HSC workshop – Extension 2 English: Refining, Reflecting, and Submitting
This full-day workshop is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to develop, enhance, and polish their Ext 2 English Major Works in preparation for final submission in August. Students will learn how to assess their creative works-in-progress for thematic sophistication, textual integrity, and narrative drive, as well as considering their final Reflection Statement and ensuring it meets – and then exceeds – the marking criteria.
Students will explore the editorial process and learn how to undertake a Four Stage Editing Protocol, looking at overall structure, characterisation and setting, and dramatisation and exposition. They will also examine their works in progress to assess viewpoint, perspective and time shifts, and learn how to embed literary techniques such as symbolism, motifs, metaphor, intertextuality, and foreshadowing (even retrospectively).
With five months left before Major Works are due for submission, now is the perfect time to review progress, edit for excellence, and draft reflections.
Siboney has been working with Extension 2 English students for several years. A qualified English teacher, she has a Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) from the University of Queensland, and will commence her PhD in Creative Writing through Curtin University in 2019. Siboney has worked as a writer, editor and manuscript assessor for over fifteen years.