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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4575 on: February 02, 2020, 08:06:25 am »
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Hi again, just wondering if I could get some pointers for another question about 'The Crucible'.

'Texts provide profound insights into the human experience of connection'
To what extent is the above statement reflected within The Crucible and one related text.

For my related text I was thinking of looking at 'Caged Bird' Maya Angelou. I was also thinking of going with Abigail and her power in the court and use of manipulation but not sure how to link it. Any help would be great :)

Hey, zkaislsi!

Looks like you've got a great question going there  :D I think your related text would work nicely with The Crucible. You could twist the question a little and instead look at how the texts explore the absence of connection and meaningful human relationships which provide audiences with profound insights into the importance of having them.  Common thematic links between the two texts that you could dive into include prejudice, marginalisation, oppression and struggle. If you wanted to look at power and manipulation, you could present yourself an interesting point of comparison between the texts; Abigail weaponises manipulation in order to gain and maintain power, whereas the persona in Caged Bird seems to be facing the challenges that exist without it instead. Either way, both look at how a lack of connection can generate deeply personal motivations to break free. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions!

Hello, for my mod A im doing Richard III and Looking for Richard, sadly I can't seem to find any sites online ( free ) that i'm able to stream looking for richard on, any tips and if you know where to watch for free, please link or let me know
Thank you very very much

Hey, Fluffysama_!

Great to hear that you're planning to look at the texts in advance! I can't seem to find any sites in particular that you can stream it for free on which is quite unfortunate. Perhaps someone else might know if they've managed to source it from somewhere. You could also ask your teacher where they got their copy from and get yourself one from there too. Hope that helps and feel free to ask more questions about Mod A if they pop up!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4576 on: February 05, 2020, 09:25:29 pm »
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Hello, was just wondering if I could get feedback for a paragraph from my advanced text. Am not sure if I should just post it here or if there is a specific place to post the paper on? 

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4577 on: February 05, 2020, 11:20:07 pm »
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Hello, was just wondering if I could get feedback for a paragraph from my advanced text. Am not sure if I should just post it here or if there is a specific place to post the paper on?

Hey, tafarax!

You can post your work for marking, whether it be a paragraph or an essay, for marking in the HSC Marking and Feedback thread  :D Meanwhile, this thread is designed for all your Advanced English questions and queries so if you have ever any, ask away :) Hope this helps and a warm welcome to the forums!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4578 on: February 08, 2020, 08:59:12 pm »
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Hey goiiisss, does anyone have Rosemary Dobson's poetry as their Common Module prescribed text? If so, are there any useful resources for analysis of her poems? I would greatly appreciate anything, thank you!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4579 on: February 08, 2020, 10:46:36 pm »
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Hello, for my mod A im doing Richard III and Looking for Richard, sadly I can't seem to find any sites online ( free ) that i'm able to stream looking for richard on, any tips and if you know where to watch for free, please link or let me know
Thank you very very much


HEY I FOUND ONE ! :)
Thankyou for the reply :D

https://w0.123movie.uk/looking-for-richard-1996/

its one of the dodgy ones but it works!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4580 on: February 08, 2020, 10:57:12 pm »
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Hey goiiisss, does anyone have Rosemary Dobson's poetry as their Common Module prescribed text? If so, are there any useful resources for analysis of her poems? I would greatly appreciate anything, thank you!

Hey, alice343!
 
I compiled a bunch of Common Module further reading links which you can have a look at under Rosemary Dobson for some interesting resources!

You could also check out this book PDF and this article to get a good feel of her life (and vibe) as a poet. This might help you take into account her personal life and writing style in your analysis. I'll add these to the compilation too so you can view them all in one go  :)

HEY I FOUND ONE ! :)
Thankyou for the reply :D

https://w0.123movie.uk/looking-for-richard-1996/

its one of the dodgy ones but it works!

And amazing! This will be so helpful for other RIII/LFR students  :) Keen to see many more questions from the both of you here!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4581 on: February 14, 2020, 09:32:50 am »
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For my English Advanced assessment task 1, we have to "reveal a deep understanding of human experiences through comparison of TWO texts (The Crucible & a related text) in response to the following statement: Collective human experiences can unite and, at the same time, isolate us."

I am having trouble understanding what the statement means by experiences uniting and isolating at the same time. Any ideas?

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4582 on: February 14, 2020, 01:00:09 pm »
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For my English Advanced assessment task 1, we have to "reveal a deep understanding of human experiences through comparison of TWO texts (The Crucible & a related text) in response to the following statement: Collective human experiences can unite and, at the same time, isolate us."

I am having trouble understanding what the statement means by experiences uniting and isolating at the same time. Any ideas?

Hey, Joelle F-J!

A warm welcome to the forums  ;D The question you have been given is looking at the paradoxical nature of human motivations and behaviours from a collective point of view. This links to the rubric statement "anomalies, paradoxes and inconsistencies" since the question contains a paradox (something being able to both unite and also isolate at the same time). You'll need to suggest what the audience gains from viewing this paradox; with The Crucible, you could consider how audiences are educated on the detrimental impacts of collective misguidance as the effect of the text.

How I would recommend approaching this question is finding examples of where instances of collective movement/thought/action has resulted in others being isolated or marginalised. An example from The Crucible could be when the women in Salem who are usually powerless all unite and pretend to know who the witches are or not in court, eventually accusing people like Elizabeth who is inherently righteous. This is a great scenario where collective experiences can benefit certain individuals and groups in society but cause others to be left alone. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any further questions!

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4583 on: February 14, 2020, 09:49:41 pm »
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Hey, Joelle F-J!

A warm welcome to the forums  ;D The question you have been given is looking at the paradoxical nature of human motivations and behaviours from a collective point of view. This links to the rubric statement "anomalies, paradoxes and inconsistencies" since the question contains a paradox (something being able to both unite and also isolate at the same time). You'll need to suggest what the audience gains from viewing this paradox; with The Crucible, you could consider how audiences are educated on the detrimental impacts of collective misguidance as the effect of the text.

How I would recommend approaching this question is finding examples of where instances of collective movement/thought/action has resulted in others being isolated or marginalised. An example from The Crucible could be when the women in Salem who are usually powerless all unite and pretend to know who the witches are or not in court, eventually accusing people like Elizabeth who is inherently righteous. This is a great scenario where collective experiences can benefit certain individuals and groups in society but cause others to be left alone. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any further questions!

Angelina  ;D

Thank you so much Angelina!
I was wondering if you maybe had some examples of this type of paradox from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World? I am using it as my related text.

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4584 on: February 15, 2020, 04:47:05 pm »
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Thank you so much Angelina!
I was wondering if you maybe had some examples of this type of paradox from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World? I am using it as my related text.

Hey, Joelle F-J!

Nice to see you doing Brave New World for the related text! A really good example of where you can see this paradox occurring in Brave New World is when John is confronted by the World State's society. His inability to align himself with their collective motives, behaviours and beliefs because they collide with his own shows how the society's unity has resulted in an individual's alienation because of his differences in values.  You can also link this to Bernard who feels similarly because of the caste system which is designed for people to find a sense of community and identity, but due to his short height and inferiority complex, it leads him to isolate himself from the collective. Hope that gives you some direction to head in and good luck for the assessment  :)

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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4585 on: February 16, 2020, 11:07:04 pm »
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Hi!!

"Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing."
Does anyone know a suitable technique for this 1984 quote? If there's none, does anyone have a quote suggestion? The aim of this sentence is to prove how the Party's invasive control over their citizens through surveillance leads to fear in the individual.

Thanks!!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4586 on: February 17, 2020, 12:15:38 am »
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Hi!!

"Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing."
Does anyone know a suitable technique for this 1984 quote? If there's none, does anyone have a quote suggestion? The aim of this sentence is to prove how the Party's invasive control over their citizens through surveillance leads to fear in the individual.

Thanks!!
Hey there,

I would say neologism for the word "telescreen" since it symbolises not only how language has evolved from the 1940s to the 1980s, but also how technology has drastically evolved as the term "telescreen" allows us to compare to a mean of communication and its sole purpose is to provide a constant flow of communication, not only to Winston but mainly to the Inner Party.

Hope this helps!
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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4587 on: February 23, 2020, 08:28:27 pm »
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Hey guys, has anyone done the Iliad? If so, can you guys give me tips for it as I'm finding it hard to write essays on as there aren't a lot of online resources for it.


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Re: English Advanced Question Thread
« Reply #4588 on: February 23, 2020, 11:03:50 pm »
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Hey guys, has anyone done the Iliad? If so, can you guys give me tips for it as I'm finding it hard to write essays on as there aren't a lot of online resources for it.

Hey, ComTamJDM!

A warm welcome to the forums  :D Are you studying The Iliad as a text in school? I'm just in a bit of shock because that's definitely not a text that your school should be prescribing whether you are in Year 11 or 12 and I wouldn't recommend it as a related text either. I have read it myself and will be happy to provide help if you have any further questions but just want to clarify that you're actually doing it as a text?

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