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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4440 on: July 22, 2019, 04:51:22 pm »
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In a "to what extent" question, is it considered unsophisticated to fully agree with a statement - or must you always present both sides of the argument? Because I'm finding quite often that I agree wholly with the stimulus.

Hey, classof2019!

Sophistication lies in having a judgement which you stick by with, argue with confidence and provide evidence to support it. As long as you do that, you are free to take any stance with a statement. In subjects like Modern History, moderate extent responses are usually more common but with English, you can definitely agree with the stimulus to a great/the utmost extent! Hope that answers your question  :)

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4441 on: July 22, 2019, 08:24:47 pm »
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Hey, classof2019!

Sophistication lies in having a judgement which you stick by with, argue with confidence and provide evidence to support it. As long as you do that, you are free to take any stance with a statement. In subjects like Modern History, moderate extent responses are usually more common but with English, you can definitely agree with the stimulus to a great/the utmost extent! Hope that answers your question  :)

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Thank you!

Just another question - if an essay question provides you with an excerpt from your text and asks you to "make close reference to the quotation", do you treat it as a stimulus or just a piece of analysed evidence (like any ordinary quote from the text)?

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4442 on: July 22, 2019, 10:16:48 pm »
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Thank you!

Just another question - if an essay question provides you with an excerpt from your text and asks you to "make close reference to the quotation", do you treat it as a stimulus or just a piece of analysed evidence (like any ordinary quote from the text)?

Hey, again!

You would consider the conceptual basis of the quotation and treat it as a stimulus. This can be done by drawing connections between the quotation and the provided question. I would also recommend that you use it as one of your pieces of analysed evidence to show that you've engaged with the quotation on the spot and not just rote learned a response  :) Hope that makes sense!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4443 on: July 22, 2019, 10:49:02 pm »
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Hi there!

I'm studying T.S. Eliot and I was wondering, what are the chances of HSC testing us on three poems? Usually, from the old syllabus, it was either two poems, or a prescribed poem and another of choice. But because it is a new syllabus, I was wondering if that "two poem" pattern could possibly change?

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4444 on: July 23, 2019, 09:55:56 pm »
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Hi there!

I'm studying T.S. Eliot and I was wondering, what are the chances of HSC testing us on three poems? Usually, from the old syllabus, it was either two poems, or a prescribed poem and another of choice. But because it is a new syllabus, I was wondering if that "two poem" pattern could possibly change?

Thank you!

Hey, therese07!

I highly doubt that'll ask for three poems because the questions have previously been worded as either "at least two poems" or specifically "two poems." However, I would recommend preparing a third equally in depth. This can prepare for you for that possibility of three poems being required. It could also be a smart move should you find a different pairing might be more suitable for the given question than the two main poems you have in mind. Hope that helps!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4445 on: July 26, 2019, 11:10:05 am »
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Hey guys,

I'm doing T.S. Eliot for Module B, and was wondering if we need to reference critics or scholars?

If so, are there any sources or links to useful criticisms you could provide me?

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4446 on: July 26, 2019, 12:14:34 pm »
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Hey guys,

I'm doing T.S. Eliot for Module B, and was wondering if we need to reference critics or scholars?

If so, are there any sources or links to useful criticisms you could provide me?

Thanks :)

Hey, nishta!

Referencing scholars and critics in Module B isn't a requirement but it may enable you to elevate your response. This is because it shows you have done further reading and engaging more critically with the text as a result. I have a sample paragraph below showing you how you could integrate the quotes in  using An Artist of the Floating World.

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Simply acknowledging the irreversibility of tragedy would limit a text’s academic longevity; literature ultimately invites us to examine the enduring quality of hope in response to these uncomfortable truths. Though the text explores human flaws and misguidances to a moderate extent, An Artist of the Floating World delivers more positive implications by repositioning its reflective discourse to the present. The conclusion of the novel effectively depicts a promising recovery from the impact of war and economic prosperity ahead. The motif of light characteristic of the pleasure district, a significant setting constructed as representative of the past, manifests in visual imagery of “brightly-lit bars...beneath those lamps”, coloured with a reminiscent tone. However, this symbolism skilfully transforms into one of hope with how the metonymy of “bright whiteless shirtsleeves emerging”, signifying “groups of employees”, replaces the former illusion of decadence with the reformation of Japan. The inclusive language created with the plural pronoun “Our nation” and the indefinite pronoun in “One can only wish these young people well” enables the author to finally renounce Ono from his narrator role, extending the aspirations of a flourishing society to the contemporary context. While the novel is indeed a “sensitive examination of the turmoil in postwar Japan, a time when certainties were overturned” (Iain Maloney, 2015), Ishiguro deliberately illuminates glimpses of success amid the stasis and despair to encourage readers to empathise and speculate with optimism on the future. Thus, the text seeks to not only acknowledge uncomfortable truths for empathy, but can be appreciated from its resonance with our continual ambitions, striving for the betterment of humanity today.

I also compiled a tonne of critic quotes and miscellaneous resources for the individual poems which you may have a look at here! Hope this helps!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4447 on: July 26, 2019, 08:57:39 pm »
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Hi Guys!!

My english trial is in two weeks and I was looking for tips to learn/memorise quotes, and for a lot of texts.
I know I have left this a bit late but I have just finished some other trials and exams  :o

I have finished my notes and have all my texts arranged into quote-technique-anaylsis tables.

Does anyone have tips on memorising quotes, or is my best bet to do lots of practice essays and try to incorporate them (the quotes) to learn them??

Thanks!!  :D

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4448 on: July 26, 2019, 09:24:28 pm »
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Hi Guys!!

My english trial is in two weeks and I was looking for tips to learn/memorise quotes, and for a lot of texts.
I know I have left this a bit late but I have just finished some other trials and exams  :o

I have finished my notes and have all my texts arranged into quote-technique-anaylsis tables.

Does anyone have tips on memorising quotes, or is my best bet to do lots of practice essays and try to incorporate them (the quotes) to learn them??

Thanks!!  :D
Hey there,

I memorised my quotes by writing a lot of practice essays because I can also remember where in the essay the quote fits in. When it came to quotes from texts that aren't prose (say, poetry), I would still use them in a bunch of practice essays but I'd also bring those quotes everywhere. So when I did Yeats and had to know a handful of quotes from 7 different poems, I printed out the quotes I used a lot and read them everywhere, like when I was brushing my teeth, in the bathroom- I even made a playlist of people reading out the poems and played it on loop.

When it came to the few hours before my exam, I would use that time to write all my quotes over and over again just to do some last minute cramming.

Hope this helps!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4449 on: July 26, 2019, 10:35:04 pm »
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What is the Module C part of Paper 2? We have a short story and a poem but what is it we have to know about for these texts? Do we have to somehow integrate those texts into the creative and reflective piece we write? If so how? Thanks!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4450 on: July 27, 2019, 08:50:29 am »
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Hey guys,

does anyone have any quote/technique/effect table or document for the Tempest and Hag Seed (mod A)? trials are in a week and i haven't got any!

please help

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4451 on: July 27, 2019, 01:37:25 pm »
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What is the Module C part of Paper 2? We have a short story and a poem but what is it we have to know about for these texts? Do we have to somehow integrate those texts into the creative and reflective piece we write? If so how? Thanks!

Hey!

The module C part of paper 2 will be 20 marks, which can be either you writing a text worth 20 marks, or split into a text and a reflection (eg. 12 and 8 marks, or 10 and 10 marks etc.).

From what we have been told, you should know specific textual features of each of the texts, and be able to write about these, or incorporate something similar into your writing.

For example, if your short story includes a lot of visual imagery and you are asked to write an imaginative text drawing inspiration from your module C text, then you could write a short story about a similar theme to that of your short story, and incorporate lots of visual imagery.

You won't be asked to analyse your mod C texts, however you could be asked to justify your creative choices in your writing. Due to this, it would be important for you to know what your text is about, and textual features it incorporates.
That way if you got asked to include a reflection, you could say something like, "I decided to write about the topic of war and includes lots of visual imagery because in this text the author focuses on the subject of the impact of war and uses visual imagery to explain the author's specific perspective.

By being able to justify your creative choices, it demonstrates your knowledge of your mod C texts.

Hope this helps a bit and good luck!!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4452 on: July 28, 2019, 04:44:38 pm »
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Hi, just a question for Module C - if we are specifically asked to write an opening or an ending of a piece, how do we go about writing it such that it explicitly sounds like an opening or ending instead of a full imaginative/ persuasive/ discursive?

Any tips are greatly appreciated.
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4453 on: July 28, 2019, 06:50:42 pm »
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I NEED HELP URGENTLY.
My English trials are coming up next week. How should I prepare adequately? Should I just memorise 3 themes and how many quotes should I memorise for each text?

Thanks

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4454 on: July 28, 2019, 08:13:14 pm »
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Hey guys,

does anyone have any quote/technique/effect table or document for the Tempest and Hag Seed (mod A)? trials are in a week and i haven't got any!

please help
Hey there,

The Notes section has a bunch of notes on The Tempest- not for Hagseed unfortunately because it's a new text.

Hope this helps!

I NEED HELP URGENTLY.
My English trials are coming up next week. How should I prepare adequately? Should I just memorise 3 themes and how many quotes should I memorise for each text?

Thanks
Hey there,

3 themes should be fine for the Trials, but it would be good to have 1 or 2 up your sleeve just in case it doesn't fit with the question. As for the number of quotes, there isn't a specific amount you need but I usually have 3 quotes per text in one paragraph- so if I were to do a comparative essay, that's 9 quotes, but this number is a bit flexible.

Hope this helps!
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