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February 23, 2020, 04:22:14 pm

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Tvisha K

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 09:44:20 pm »
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Hey Guy,

I recently attended the QCE ATAR Notes Lectures at QUT and found it really fun.
I was wondering if you guys were gonna make more of those extra text specific guides (eg Macbeth, Frankenstein etc).
My school is currently doing 'The Great Gatsby' and I know at least two more schools which will be doing the text for the Unit 3 assessment.

Cheers,

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 09:23:21 am »
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Hi,
I have my first year 12 piece this term. It is a persuasive speech. I am struggling to choose my topic and i have done a lot of research. my teacher said to pick a contentious topic/debate that has been gripping to australian consciousness over the past year. I want to do something and choose a side that has depth to the arguments and will be highly engaging and strong persuasive arguments.

Any ideas on what topic I can choose?
Thanks!  :)

What types of topics are you more interested in?

There's not going to be much point arguing "School strikes for climate enhance students' learning" for example, if you aren't passionate about climate change or if you believe that the school strikes are ineffective tactic. If you believe in what you are saying and actually care about it you'll find the task much easier :)

What have you already identified in your research as not interesting to you?


Hey Guy,

I recently attended the QCE ATAR Notes Lectures at QUT and found it really fun.
I was wondering if you guys were gonna make more of those extra text specific guides (eg Macbeth, Frankenstein etc).
My school is currently doing 'The Great Gatsby' and I know at least two more schools which will be doing the text for the Unit 3 assessment.

Cheers,


Hey Tvishka,

Welcome to the forums!

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the lecture series! Thank you for attending :)

You'll be pleased to know that there are already plans for a The Great Gatsby text guide - see here for a list of upcoming publications


If either of you have any follow up questions please feel free to ask; I hope this has helped :)

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2019, 10:32:10 pm »
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Hi everyone!
I have a bit of a dilemma at the moment regarding English. English is my worst subject and after talking to my teacher I feel that I will not improve in English, to the point where it will not be calculated in my top five subjects for my final atar. So I now know that English will not count towards my atar, and I am pretty sure of this. I just need to make sure I pass every assessment this year. But I am not sure as to what my 'game plan' should be. I can't drop the subject, but I have to pass it. When it comes around to me studying for my exams and doing my assignments, do I just put enough effort in so that I may pass? Or should I put as much effort as I have put in this year ? (Btw this year I got a B overall for Unit 1 + 2) Thank you everyone for your help!

Thanks :)

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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2019, 02:10:28 pm »
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Hi!  Welcome to the forums!  :)

There are definitely people who would strategically plan to spend less time on English but if it were me I'd continue with "business as normal" and there's two reasons for that:
1. It would really stress me out if I didn't have any buffer room for having a mediocre exam day
2. Since its not your raw score but rather how you go compared to the rest of the state that determines your subject score you might be surprised by what your worst subject is. 

Anecdotally, I think people who try to 'game the system' often end up worse as a result. Someone else might have different advice but that's my perspective. 

Good luck :)

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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2019, 11:15:14 pm »
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Hello,
just wondering if atar notes could provide resources on Macbeth.
As on the leaflet of Edunlimited there is a guide resource on Macbeth, i sign up for it but the book is not present.
Just wondering when will the book be out.
Also for the resource of QCE physics as well.
it will be extremely helpful.
thanks.

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2019, 09:46:37 am »
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Hello,
just wondering if atar notes could provide resources on Macbeth.
As on the leaflet of Edunlimited there is a guide resource on Macbeth, i sign up for it but the book is not present.
Just wondering when will the book be out.
Also for the resource of QCE physics as well.
it will be extremely helpful.
thanks.
Welcome to the forums :)

I can't speak to when texts will be available but you can get physics help here. If there are any topics you're particularly keen to have resources for let me know & I'll do my best to help.

I know this doesn't really answer your questions, but I hope it helps regardless.

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2019, 06:02:09 pm »
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Hi e_grace

Glad I am not doing this topic until next year. Sadly, I have to read the great Gatsby :(

I read some interesting articles the other day on nuclear power in Australia might be interesting
https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/nuclear-power-doesnt-stack-up-says-the-australia-institute/news-story/c1c707ceff532e85de7fa5cd2f3ffb38

Another topic could be mandatory vaccinations. I did mine this year on mandatory detention and found lots of valuable information.

I hope this helps.

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2019, 01:02:09 pm »
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Hello,
just wondering if atar notes could provide resources on Macbeth.
As on the leaflet of Edunlimited there is a guide resource on Macbeth, i sign up for it but the book is not present.
Just wondering when will the book be out.
Also for the resource of QCE physics as well.
it will be extremely helpful.
thanks.
Hey there, we will absolutely have the Macbeth Text Guide out in the next couple of weeks! The QCE Physics Notes are also coming soon, and should be out by the end of the year. We'll also make these available on EdUnlimited asap! :)

Hi e_grace

Glad I am not doing this topic until next year. Sadly, I have to read the great Gatsby :(

I read some interesting articles the other day on nuclear power in Australia might be interesting
https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/nuclear-power-doesnt-stack-up-says-the-australia-institute/news-story/c1c707ceff532e85de7fa5cd2f3ffb38

Another topic could be mandatory vaccinations. I did mine this year on mandatory detention and found lots of valuable information.

I hope this helps.

These are really awesome suggestions - thank you tinglewood! :D

I hope Great Gatsby isn't too much of a slog for you, haha! There are some great lines in that book that are kinda fun to analyse! And it'd be an amazing text to use as the basis for your creative internal assessment if possible :D

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2020, 10:47:03 pm »
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Hi everyone!
Last week I go my english assignment which poses the task to write a digital essay analysing the representation of the American Dream across both Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the documentary Park Avenue, Money, Power and the American Dream.  We have to pick one concept to focus our analysis on and I am trying to decide between class and power. I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on or tips on two concepts to help me come to a decision.
Thanks!

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2020, 09:58:27 am »
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Hi everyone!
Last week I go my english assignment which poses the task to write a digital essay analysing the representation of the American Dream across both Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the documentary Park Avenue, Money, Power and the American Dream.  We have to pick one concept to focus our analysis on and I am trying to decide between class and power. I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on or tips on two concepts to help me come to a decision.
Thanks!
Hi Emily!

That sounds like a great assignment, and tbh either of those two topics would be excellent starting points. In general, I think 'power' would be a more broad focal point and would let you talk about a wider range of ideas (e.g. how disempowerment can affect societies, or how being beholden to others allows them to have power over you - like Daisy over Gatsby and Myrtle over Tom, and maybe even Gatsby over Nick). This would certainly let you touch on themes like class disparity too, but you wouldn't be limited to just that.

On the other hand, class is more specific and could be better if you have LOTS of examples that are related to class/wealth/society. It also sounds like that documentary is more focused on class, so this might be a more suitable choice if you'd prefer something that's a key focus in both texts.

Perhaps just make some dot point lists for both texts about the major concepts and examples you would want to refer to in your digital essay, and then you can survey the lists and decide what is most relevant to you.

Personally, I think power is a more interesting theme in Gatsby that lets you look at a bunch of interesting elements of the novel, but it sounds like class would be more appropriate given your text combination, and it would also probably allow you to craft a more focused essay, so that would be my recommendation :)

Good luck with your assignment!

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Re: QCE English Questions Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2020, 10:05:10 am »
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Hi,

I'm extremely nervous about my external exam that is coming up. It's an unseen analytical exam in response to Hamlet but I struggle a lot more with unseen exams than I do with seen exams. Do you have any advice of how I can prepare for the exam? And possibly how to remember quotes for an unseen question?

Thank you :)