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Course SummaryGain deeper insight into such topics as literary analysis, literary devices and reading strategies by reviewing the lessons found in this comprehensive study guide. This is a great resource you can refer to if you are preparing to take the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Literature exam.
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About This Course
How are text structures analyzed? What is the impact of word choice? How is an author's purpose defined? These are among the topics you can expect to explore when you use this study guide. You will find lessons addressing such topics as reading and literature strategies, the effect of structure on meaning, characterization and setting, word choice, style and tone, and literary forms. Other lessons discuss types of literary devices, literary theory, author's point of view, literary critical analysis and text connection. All of these topics are those that you would be tested on when sitting for the VCE Literature exam.
About the Exam
Students attending the 11th and 12th grades in Australia are given VCE exams to assess their understanding of specific subjects. The VCE Literature exam is a paper-based exam containing two sections that are worth 20 marks each. Section A requires that students write an extended response to one topic from given examples, and Section B requires that students interpret and write about a given passage. Students will have two hours to complete the exam and are given an additional 15 minutes for reading time. The maximum score a student can achieve on a VCE exam is 50; scores of 23-37 are mid-range scores and those of 38 or over place students in the top 15%.
VCE Literature Exam Preparation & Registration
There is no quicker or easier way to review information contained in the VCE Literature exam than referring to this study guide. Lessons provide details about literary prose and poetry terms, writing structure, plot and theme analysis, methods of characterization, importance of setting, and language patterns and analysis. You will also learn about voice and mood, literary devices such as personification and allusion, literary genres, world literature and author's style and purpose. In addition, you will review methods for interpreting and critiquing texts and comparing ideas and concepts in two or more texts. Lessons use video and text formats and can be accessed 24/7 from any device. Quizzes in each lessons allow you to self-assess your understanding and level of knowledge and help you determine if you are ready to take the VCE Literary exam.
The VCE Literature, as with all other VCE exams, are automatically administered to 11th and 12th grade students on a yearly basis, so there is no registration process involved. The date and time of the exam are determined by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
The VCE Literature exam is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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