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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #270 on: October 07, 2017, 11:01:49 am »
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What is the correct formation sort of thing for introducing texts? Sooo many teachers have taught me different! Like do we underline the name of texts or 'put them in quotation marks'
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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #271 on: October 07, 2017, 11:13:06 am »
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What is the correct formation sort of thing for introducing texts? Sooo many teachers have taught me different! Like do we underline the name of texts or 'put them in quotation marks'

Hey, as far as my teachers have told me the convention is single quotation marks for texts that are published alongside other texts in a compendium / anthology / collection or are otherwise short (so poems, short stories, short films), and underlining for substantial texts that have been published discretely from others.
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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #272 on: October 09, 2017, 07:36:20 pm »
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How many paragraphs do people do for essays roughly? Would 3 be alright if they're very long paragraphs aka full essay including intro and conclusion totalling 1400 words?
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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #273 on: October 09, 2017, 07:38:55 pm »
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How many paragraphs do people do for essays roughly? Would 3 be alright if they're very long paragraphs aka full essay including intro and conclusion totalling 1400 words?

I do:
INTRO
PRESCRIBED TEXT 1
PRESCRIBED TEXT 2
ORT 1
ORT 2
CONCLUSION
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I'm guessing you do integrated essay structure if you have 3 paras?

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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #274 on: October 09, 2017, 07:49:08 pm »
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I do:
INTRO
PRESCRIBED TEXT 1
PRESCRIBED TEXT 2
ORT 1
ORT 2
CONCLUSION
1.8k
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I'm guessing you do integrated essay structure if you have 3 paras?

yussss, but 1.8k?? are you writing for the full hour and skimming close to not finishing, or finishing before, or using up some of your creative time?
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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #275 on: October 09, 2017, 07:55:34 pm »
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yussss, but 1.8k?? are you writing for the full hour and skimming close to not finishing, or finishing before, or using up some of your creative time?

well in the trial i wrote 13 pgs essay and 9 pgs creative and had 5 mins left i write crazy fast hahaha  :P

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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #276 on: October 09, 2017, 08:06:08 pm »
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well in the trial i wrote 13 pgs essay and 9 pgs creative and had 5 mins left i write crazy fast hahaha  :P

That's amazing!!!!!
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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #277 on: October 09, 2017, 08:08:08 pm »
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That's amazing!!!!!

Hahah I guess but don't worry too much about length! If you can crack 8 pages for each that is plenty! And plus you don't want to be rambling and waffling on for too much anyway. It's better when your essay is succinct. My teacher just seemed to love it when you wrote heaps so I made sure to write plenty and I didnt waffle or anything but I definitely would have wrote a shorter conclusion in the hsc hahaah

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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #278 on: October 19, 2017, 04:40:15 pm »
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How many paragraphs do people do for essays roughly? Would 3 be alright if they're very long paragraphs aka full essay including intro and conclusion totalling 1400 words?

I try and make my paras shorter so end up having 3-4 per paradigm so about 10 bodies in total. I reckon if it's what your comfortable with writing and can make sure your point doesn't get lost and that you keep coming back to the question then you're fine :)

But personally I find find it's also easier to make sure I'm always answering the question that way. My essay ends up being about 2200 words, but I'm able to write that in about 1 hour 3 mins

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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #279 on: October 23, 2017, 01:36:50 pm »
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So I'm prepping for Extension a bit this week just because my next exam is Friday and so I have plenty of spare time. Does anyone have thoughts for the creative and the stimulus/prompt you reckon we will get? I can adapt my story with ease to everything except anything explicitly about the setting so hopefully fingers crossed that doesn't come up! I'm feeling like they may ask us to base our creative around a historical event or figure as they haven't done that yet and it would certainly catch people out! I'm just looking at my own creative now - it is set on a slave ship following the Abolition of the Slave Trade Movement and in essence follows a crewman's internal struggle in protesting against the injustice of slavery (the boat sinks at the end as a symbol of nature taking it's retribution on man's wrongdoings). Do you guys reckon this is placed within a historical event enough or would it have to explicitly be about the Abolition of the Slave Trade ie. set in the Parliament as it is happening? Also if it asked to be based off the life of a significant historical figure, does it have to be explicitly based off his/her life? My figure I would go with, Oloudah Equiano was a slave who campaigned for slave rights after being freed and basically I wanted to more focus on his experience on slave ship as to keep the majority of my story intact rather than his actual life. Would this be okay too? Just have a feeling that is the kind of prompt they could give us this year? Thanks :)

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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #280 on: 10 hours ago »
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So I'm prepping for Extension a bit this week just because my next exam is Friday and so I have plenty of spare time. Does anyone have thoughts for the creative and the stimulus/prompt you reckon we will get? I can adapt my story with ease to everything except anything explicitly about the setting so hopefully fingers crossed that doesn't come up! I'm feeling like they may ask us to base our creative around a historical event or figure as they haven't done that yet and it would certainly catch people out! I'm just looking at my own creative now - it is set on a slave ship following the Abolition of the Slave Trade Movement and in essence follows a crewman's internal struggle in protesting against the injustice of slavery (the boat sinks at the end as a symbol of nature taking it's retribution on man's wrongdoings). Do you guys reckon this is placed within a historical event enough or would it have to explicitly be about the Abolition of the Slave Trade ie. set in the Parliament as it is happening? Also if it asked to be based off the life of a significant historical figure, does it have to be explicitly based off his/her life? My figure I would go with, Oloudah Equiano was a slave who campaigned for slave rights after being freed and basically I wanted to more focus on his experience on slave ship as to keep the majority of my story intact rather than his actual life. Would this be okay too? Just have a feeling that is the kind of prompt they could give us this year? Thanks :)

I was thinking possibly a historical event too! Or maybe they might give us a visual stimulus as I notice that hasn't been used too much before? Not too sure about the historical figure question though, so maybe wait for someone with more expertise to answer that :P, buttttt I am hoping your wishes are also right!
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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #281 on: 16 minutes ago »
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Hey there!

I am SO lost with preparing for extension english and would really love to hear from anyone who has a list of practice questions (both creative and critical) that they would be willing enough to share. It's just so hard to find papers for after the bomb and I don't want my first practice to be in the exam room. I hope you can all understand this, the exam is less than a week away and I think this is a great chance for all of us to work together and smash the exam :D

Let me know if you guys have anything!!

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Re: English Extension 1 Question Thread
« Reply #282 on: 8 minutes ago »
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Hey there!

I am SO lost with preparing for extension english and would really love to hear from anyone who has a list of practice questions (both creative and critical) that they would be willing enough to share. It's just so hard to find papers for after the bomb and I don't want my first practice to be in the exam room. I hope you can all understand this, the exam is less than a week away and I think this is a great chance for all of us to work together and smash the exam :D

Let me know if you guys have anything!!

I don't do ATB but here's some that aren't past HSC papers, if you have already looked at those:

Texts that focus on the anxieties of the Cold War years set up challenges for responders: challenges that often arise from the relationship between a composer’s concerns and the points of view within the texts from which these are presented (2010 Independent Trial)

While the texts in this elective cover a wide diversity of forms, they all engage with the personal and political concerns of the Cold War era and associated social and moral issues.’ Evaluate this statement. (2009 Independent Trial)

Aspects of political and social anxiety are the main concern of the elective After the Bomb. How are these aspects given significance in the texts studied for this elective? (2009 Catholic Trial)

Without art the human spirit would disintegrate into the anonymous statistics of history. How do your 2 prescribed texts and 2 related texts show this statement to be true?

An obvious consequence of this period and the events that shaped it is a loss of innocence which has been replaced with a sense of cynicism and despair. Evaluate to what extent the texts you have studied as part of the After the Bomb elective prove this statement to be true.

“Freedom is at the heart of After the Bomb. Yet control is also crucial.” Write an essay in which you evaluate the extent to which this is true with reference to TWO prescribed texts AND at least TWO texts of your own choosing.