imagery and contrast.
  • Strategies to identify key information in questions.
  • How to a plan a logical essay.
  • How to incorporate techniques in order to justify an argument.

Day 2

Essay Workshop


  • How to plan and structure a logical argument.
  • How to incorporate examples and techniques in order to justify an argument.
  • How to edit work effectively – the final improvements to gain extra marks!

Day 1

Writing About Poetry


  • How to identify and analyse techniques unique to poetry such as form, rhyme and enjambment.
  • How to use critical reading strategies to identify key information.
  • How to evaluate author’s purpose, audience, attitude, argument within the poetry text type.

Day 2

Essay Writing


  • How to plan and structure a logical argument.
  • How to incorporate examples and techniques in order to justify an argument.
  • How to edit work effectively – the final improvements to gain extra marks!

Day 1

Writing About Film


  • The different forms of film – how a particular genre carries with it unique techniques.
  • How to identify and analyse the techniques unique to film such as camera angles, movement, colour and light.
  • How to use critical reading strategies to identify key information.
  • How to evaluate an author’s purpose, audience, and attitude.

Day 2

Essay Writing


  • How to plan and structure a logical argument.
  • How to incorporate examples and techniques in order to justify an argument.
  • How to edit work effectively – the final improvements to gain extra marks

Lesson Breakdown

2 lessons over 2 days

 

10 mins

Introduction

Overview of lesson

Objectives and outcomes of each lesson are explained

100 mins

Theory Lesson

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key concepts which are reinforced by completing essay based questions.

15 mins

Review

Key concepts are reinforced

Students are encouraged to ask questions to clarify their understanding.

Face paced and in-depth learning

Epping

20 January – 21 January 2018

Time: 10am – 12pm

Hurstville

20 January – 21 January 2018

Time: 10am – 12pm

Strathfield

20 January – 21 January 2018

Time: 10am – 12pm

Year 10 English Holiday Course Pricing

 

$99.00
(inc GST)
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Year 10 English Holiday Course includes:

 

Classes taught by inspirational teachers

2 engaging theory lessons

Detailed Theory Book

Dedicated customer service support

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How is Matrix different?

 


    Matrix Others

Program

Matrix

Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week.

Others

Most private tutors and other tuition centres do not follow a set structure; rather they have an ad-hoc approach without considering timing and outcomes.

Teachers

Matrix

Vast classroom teaching experience, HSC and/or university teaching experience with an ability to explain concepts clearly.

Others

Have little or no actual teaching experience, cannot explain difficult concepts in a manner that students can understand.

Resources

Matrix

A full set of resources written by academics and education researchers. Online access to Supplementary exam papers / texts with top responses.

Others

Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.

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