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Copy of English Paper 1
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:00:15 pm »
This thread contains a complete copy of the HSC English Exam (Paper 1) from 2017!!

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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 12:17:52 pm »
Iím so keen to see what the questions were! Hoping I donít prefer them over last yearís otherwise Iíll be kicking myself wishing I went to a normal school that doesnít do compacted :P

EDIT: Phew! Personally I do prefer the 2016 questions for my texts & pre-written creative so I feel like I made the right choice now haha! Hope everyone did well! From the few creatives I read in the marking formum I think theyíd be able to use the stimulus pretty easily which is good! Keen to hear the responses belowwww :)
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 01:06:52 pm »
I was short of creative. Do you think I still have a fighting chance in Paper 2?
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 01:08:56 pm »
Want to know what Emily (2016 1st in the State for Advanced English) would have written for the paper? Join in the discussion HERE.

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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 01:10:18 pm »
I was short of creative. Do you think I still have a fighting chance in Paper 2?

Do you mean you didn't write a creative, or you had to cut it short? Either way - Paper 2 is always a chance to fight for your marks!
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 01:13:28 pm »
:D I was right about textual based stimulus for creative :P
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 01:16:09 pm »
for the creative when it said "use one of the statements as a central idea" was it required to quote it exactly or just use the concept behind it as a main idea?

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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 01:22:38 pm »
for the creative when it said "use one of the statements as a central idea" was it required to quote it exactly or just use the concept behind it as a main idea?

I've just chatted about this with the lecturers. As soon as I saw this question I knew it would be something we discuss on the forums because I think it is a bit ambiguous! Personally, I would not take this to mean you have to explicitly use the quotation as a quote in your work. The key is "central idea" - meaning that I'd take on the essence of the quote and use it as the central IDEA, not as a central QUOTE. So i think if you did not use it as a quote, as I would not have, you will be fine. There is no expectation in that wording that you use it as the full quote - it would have specified that otherwise I believe!
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 01:25:03 pm »
The novel extract makes me want to read that novel. A book store called "The Verb To Be" is genius. I LOVE AUXILIARY VERBS. I think I'll read this book!
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 01:26:17 pm »
For the third unseen text, was it a good idea to analysis the accompany image as well as the written text as well?

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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 01:26:47 pm »
Do you think only quoting the central theme rather than linking it throughout the entire story would cost many marks?

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 01:29:28 pm »
Section 1 was by far the hardest for me but only because of the last question. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and only ended up writing a bit, maybe something worth three marks maximum, so that's got me a little down.

Creative was amazing, mine fit perfectly. Essay was pretty eh, I ended up doing a lot of manipulation of the question to fit my points but I do think my analysis was pretty good. Only concern was I was really short of time and only ended up doing a one line conclusion.

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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 01:31:02 pm »
Do you think only quoting the central theme rather than linking it throughout the entire story would cost many marks?

As a central idea - I don't think it needs to be linked consistently throughout as a definite way of getting the marks. I think there are different ways of exploring a 'central idea' - so by using it specifically at a very poignant part of the text could be satisfying that 'central idea' aspect!

For the third unseen text, was it a good idea to analysis the accompany image as well as the written text as well?

I think so! We put a textual and visual image combination in the ATAR Notes trial paper as a prediction that this might happen. The way we view texts in our non-classroom life is often a combination of visual and textual features, so I think talking about them in combination allows you a new scope!
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 01:32:23 pm »
Section 1 was by far the hardest for me but only because of the last question. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and only ended up writing a bit, maybe something worth three marks maximum, so that's got me a little down.

Creative was amazing, mine fit perfectly. Essay was pretty eh, I ended up doing a lot of manipulation of the question to fit my points but I do think my analysis was pretty good. Only concern was I was really short of time and only ended up doing a one line conclusion.

How did you go about the creative? Did you quote directly or did you just use the essence of the quotations?
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Re: Copy of English Paper 1
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 01:48:31 pm »
Section 1 was by far the hardest for me but only because of the last question. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and only ended up writing a bit, maybe something worth three marks maximum, so that's got me a little down.

Creative was amazing, mine fit perfectly. Essay was pretty eh, I ended up doing a lot of manipulation of the question to fit my points but I do think my analysis was pretty good. Only concern was I was really short of time and only ended up doing a one line conclusion.

I agree, the comprehension (surprisingly) was the most difficult by far, the essay question was quite simple and my creative more or less fell into place easily
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