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    For MCD I argued against the question, saying that discoveries were experienced for the first time. Then I wrote about how he witnesses poverty of the proletariat for the first time. Then I give a tiny bit context: as a middle-class South American his family background shielded him from this hardship. I also that he realises his Marxist ideologies for the first time.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Section 1: everything was ok except last q i nearly ran out of time
    Section 2: had 30mins to write this and idk if i incorporated the 2 perspectives well enough and i didn't incorporate enough descriptive imagery
    Section 3: Best one for me so far, as I did Life of Pi and most of my paragraphs answered the q didn't need to adapt much which i liked
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    HOLY!! I was having a internal metltdown because i forgot to add the quote, how bad of an offence is this? Will i get a zero for my creative? Is this the end cause im so dead inside rn

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    You won't get a zero but I think the markers will give you a low mark maybe 5-7 out of 15.
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    this was so much worse than the catholic trials paper 1 *-* feeling a bit devastated. The short answer texts they gave us was incredibly long and the essay question was just absolute bs. I also noticed a lot of people forgot the quote in the creative man what a bad start to the hsc week
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_02 View Post
    this was so much worse than the catholic trials paper 1 *-* feeling a bit devastated. The short answer texts they gave us was incredibly long and the essay question was just absolute bs. I also noticed a lot of people forgot the quote in the creative man what a bad start to the hsc week
    Yeah. Hopefully tommorow's paper will be good.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Danneo View Post
    HOLY!! I was having a internal metltdown because i forgot to add the quote, how bad of an offence is this? Will i get a zero for my creative? Is this the end cause im so dead inside rn
    Nah you'll be fine mate. You won't get zero.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Format was weird.

    I'm not sure if I went as good as trials (13/15 in trials), hopefully I feel like I answered the questions really well

    Got 12/15 in creative for trials. Creative this time round was much stronger so hopefully I got 14 at least.

    Essay was really good, got 15 in trial, want to keep that 15 and think I've a pretty good shot at that.
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    I argued against the question for the essay. The statement did not fit Frank Hurley or my related text.

    Creative has always been my weakest but I thought I did slightly better for this exam over trials.

    Should have gone with my gut and used the photos in the short answers as evidence - I was worried I'd lose the marks for using that as evidence and left it out. Wrote a tonne for those short answers so hopefully I am paid some marks.

    Going to be an easy 9/9/10 for paper 1, reflecting how I am a pile of trash at english.

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Mine would have to be short answers not actually being short. Hahaha! Happy I finished in time.

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    Did anyone's prescribed text really fit the essay question?
    Yesss mine did. Our perscribed text was Life of Pi. Its all about discoverying and rediscovering.😂😂

    Tbh the paper wasn't bad. I felt like I was doing my trials again.
    I found the creative the easiest part, the question was really good, but the quote was pretty stupid.
    Butt that marks for the short answers killed me. Like why 5 marks for 1 text? Idk

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirLaptop View Post
    I argued against the question for the essay. The statement did not fit Frank Hurley or my related text.

    Creative has always been my weakest but I thought I did slightly better for this exam over trials.

    Should have gone with my gut and used the photos in the short answers as evidence - I was worried I'd lose the marks for using that as evidence and left it out. Wrote a tonne for those short answers so hopefully I am paid some marks.

    Going to be an easy 9/9/10 for paper 1, reflecting how I am a pile of trash at english.
    Yo we did Frank Hurley as well, I didn't find the question to be too difficult ~ For my pre-made essay, all my discoveries were "New" so I also argued against the question, but they were also "Not joyful" so I agreed with that part xD ~ For my related, the discoveries were "Not new," so again, agreed, but they were very "Joyful" so again, disagreed

    You are able to argue against it and not be penalised, especially because it is a "To what extent" question. I won't be too harsh on yourself for that, you probably did better than you think c:
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    How did people find it compared to trials?
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    How did people find it compared to trials?
    Harder, short answers were definitely harder, however the other sections were basically the same with the essay being easier.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    I don't think it was overly tough but the first HSC exam is always going to be interesting I think. The atmosphere is just so different.... I know seeing the huge NSW government logo on the paper is a bit off putting lol
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    Yeah seeing NSW Govt. logo was not a positive discovery. I felt that the unseen was lacking techniques.
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    i think this is only me, but i found the unseen pretty decent. Glad that it was only 3 texts, and the questions were pretty straight forward

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    Did anyone's prescribed text really fit the essay question?
    Yea, my school did Wrack and it really focused on shifting perspectives as well as discovery as a detriment

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    really? what a coincidence! lucky you :')
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    how did everyone interpret paper 1 text 2?? I had to read the poem several times to get what its talking about but Im not even sure if I understood right...

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    Same bro rip

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Iced Volvo View Post
    Section 1: everything was ok except last q i nearly ran out of time
    Section 2: had 30mins to write this and idk if i incorporated the 2 perspectives well enough and i didn't incorporate enough descriptive imagery
    Section 3: Best one for me so far, as I did Life of Pi and most of my paragraphs answered the q didn't need to adapt much which i liked
    what rediscoveries did u talk about in life of pi?

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by fgbh View Post
    what rediscoveries did u talk about in life of pi?
    My ideas were the rediscovery of how his open-minded attitude towards religion is crucial to make discoveries that renew an individual's perspective and also the rediscovery of the need to attain his brutal nature (metaphorical through Richard Parker) to survive the endeavours.
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