This unit describes the skills and knowledge to interpret and critically evaluate and synthesise a range of highly complex paper based and web based text types for learning purposes.  These include intricate, dense and extended texts across a broad range of contexts including specialised contexts.  Students at this level work autonomously and use and evaluate a broad range of support resources.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - apply a repertoire of strategies to interpret and critically evaluate structurally complex texts; - assess relevance of texts to own purposes and needs; - assess the validity and credibility of paper and web based texts, integrate complex concepts across different texts; - technology skills to access and navigate web based digital text to locate and assess highly complex texts, and; - planning and organising skills to gather, select and synthesise information in texts for own specific purposes/needs by defining and reviewing own information requirements both before and during research. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ways in which language is used to make hypotheses and convey implicit meaning to influence others; - broad vocabulary including idiom, colloquialisms, and cultural references, and specialised vocabulary as appropriate, to support comprehension; - devices used by writers to convey and influence meaning and achieve purpose; - differences in presentation between paper based and web based texts, and; - register and its influence on expression and meaning in text types.

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