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HSC English Question Thread
« on: November 11, 2018, 02:44:24 pm »
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What is this thread for?
If you have general questions about the HSC English Course, or questions relating to the common module (Texts and Human Experiences) this is the place to ask them!! We have other question threads where you can ask more specific questions about English Standard  and English Advanced too! :)

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Everyone is welcome to contribute; even if you're unsure of yourself, providing different perspectives is incredibly valuable.

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 02:46:59 pm »
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Hey,
So for short answers, since they can ask a question worth like 7 marks. How much are you expected to write because I had my teacher say like 2 and a half pages is that true?

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 03:00:49 pm »
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Hey,
So for short answers, since they can ask a question worth like 7 marks. How much are you expected to write because I had my teacher say like 2 and a half pages is that true?

Thanks,
Rohit

yep it should be like a full mini essay. intro, 2 paragraphs (1 on each text), and then maybe like 2 comparative sentences and something overarching about the human experience to just top it off. It depends how big your writing is but 2 1/2 pages sounds about right!

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 03:03:53 pm »
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yep it should be like a full mini essay. intro, 2 paragraphs (1 on each text), and then maybe like 2 comparative sentences and something overarching about the human experience to just top it off. It depends how big your writing is but 2 1/2 pages sounds about right!

Oh ok thanks

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 09:14:41 pm »
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Hello Everyone! ;D

I am currently studying the common module and have come across this quote within my prescribed text:

“When I was lonely, confused and angry”

I know this quote has something to do with Human Emotion and the experiences causing one to have these emotions, but how exactly would I incorporate and write about all of these ideas within a paragraph that sounds sophisticated and concise? ???

Thanks in advance! :D

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 11:40:14 am »
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Hey Everyone. I've recently started the yr 12 HSC course and my teacher helping me understand the course. This term's assessment involves writing a forum script concerning human experiences within the text "go back to where you came from"- a social experiment of racism and refugees.

Would any of you have an idea on how you would do the task? I honestly have no idea how to start it.

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 01:43:42 pm »
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Hey Everyone. I've recently started the yr 12 HSC course and my teacher helping me understand the course. This term's assessment involves writing a forum script concerning human experiences within the text "go back to where you came from"- a social experiment of racism and refugees.

Would any of you have an idea on how you would do the task? I honestly have no idea how to start it.

Hey, Tahlia De La Mare!

I would start by drawing from the rubric and seeing what aspects of the human experience link to the text most. You could look at individual experiences, collective experiences, human motivations and behaviours as potential concepts to explore. I have never done a forum script myself; could you perhaps elaborate on more details of how the assessment is meant to be approached? That might give my response some more direction  :)

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 10:59:06 pm »
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Hi, I'm currently studying English Standard and my prescribed text for the common module is 'Billy Elliot'. What's a good related text for Billy Elliot??? I'm not much of a reader so I don't know what to choose. I was thinking of choosing Percy Jackson just because I love that series and have read the book but I don't know?? Our teacher told us not to do a film as our prescribed text is also a film and I don't want to do a novel that I haven't read cause I really don't want to spend my time reading it. I possibly wanna do a poem, short story/film or an essay but I'm not too sure what to pick.

Any advice or suggestion would be really helpful. Thanks :)
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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 10:12:24 am »
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Hi, I'm currently studying English Standard and my prescribed text for the common module is 'Billy Elliot'. What's a good related text for Billy Elliot??? I'm not much of a reader so I don't know what to choose. I was thinking of choosing Percy Jackson just because I love that series and have read the book but I don't know?? Our teacher told us not to do a film as our prescribed text is also a film and I don't want to do a novel that I haven't read cause I really don't want to spend my time reading it. I possibly wanna do a poem, short story/film or an essay but I'm not too sure what to pick.

Any advice or suggestion would be really helpful. Thanks :)

Hey, mani.s_!

I agree with your teacher in that since you already have a film for your prescribed text, it would be wiser to choose a different form for the related text to give you room to compare and showcase your analysis skills. Novels do offer a wealth of knowledge and opportunity for being used as related texts but do require commitment and investment to work. I've offered a few options based on the themes of Billy Elliot below if you're thinking of using poetry or a TED talk. Both of these forms allow you to explore techniques unique to them (poetic techniques, performance techniques etc.) and still give you room to unpack ideas.

Poetry

Mother and Son
Big Dreams

TED Talks
How movies teach manhood
Why I'm done trying to be "man" enough
Change your mindset and achieve anything
Dance as Therapy
Body language and gender from a dancer's perspective

You can also check out our amazing related texts compilation for more pointers! They all link to Texts and Human Experiences so they'll be useful  :) Hope this helps!

Angelina  ;D

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 11:04:31 am »
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Hi, I'm currently studying English Standard and my prescribed text for the common module is 'Billy Elliot'. What's a good related text for Billy Elliot??? I'm not much of a reader so I don't know what to choose. I was thinking of choosing Percy Jackson just because I love that series and have read the book but I don't know?? Our teacher told us not to do a film as our prescribed text is also a film and I don't want to do a novel that I haven't read cause I really don't want to spend my time reading it. I possibly wanna do a poem, short story/film or an essay but I'm not too sure what to pick.

Any advice or suggestion would be really helpful. Thanks :)

Hey!

I studied Billy Elliot as well, for my related text I chose Aquifer by Tim Winton. Its a short story that dwells on teenage rebellion and loss which are also human experiences found in Billy Elliot. It's really easy to get through and has a wide array of techniques including some paradoxes as well which link directly to the rubric (these are much harder techniques to identify in texts so including them in your response can help you get into higher bands).

Hope this helps you!  :D

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 11:16:06 am »
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Hey, mani.s_!

I agree with your teacher in that since you already have a film for your prescribed text, it would be wiser to choose a different form for the related text to give you room to compare and showcase your analysis skills. Novels do offer a wealth of knowledge and opportunity for being used as related texts but do require commitment and investment to work. I've offered a few options based on the themes of Billy Elliot below if you're thinking of using poetry or a TED talk. Both of these forms allow you to explore techniques unique to them (poetic techniques, performance techniques etc.) and still give you room to unpack ideas.

Poetry

Mother and Son
Big Dreams

TED Talks
How movies teach manhood
Why I'm done trying to be "man" enough
Change your mindset and achieve anything
Dance as Therapy
Body language and gender from a dancer's perspective

You can also check out our amazing related texts compilation for more pointers! They all link to Texts and Human Experiences so they'll be useful  :) Hope this helps!

Angelina  ;D
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :)

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Re: HSC English Question Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 11:16:51 am »
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Hey!

I studied Billy Elliot as well, for my related text I chose Aquifer by Tim Winton. Its a short story that dwells on teenage rebellion and loss which are also human experiences found in Billy Elliot. It's really easy to get through and has a wide array of techniques including some paradoxes as well which link directly to the rubric (these are much harder techniques to identify in texts so including them in your response can help you get into higher bands).

Hope this helps you!  :D
THANK YOU SO MUCH, I'll make sure I check it out :)