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December 06, 2020, 08:45:21 am

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Creative Response Help- Nine Days
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:48:03 am »
9 Days by Toni Jordan is the first SAC for me next year and it is a creative response. I have no idea where to start for this. Does anyone have any past 9 days creative response essays that I can take inspiration from? I am very bad at English and scared I am not getting a 25 study score for it.


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Re: Creative Response Help- Nine Days
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 12:15:52 pm »
Hi nupup!

Before I get into the creative SAC advice, I just want to reassure you that you have PLENTY of time to get yourself ready for next year. So don't stress yourself out too much (particularly after a pandemic year :-\ ) and just take care of yourself over the summer break.

Ok, now that I've written that, about the creative SAC. Much of it depends on what your SAC parameters are going to be. Some schools like to give a set list of scenarios to choose from, others like to let you go as creative as you want, and every school will have their own SAC requirements in terms of time, teacher oversight, etc. So it's probably best to ask around your school's class of 2020 and see what they say.

In terms of approaching the creative, it's important to approach it with a good understanding of what the SAC is assessing - and it's not your creative skills :P It's assessing your understanding of the themes, characters, literary devices, etc. Basically everything that a normal essay would assess. But the catch is that you can't express all of your knowledge in an essay format. So my advice to our students is to make sure your planning involves these things, and ask yourself questions like: what themes am I exploring? What am I going to say about it? How can I use this situation of 'insert plot point' to explore this? etc.

I have a video here about planning for the creative where I talk about it in more detail: https://youtu.be/lqshCTcptV4. You might also want to check out our playlist on the creative response SAC.

Hope that helps! And don't forget to enjoy your summer! :)
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