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Text Analysis and Essay Writing

Professional Development Hours: 4

***This PD will be recorded and available after the event.***

Date: Monday, 24th and Tuesday 25th July, 2023

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm AEST (Please note this is Melbourne standard time)


  • Non-Member: $140
  • LDA Member: $100
  • LDA Student Member: $80

This webinar will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts.
It will also showcase successful essay writing strategies that students can employ to organise their
ideas and develop a written argument that unpacks how quotations support techniques, how techniques
develop themes and how themes position readers.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be informed about:
• Text analysis
• Identification of themes / values / attitudes / representations etc
• Techniques used for analysis (plot, language, characterisation, point of view & setting)
• Structure of the essay (general paragraph structure as well as sentence structure)
• Vocabulary for writing a successful essay
Participants will have the opportunity to analyse a text and work towards writing an exemplary essay to
illustrate the processes of text analysis and essay writing.

Jenny Baker

Jenny is the founder of Fremantle Speech Pathology Services, a large private practice in WA. She holds a “Support and Development” role for over 35 Speech Pathologists who are all equipped to assess and treat children with Specific Learning Disorders and Developmental Language Disorders.

Jenny has such a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge regarding written language; she is
committed to employing highly explicit and evidence-based teaching strategies to ensure that workshop
participants have their learning goals met.

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