Analysing and Presenting Argument

Fifth Edition

Ryan Johnstone

Analysing and Presenting Argument

Fifth Edition

Ryan Johnstone




Paperback + obook


11 Nov 2019




Oxford VCE English

$35.95 AUD

$40.99 NZD

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Category award winner at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2020.

Analysing and Presenting Argument 5e is the latest edition of this highly acclaimed resource, first published over 10 years ago. Offering complete coverage of Area of Study 2 for the Senior Victorian English Study Design, this write-in textbook/workbook enables students of all abilities to practise constructing persuasive arguments and analysing verbal and non-verbal texts.

The latest edition is laid out in clear topics, each with plenty of engaging tasks that allow students to test comprehension, consolidate learning and practise handwriting – skills vital to success in the external examination. Tables and diagrams offer structure, and the on-page glossary provides clear and accessible explanations of key terms and concepts, including metalanguage.

Key Features: 

  • Hybrid textbook/workbook with up-to-date and topical media extracts and texts for complete alignment to Area of Study 2 of the Study Design
  • An entire chapter dedicated to examination preparation with write-in templates and practice examination tasks
  • Written by well-known and highly esteemed author Ryan Johnstone, Senior English Teacher and Acting Head of English at Scotch College in Melbourne
  • Printable and editable online resources, including templates, annotated sample essays and practice exams
  • Examples and tasks of increasing complexity that progressively develop students’ ability to analyse and construct persuasive texts


Ryan Johnstone, Acting Head of English, Scotch College Melbourne.

Ryan Johnstone has taught Senior English and Literature to students in several government and independent schools in Perth, London and Melbourne. He has produced a range of English resources for Oxford University Press, including Using Language to Persuade and Oxford Year 10 English. Ryan has lectured extensively for Oxford University Press and Victorian Association for  the Teaching of English, and at a range of Victorian schools, on improving educational outcomes in the middle years and achieving VCE success. Ryan is currently the Acting Head of English at Scotch College in Melbourne.

Student Resources

  • Clear and engaging content with up-to-date, relevant and engaging real-world media texts are used throughout the book. The toolkit consolidates learning and provides comprehension practice.
  • Examples and tasks of increasing complexity help students of all abilities progress in their learning.
  • The topic based sections offer structure for teachers and learners, and the approachable and accessible layout keeps students engaged.

Teacher Resources

Analysing and Presenting Argument 5e is supported by a range of engaging and relevant digital resources via obook assess.

In addition to the student resources, teachers also receive:

  • teacher notes
  • answers to every question in the Student book
  • the ability to assign work to students and track student progress
  • printable and editable resources to use in the classroom.