Literature Text Resources

Our English Text Resources have been prepared by experienced senior VCE English teachers who have studied and taught these texts for many years.

  • Our Text Summary Notes delve into the heart of the text by detailing the key areas of the text. Our Text Study Maps are for VCE English produced only by TSSM. Our Teach Yourself Video Series are an exciting new product which is in video format.
  • Rather than just summarising the key ideas of each text into notes (which we have also done), we have gone two steps further to create a learning aid for more visual learners. The Text Study Maps are an A2 size concept map poster for Text List 1 and A1 size for Text List 2 while the Teach Yourself Video Series are 120 to 180 minute video tutorials, thoroughly teaching, reviewing and explaining each text.

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  • each topic's video tutorial is an engaging detailed consolidation of the text prepared and presented by an experienced VCE teacher who is a VCAA assessor
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A Room of Ones Own - Summary Notes

The summary notes for A Room of One’s Own cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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A Room of Ones Own - Study Map*

The study map for A Room of One’s Own is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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A Taste of Honey - Summary Notes

The summary notes for A Taste of Honey cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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A Taste of Honey - Study Map*

The study map for A Taste of Honey is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Ariel - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Ariel cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Ariel - Study Map*

The study map for Ariel is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Art - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Art cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Art - Study Map*

The study map for Art is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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As I Lay Dying - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for As I Lay Dying cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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As I Lay Dying - Study Map*

The study map for Northanger Abbey is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Carpentaria - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Carpentaria cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Carpentaria - Study Map*

The study map for Carpentaria is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Dracula - Study Map*

The study map for Dracula is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Dracula - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for Dracula cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Desdemona - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Desdemona cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Desdemona - Study Map*

The study map for Desdemona is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Foreign Soil - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Foreign Soil cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Foreign Soil - Study Map*

The study map for Foreign Soil is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Hippolytus - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Hippolytus cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Hippolytus - Study Map*

The study map for Hippolytus is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Northanger Abbey - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Northanger Abbey cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Northanger Abbey - Study Map*

The study map for Northanger Abbey is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Only the Animals - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Only the Animals cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Only the Animals - Study Map*

The study map for Only the Animals is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Othello - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Othello cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Othello - Study Map*

The study map for Othello is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Picnic at Hanging Rock - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Picnic at Hanging Rock cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Picnic at Hanging Rock - Study Map*

The study map for Picnic at Hanging Rock is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney - Study Map*

The study map for Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Selected Poems - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Selected Poems cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Selected Poems - Study Map*

The study map for Selected Poems is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Smoke Encrypted Whispers - Summary Notes

The summary notes for Smoke Encrypted Whispers cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Smoke Encrypted Whispers - Study Map*

The study map for Smoke Encrypted Whispers is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Complete Poems - Summary Notes

The summary notes for The Complete Poems cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Complete Poems - Study Map*

The study map for The Complete Poems is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Fire Next Time - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for The Fire Next Time cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Fire Next Time - Study Map*

The study map for The Fire Next Time is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Remains of Day - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for The Remains of Day cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Remains of the Day - Study Map*

The study map for The Remains Of Day is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Winter's Tale - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for The Winter's Tale cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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The Winter's Tale - Study Map*

The study map for The Winter's Tale is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Uncle Vanya - Summary Notes*

The summary notes for Uncle Vanya cover the following key aspects from the text in detail; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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Uncle Vanya - Study Map*

The study map for Uncle Vanya is a visual representation of all key aspects of the text including; Author Notes; Form and Convention; Context; Views and Values; Plot Summary; Character Profiles; Themes and Issues; Literary Perspectives; Close Passage Analysis; The effects of nuances of language; Characterisation, imagery, style, point of view and structure; Developing an Interpretation; Important Quotations; Covers Section A and B; and Final Examination Advice.


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