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ENG 12 - Extension 2 : Home

Literary Journals

Southerly -  Southerly publishes a wide range of poetry and fiction, critical essays and commentaries from writers and scholars all over Australia and New Zealand.  Some hardcopies are available in Danebank Library or via Informit Literature & Culture Collection  - log in with your State Library of NSW card and search for Southerly.

Meanjin - Known primarily as a literary magazine, Meanjin reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or the broader issues of the times. Published four times a year and online, Meanjin is one of Australia’s best, and oldest, journals of literature and ideas.  Available via  Informit Literature & Culture Collection  - log in with your State Library of NSW card and search for Meanjin.

Kill Your Darlings - (KYD) is an Australian literary magazine dedicated to arts and culture. Kill Your Darlings was established in March 2010 with a mission of "reinvigorating and re-energising this medium – to shake it up, if you like, and publish literature that bites back". It publishes new fiction and commentary, memoir, interviews and reviews. The magazine name comes from a quote regularly attributed to the American novelist William Faulkner: ‘In writing, you must kill all your darlings.’  Available via  Informit Literature & Culture Collection  - log in with your State Library of NSW card and search for Kill Your Darlings.

Using Informit Literature & Culture Collection, you can also BROWSE PUBLICATIONS.

NESA Information

English Extension 2 Marking Guidelines

* Textual integrity
* Quality of insights and concepts, developed through independent investigation, and the communication of developed ideas
* Manipulation of features that shape meaning and response and quality of engagement
Short fiction
Creative non fiction
Poetry
Critical Response
Script – short film, television and drama
Podcasts – drama, storytelling, speeches, performance poetry
Multimedia
Answers all the questions you may have regarding your Major Work!
 

eResources for English at the State Library of NSW

Extension 2

In the English Extension 2 course students are required to:

  • Complete a Major Work which involves students undertaking extensive independent investigation involving a range of complex texts during the composition process and document this in their Major Work Journal and Reflection Statement.
  • Students can choose to compose in ONE of the following forms:

* short fiction

* creative non-fiction

* poetry

* critical response

* script – short film, television, drama

* podcasts – drama, storytelling, speeches, performance poetry

* multimedia.