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This section will help you when you are undertaking assignment and research work for your subject.
English (OP), English Communication and English extension (OP year 12 only) are the subjects taught at the College.
Choose the tab with your year level and the drop down menu on that tab will list the assignments.
The assignment pages will list:
- a brief overview of the assignment,
- useful Dewey numbers,
- relevant SPC library resources and
- electronic database resources
which you will find most useful in completing this assignment.
General English podcast resources
Awaye! (Listen Up!) podcast
Awaye! (Listen Up!) is where you'll find the latest news of Indigenous arts and culture. Music, storytelling, writing, drama, dance, visual arts, as well as commentary and discussion. Awaye! tackles topics concerning Aboriginal Australians but you'll also find Indigenous culture being discussed in many other programs and subject areas, such as education, history, health, environment, community and society and the arts.
BooksPlus is the one-stop destination for bibliophiles, a digest of the week’s best interviews about books and writing across ABC RN.
Lingua Franca podcast
Lingua Franca, presented by Richard Buckham, looks at all aspects of language: language old, modern, and even invented. Through interviews and prepared talks, the program features experts who analyse a single topic of interest to users and lovers of language. Examples of the sort of linguistic territory they traverse are: bi-lingual education, ebonics, the language of pornography, and the political use of words. Lingua Franca is published every Saturday.
A word in your ear with Professor Roley Sussex
Each week, Professor Roly Sussex's language segment with 612 ABC Brisbane's Kelly Higgins-Devine is available as a podcast. To subscribe, paste this link: http://www.abc.net.au/local/podcasts/inyourear.xml into your podcasting application or visit our website.
RTÉ - Arts Tonight Podcast
These podcasts takes a different approach to the arts with a series of one-hour specials, in-depth one-on-one interviews and panel discussions on literary Ireland
The Guardian Books Podcast
Podcasts available free covering books and authors featured the "The Guardian" newspaper.
Slate's Audio Book Club
Slate is an American daily magazine on the Web. Founded in 1996, we are a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Slate's strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. The site, which is owned by Graham Holdings Company, does not charge for access and is supported by advertising revenues.
English apps and websites
Grammarly improves communication among the world’s 2+ billion native and non-native English writers. Our flagship product, the Grammarly® Editor, corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage and provides citation suggestions. More than 4 million registered users worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 600 leading universities and corporations. Grammarly is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco and Kyiv.
Literary Analysis Guide
by Mark Patrick Media LLC © Gatsby's Light Publications 2010.
Literary Analysis Guide is a reference tool for students of literature, rhetoric, and writing. The elements of literature are arranged around three clickable interface wheels. Touch any term on the wheels for a detailed definition, examples from literature, questions to ask, and an example essay paragraph which analyzes that term. Students can also reference an illustrated version of each analysis paragraph which highlights the topic sentence, textual evidence, and analysis portions of text.
Instant Grammar Checker
Grammarly's grammar checker is free.
The 10 commandments of grammar lovers
Grammar gets a bad rap even without the help of the vigilantes who use it to take the moral high ground. So when a few haters decide to reduce learners, those who make grammatical mistakes, and even old-school grammar pedants to lifeless sea scum, it doesn’t do grammar any favors.