All posts by Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

3.5 Propaganda Speech

Present a speech to the class using devices and techniques of propaganda to advance a strong view.

Linguistic Techniques of Propaganda

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell

Donald Trump Campaign Speech. 15 Logical Fallacies in 3 Minutes

A shared whiteboard where the class records examples of a range of logical fallacies

Nineteen Eighty Four – Preparing for “Feature Article” Assessment

Guidance supporting preparation of a critical review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four that is supported by assessment by New Zealand’s NCEA framework. NCEA English 3.4 AS91475

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Exploring the Text

How does Nineteen Eighty-Four help us to define the genre “Dystpian Literary Fiction”?

The Death of Truth

These are the articles I read to the class about some of the historical antecedents to Nineteen Eighty-Four

Literary Theories: Feminism

An introduction to feminist criticism including a starting sample of ‘what feminist literary critics do’

Literary Theories: Marxism

An introduction to Marxist criticism including a starting sample of ‘what Marxist literary critics do’

Nineteen Eighty-Four: An Historical Context

Fragments of historical information to put into context the social/historical norms at the time George Orwell wrote “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

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