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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    yes....section 1!

    Also, that creative statement...aliens? really?????

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Paper 1 was actually not too bad. It's weird how they didn't have any 2 markers in the SA but there's basically no difference haha.
    SA was pretty good (fav. section)
    Creative prompt was pretty weird, having 2 perspectives of discovery. Hopefully the markers are more lenient.
    Essay was alright as well

    Good luck for Paper 2 tomorrow!

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    yes....section 1!

    Also, that creative statement...aliens? really?????

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyWhoAksTooMuch View Post

    Also, that creative statement...aliens? really?????
    Im pretty sure they were not talking about aliens in terms of extraterrestrials...

    just something unfamiliar...

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Tbh for motorcycle diaries it's hard to do rediscovery UNLESS you prepared quotes specifically for it, because in the text he does reflect on his journey quite a bit but it'd be hard to do unless you specifically prepared quotes for it. For example in that opening part (forgot what it was) I think he reflects on how he's changed? Sorry don't really remember the text... Or you could take the approach of some people and talk about how his discoveries were definitely new.
    yeah i think i just bullshitted it a bit and said that his discoveries werent ALWAYS new (bc that was the question) and so sometimes they were and sometimes they werent. i think i said how his discovery of poverty and stuff wasnt entirely new since he was already somewhat aware of the social context at that time and so i said that it extended his existent understanding. i think i mentioned that since he has many accumulative discoveries of poverty/injustice that every one after the first one was a rediscovery lol. it was super dodgy hahaha
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    For me essay question was good, suited my essay well, creative response was good suited, the short answers on the other hand.....

    Don't think I did too badly in short answer tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entartung View Post
    Was the essay question about rediscovery? I didn't think about that at all
    "Discovery is not always finding a new, nor it is always a joy"

    To what EXTENT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyWhoAksTooMuch View Post
    yes....section 1!

    Also, that creative statement...aliens? really?????
    Haha "It is terrifying and magnificent, familiar and utterly alien" that quote was basically in my creative already lol it was just in different words.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    The essay question was really good for the essay I had prepared (at least I think). I had written about how discoveries rely on people's morals and surroundings to transform their attitudes, so obviously they're not completely new, and about how in my related intellectual discoveries are bad (and Prospero in the tempest becomes corrupt because of all the knowledge he has 'discovered') etc.

    Didn't end up memorising it though...

    The creative was pretty stock standard imo

    Interesting to not have a visual in the SA and I was kind of surprised it was only 3 texts instead of 4? Techniques were difficult for text 1 & 3 but I guess I kind of enjoyed reading them

    Not as bad as I expected...
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    For TMD, I wrote that discoveries aren't new because there has always been poverty on the Latin American landscape due to Guevara's historical context (WWII - worldwide food shortages, inflation, they depended on the US a lot, and this was all evident in South Africa) (Most of my prepared essay was about Guevara discovering poverty/oppression and its impacts etc anyway) Like it may be new for him, but it's actually not because it has always been there and I talked about the people and how they were already aware
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    I had no idea of the rediscovery bit though, like I never thought about it that way o.O

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    I kind of enjoyed reading them
    Haha same, especially the last one. And I really liked the quote for the creative too tbh, like just the quote in of itself, not that it was easy for my creative to adapt to or anything (which came from one of the texts but I forgot which xD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherryboi View Post
    Do u have 2 related texts for mod c? because i dont.

    Will use my related for discovery- worst case scenario
    I've got 2, only got my 2nd one in the past few days. What prescribed text are you doing for mod c?

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    Does anyone want to show us their favourite meme about the paper?
    This one's my favourite so far: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hsc....0957543495036/
    Gotta be honest, I think the most disappointing part of this paper is the lack of decent meme material
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    The best memes are the ones with the upside down monks.

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by spaghettii View Post
    I've got 2, only got my 2nd one in the past few days. What prescribed text are you doing for mod c?



    This one's my favourite so far: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hsc....0957543495036/
    Gotta be honest, I think the most disappointing part of this paper is the lack of decent meme material
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    Does anyone want to show us their favourite meme about the paper?
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpw6Cm9VsAAvTyb.jpg:large
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Which head are you?
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by brbstudying View Post
    For TMD, I wrote that discoveries aren't new because there has always been poverty on the Latin American landscape due to Guevara's historical context (WWII - worldwide food shortages, inflation, they depended on the US a lot, and this was all evident in South Africa) (Most of my prepared essay was about Guevara discovering poverty/oppression and its impacts etc anyway) Like it may be new for him, but it's actually not because it has always been there and I talked about the people and how they were already aware
    Yeah I also wrote about how he rediscovers when he writes in the letters to his mother and father- I think this qualifies because it’s a rediscovery. But for majority of text no rediscovery

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by brbstudying View Post
    For TMD, I wrote that discoveries aren't new because there has always been poverty on the Latin American landscape due to Guevara's historical context (WWII - worldwide food shortages, inflation, they depended on the US a lot, and this was all evident in South Africa) (Most of my prepared essay was about Guevara discovering poverty/oppression and its impacts etc anyway) Like it may be new for him, but it's actually not because it has always been there and I talked about the people and how they were already aware

    Yea I talked about this too
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    Which head are you?
    The terrifying and alien one
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    Quote Originally Posted by PikyoK View Post
    The terrifying and alien one
    I'd probably be the having a song in my head one.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    for my essay i played devils advocate so i was like though individuals are able to make discoveries which are not new true discoveries are discoveries that are new, it was something along those line

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    I found section one pretty hard, so I found doing it backward, 5 4 3 3 helped a lot so I can relax a bit more on the poem, Section 2 and 3 were alright, relative to the short answers

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Actually no, the best memes are the ones where the Wikipedia pages of the authors of the stimuli got vandalised.
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