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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2490 on: August 17, 2019, 12:54:06 pm »
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Hi there,

So for unit 3 I got 80/100 marks
and for my oral presentation I only got 26/40 :((((
I feel so discouraged now.

If I manage to get 56+/60 for my comparative essay and smash the exam, is there still hope for a ~45 study score?

Also how roughly how many practice essays did past high scorers do in prep for exam?

Thanks
Depends on your sac ranking - which is more important than your actual scores so no one can really say whether you can get 45+.

As for how many prac exams - it will really vary between everyone - it's just important that you are getting better with each essay so that means getting someone to look at your essays and tell you what areas you can improve and also looking at really good sample essays.

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2491 on: August 20, 2019, 11:41:37 am »
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hi all! in need some help planning my essay for Twelve Angry Men.
My topic sentence is "how does twelve angry men suggest that prejudice and self interest are the key enemies of justice."

I am in the middle of planning my essay. And I have chosen these as  my topic sentences:
- prejudice
- self - interest
- Juror 8.

Much help is appreciated even if its just a suggestion.

God bless you people xxxx

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2492 on: September 01, 2019, 09:07:01 pm »
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For text responses, which type of prompts is 'better' to write about, character-based prompts or thematic prompts? I know there isn't necessarily a 'better' one, but I can't choose between two prompts for a comparative essay.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 09:10:11 pm by cherryblossoms »

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2493 on: September 01, 2019, 09:32:27 pm »
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For text responses, which type of prompts is 'better' to write about, character-based prompts or thematic prompts? I know there isn't necessarily a 'better' one, but I can't choose between two prompts for a comparative essay.

It mostly depends which theme/characters you have studied more throroughly, eg. if you have written a tonne of "leadership themed" essays then you are more likely to write an in-depth essay on leadership than if you did a theme you haven't looked at much.
I'd suggest to be prepared for whatever gets thrown at you but go with whichever you feel more confident with. Hope that helps.  ;)
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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2494 on: September 02, 2019, 12:01:48 pm »
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help with this essay question pls Comparative, 'Tracks' and 'Charlie's Country'

What, if anything, do Robyn and Charlie learn from their solo experiences?

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2495 on: September 11, 2019, 08:34:10 pm »
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What is meant by ‘structural features’ of a text?
My scores don't matter. The effort it took to get them does.

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2496 on: September 12, 2019, 03:56:34 pm »
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What do 'Tracks' and 'Charlie's Country' indicate about the importance of having control over one's life? pls help

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2497 on: September 12, 2019, 07:16:46 pm »
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What do 'Tracks' and 'Charlie's Country' indicate about the importance of having control over one's life? pls help

Hey han0002,
I've seen you post this same question a few times around the forum. Do you want to try explaining what you already know and think, and others may be then able to jump in to let you know if you're on the right track and give you some extra insight?
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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2498 on: September 18, 2019, 10:44:15 pm »
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URGENT HELP PLS

I need help for aN AA piece.

What would be the effect if having a rebuttal at the beginning of a piece?

Also why would an article explore/argue for both sides of the argument?

It would be great if someone could PM me back please as I really need help.

Much appreciated.

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2499 on: September 18, 2019, 11:11:50 pm »
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URGENT HELP PLS

I need help for aN AA piece.

What would be the effect if having a rebuttal at the beginning of a piece?

Also why would an article explore/argue for both sides of the argument?

It would be great if someone could PM me back please as I really need help.

Much appreciated.

Hi there,
Having a rebuttal is usually to render the opposing argument as erroneous or to highlight a flaw in it, while simultaneously reinforcing your own contention.

A few reasons a person might argue both sides is that they are discussing the issue and are not vehemently opposed to one side or another, maintaining a neutral stance.
 Otherwise it can convey a reasonable perception of the issue to the reader as the writer is willing to consider both sides of the argument, it also conveys a greater understanding of the issue at hand.
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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2500 on: September 18, 2019, 11:14:00 pm »
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Thank you for that. Would you mind looking at the article for me and helping me out? Also what would be the tone of a neutral stance?

Much appreciated.

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2501 on: September 23, 2019, 04:16:59 pm »
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Hello all,

Not sure if it belongs here, but I just have two questions
- How many quotes per Section A paragraph is generally considered a good amount?
- Is it bad to have an average essay length in the 750-850 word range?

Thanks

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2502 on: September 23, 2019, 04:58:22 pm »
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Hi
How many pages should I aim to do for the comparative essay in the exam- like 3 pages in 30 mins or something like that?
I can write pretty fast but should I try to take my time a bit to get my structure and wording right?

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2503 on: September 23, 2019, 09:44:41 pm »
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Hey everyone on the ATAR Notes Forum!
I was just wondering does anyone have any tips for doing an English Oral? Although I am only in Year 10 this year I would like to really 'nail' my oral skills.
Also when doing an introduction should I mention my arguments? What would be the best way/structure to delivering my oral?
Thanks, everyone!

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Re: VCE English Question Thread
« Reply #2504 on: September 25, 2019, 12:03:59 pm »
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When it comes to memorising quotes for the exam, I was think of memorising 20 shortish quotes for each novel/play, but what sort of quotes should I memorise, should I memorise by theme, by character, or any other way? thank you :)