ENGL001 – LITERACY PREPARATION FOR TEACHERS (HSC BAND 4) UNIT COORDINATOR: LISA WARD ASSIGNMENT ONE COMPLETED BY JULIE PAPPS STUDENT NUMBER: 220076557
TEXT 1: LIBRARY VODCAST SERIES: ASSOCIATING YOUR STUDENT CARD.The text in this film is presented as a short online instructional video. The medium of productionfor this text involves film, and the information displayed demonstrates non-written factual text.The text in the film corresponds with the procedure style of text, and the content forms a simpleinstructional presentation. Throughout the video the presenters identify the statement ofobjective, the essential items required and the sequence of events. The video is a verbal form ofcommunication that presents factual information to an audience and involves questions betweenthe interviewer and interviewee. The film shows characteristics of both the presentation and theinterview type of report. The facts are explained using present tense, and the language usedthroughout the film is subjective language, since the presenters use the word ‘you’ throughoutthe video. The word ‘you’ is a second person address that illustrates the presenters are trying tocreate a connection with the audience. They also demonstrate informal language throughout thefilm with the use of colloquialisms, contractions and improper words. In addition, simplesentences are used throughout the text, with some sentences being incomplete due tointerruptions from the other presenter.
TEXT 2: WRITING AN ESSAYThe focus of this text is to present a logical well sequenced and factual document for students inthe form of a short self help guide. The medium of production used for this text is print, and theinformation throughout the document is clearly factual. The document fits within two text types.Firstly being the procedure text type, as the report focuses on what the student needs to do, andwhen and how they need to do it. Secondly the document fits the explanation text type. This isbecause the document fully explains each step required, it includes a topic sentence thatidentifies what the document is about, and includes supporting sentences that explain how towrite an essay. Throughout the document subjective language is used in the form of secondperson address by using the word ‘you’, this helps to form a connection with the audience. Eventhough the report uses subjective language, the document does not use informal language at anystage. The text consists of accurate grammar, correct spelling, serious tone and logicalconnections between sentences, which meets all requirements of formal language. The documentalso consists of simple, compound and complex sentences, and uses correct punctuation; such as,commas, colons and semicolons.