the herald sun, nine live and all that jazz has to bring in extra ambos, police, riot squad, bouncers when 1D come to town…
they’re actually kicking kids off the premises if you attempt to camp there.
I’m not hating, I’m just saying…
THEY’RE SLOGAN IS AN ELEPHANT!!!!! WOOO
(Note: the whistle and Frank Texting Bit Plz)
John Sherffius (10/06/2011)
This is my draft.
This unit is for motivated students who have shown ability to work productivly on their own without close class enviroment supervision. People applying should discuss this application with a teacher first.
In many instances, this class should be carried out under another class’ sub-heading, like English, Maths, Science, History and Digital Media classes. If you’re topic falls under that, it is wise to see that topic head, to find out if OT_1 (Intensive Code) *Other, is actually being studied in 2012.
To be considered, this form needs to be stapled and completed in full to the back of the 2012 subject selection form.
Please attach other pages if necessary.
- What do you want to do in this class?
I have always enjoyed watching comedy and sketch shows on the television, as well as soaps and the like. I have always thought ‘Oh, that is a RUBBISH plot, why can’t they write about more interesting things?’ I have always enjoyed writing, and especially writing little plot and half episodes of TV shows, and I have always wanted to write a full TV show.
- What would be produced in the end?
A manuscript of some sort, or an un-published guide to teenage life, a collection of short stories, a TV or radio drama script. Some kind of literature that would have a distinct theme, like fantasy or sitcom, and comedy.
- Why do you want to do this instead of an optional unit?
From experience, optional units only teach you the basics. Metalwork only teaches you to pop-rivet things. Cooking teaches you how to cook, but doesn’t tell you where the ingredients come from. The closest my English classes have come to writing a TV Drama is creative writing, that’s predefined, like a NAPLAN test. It’s prompted. It does not allow one’s self to actually use really good imagination. Example: ‘One day I was on the oval and… there was an alien and we traveled the universe and he was Dr. who and then I turned into a chameleon… the end.’This would be due in some unkind manor, like three classes, where you want to write a novel set in a jail where there is these two evil guards who like you for some unknown reason and it’s revealled in an hour how you are somehow related to the guard you got told was a sadist.
Back to topic, electives have people you don’t like in them, like having a collection of daft fools in the class yelling out random rabble that doesn’t relate to the subject, or you are in the class with your best buddies in the whole wide world and are the ones keeping everyone else in at lunchtime because you were talking. With this project, it’s more or less a bit like Enquiry, but without the Eco Notebook and the seven million questions to answer to get to one answer: I’m tall, sarcastic and want to become a writer when I grow up. It’s YOUR project, not your best friends, and you don’t have to share it.. until presentation night. You get shoved out of the ‘normal’ classroom environment where YOU are the teacher, YOU are the head of the topic and YOU make the rules. You set the deadlines.. You are the boss, reporting to someone a bit more important to you..
- Where do you expect to do most of your work?
A flat surface, or do you mean in a classroom or outside? Somewhere with a desk, a heater/cooler, internet access, inside, maybe even outside. Somewhere where you don’t get heckled by useless people who just say ‘HI!!!’ all the time.. Maybe in a classroom with an English teacher and a class that’s really interesting.
- What resources will you need to complete your work?
If I write a TV script, I will need a target audience, or a class of year 7’s. I may need a voice recorder, music (on an iPod) an unblocked communication feed (which may or may not go down well, as I may be the only one who can use them productively..) or unblocked Internet, (used for good not evil- I need to contact other writers) some books on creative writing, an English teacher and books that study modern England, but mostly books on English Dialects and Cultures.And no distractions.
- The biggest problems in tackling this project are…
Inspiration strikes in the middle of a test, inspiration disapearing mysteriously without a trace, boredom, year ten homework duties, family arrangements, my immune system, distractions, relationships gained throught year ten, distractions, idiotic people, flat laptop batteries, copyright, RSI injuries, it can cost a bit, an English Teacher to help me and who also doesn’t judge, and supervision.