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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4425 on: July 08, 2019, 10:06:35 pm »
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I'm currently studying for my trials, and I was wondering for the common module, would we need to memorise another related text? My teacher says no, but other people from other schools say they need to memorise another text. If that's the case, I was wondering how many quotes should I memorise another text? Thank you!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4426 on: July 09, 2019, 10:00:53 pm »
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I'm currently studying for my trials, and I was wondering for the common module, would we need to memorise another related text? My teacher says no, but other people from other schools say they need to memorise another text. If that's the case, I was wondering how many quotes should I memorise another text? Thank you!

Hey, therese07!

I am 99% sure that they won't ask for the related text for the Common Module. Since you've already been assessed on the related text internally, it's not going to be required in the exam. However, if you want to play it safe, having around three to four quotes would suffice in the very unlikely event they ask for the related. I would choose a poem or short film so you won't have to spend too much time analysing a dense work  :) Hope that answers your question!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4427 on: July 11, 2019, 08:27:21 pm »
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For module B, is it essential to use critics to gain high marks. If so, any recommendation of good critics for Emma?

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4428 on: July 11, 2019, 08:45:55 pm »
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For module B, is it essential to use critics to gain high marks. If so, any recommendation of good critics for Emma?
Hey there,

Critics aren't compulsory in Module B and so you could still do well without them! I think the only reason why teachers encourage students to use critics is to set your essays apart from other essays, but then again, anyone could memorise a quote from a critic!

If you still want to use critics for Emma, using the State Library catalogue is a great place to access some for free. I did a quick Google search and already found articles like this (haven't read it but the abstract sounds interesting).

Hope this helps!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4429 on: July 12, 2019, 03:48:13 pm »
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Hi everyone,
Does anyone know if NESA can ask us to write a specific type of text for our Mod C creative? As in can they specifically say "compose a discursive piece of writing" etc, or will it be more generic?
Also, is it a good idea to memorise a creative for the exam?
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4430 on: July 12, 2019, 08:31:23 pm »
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What are the stuff I should include in my notes for English common module and Mod A?
I am doing the texts The Crucible for common module and King Richard III and Looking for Richard for mod B

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4431 on: July 14, 2019, 11:04:17 pm »
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Hi everyone,
Does anyone know if NESA can ask us to write a specific type of text for our Mod C creative? As in can they specifically say "compose a discursive piece of writing" etc, or will it be more generic?
Also, is it a good idea to memorise a creative for the exam?
Thanks!

Hey, maddi.mccarthy!

I highly doubt that NESA will specify a text type, at least for this year's cohort. They might specify a quote, statement or image you have to use but I don't think they'll make you write in a certain form  :)

As for memorising, I would recommend memorising key lines or sentences you would 100% like to include in your piece but rather, I would recommend knowing your plot, character, setting etc. and practising with different stimuli under exam conditions. I found this a much more effective study technique for creative writing because it forces you to really consider the possibilities you might encounter in the exam. Although you can't prepare for every outcome there is, you can give yourself the best opportunity to experiment with your ideas in a more relaxed setting. This will ensure you adjust yourself to the prompt and properly engage with the stimulus on the day  :D

What are the stuff I should include in my notes for English common module and Mod A?
I am doing the texts The Crucible for common module and King Richard III and Looking for Richard for mod B

Hey, violet123!

I would construct your notes for the Common Module under key concepts in the rubric. I'd do this for all the terms and provide examples that you feel can be used for multiple instances (so you don't have to memorise pages and pages of techniques). For example, you could look at Danforth as an example of twisted judgement/twisted morality as a negative aspect of the individual human experience, as well as him being a paradox because he is a leader by the law who has terrible decision-making and judgement. This way, you'll best address the rubric and the module itself, as opposed to just constructing notes by the text without applying the Human Experiences focus to your analysis.

For Module A, I would search for quotes and examples that pair up between your two texts and draw up a bunch of Venn diagrams. I would put the quotes and techniques on either side with their independent analysis first off. What I would then do is find the thematic "textual conversation" that is occurring between the two texts and write my synthesis in the centre. This can assist you in visualising the links between the texts and to establish the similarities and differences between them. I would also look at form (drama vs docudrama) as a huge clue because we can see Pacino's text being an extension and commentary on King Richard III using film to appeal to contemporary audiences.

It's up to you how you construct your notes and what you include but those would be my recommendations  :) Hope that helps  :D

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4432 on: July 16, 2019, 03:26:11 pm »
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Hey!
I was just wondering could anyone help me out with the resonances and dissonances prevalent within the King Richard III and Looking for Richard? It's a critical part of the module. So far i have themes for resonances and context and form for dissonances. Thanks

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4433 on: July 16, 2019, 05:08:02 pm »
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I was just wondering could anyone help me out with the resonances and dissonances prevalent within the King Richard III and Looking for Richard? It's a critical part of the module. So far i have themes for resonances and context and form for dissonances. Thanks

Resonances and dissonances are essentially the similarities and differences in the conversations (ideas) between King Richard III (KR3) and Looking For Richard (LFR). Here are some resonances and dissonances within these two texts, to help you get started. Let me know if you have any questions and I hope this helps.

In terms of resonances, you could focus on how LFR maintains the motif of performance/theatricality in KR3 in order to explore the gap between appearance and reality. As both Shakespeare and Pacino are both fascinated by the multifaceted nature of existence, it allows Pacino to embody the merging between actor and role in LFR and communicate that we are all actors in our everyday lives.

As for dissonances, I could not really think of any others that do not relate to context nor form besides the fact that Pacino frames his quest as him being the knight in shining armour (aka a romance hero) to understand Richard and Shakespeare's value.
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4434 on: July 19, 2019, 03:34:59 pm »
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What is textual integrity?

I am studying Emma for module B. I am really confused about what textual integrity is because it seems to cover so much stuff. How do I write in regards to textual integrity?

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4435 on: July 19, 2019, 04:39:49 pm »
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What is textual integrity?

I am studying Emma for module B. I am really confused about what textual integrity is because it seems to cover so much stuff. How do I write in regards to textual integrity?
Hey there,

Textual integrity means that all aspects of the text can be unified to convey the composer's ideas. If the text can't clearly convey the composer's ideas then they have failed. It sounds a bit confusing, but the way I look at textual integrity is like this:

Characters + actual text (i.e. where your quotes come from) = overall message

(Note: I'm simplifying this. There are more things that contribute to textual integrity like structure and text type).

Essentially, your analysis of quotes kinda contributes to you talking about textual integrity. Something as simple as "By using the motif of conversational subtexts through numerous characters such as Emma and Mr Knightley, Jane Austen reinforces her ideas on the universality of folly" already indicates that the chosen technique enhances the novel's themes. (Side note: I haven't studied Emma since Year 9 so don't quote on me, except for the fact that Mr Knightley is life!)

I think what makes Mod B different from the other modules is that you need to make it more clear. I usually make it clear at the end of each paragraph. So for Yeats, I usually say something along the lines of "By exploring the overlapping ideas between the two poems, Yeats is clearly concerned over the progression of humanity through his views on continuity and change. Thus, Yeats' poems demonstrates textual integrity."

Hope this helps!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4436 on: July 20, 2019, 05:25:47 am »
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Hi Iím really struggling to link to how Millerís themes of transgression,
Persecution, angst and rebellion etc. relate to his overall purpose?

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« Reply #4437 on: July 21, 2019, 02:13:31 pm »
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Hi Iím really struggling to link to how Millerís themes of transgression,
Persecution, angst and rebellion etc. relate to his overall purpose?

Thanks!

Hey, Ufrah!

I would link his themes to contextual concerns, as well as how they encompass broader human experiences. His purpose can be largely assumed to have been commenting and representing the attitudes, behaviours and motivations of those living in the McCarthy period. What this can extend to is you linking it to an agenda he has to expose the shortcomings of human judgement and values. This can enable you to think of purpose both from the context itself and at a macro level in relation to the Common Module. Hope that helps!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4438 on: July 21, 2019, 05:03:55 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.

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« Reply #4439 on: July 21, 2019, 07:05:58 pm »
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Hi there!

I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of the statement below.

Falstaff has been labelled as one of Ďnatureís predatorsí.

Write an extended response in which you challenge or affirm this view regarding Falstaff in
Shakespeareís King Henry IV, Part 1.

Any starter points about possible arguments is greatly appreciated! I seem to be a bit stuck in starting a response.
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