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    I think we need someone reliable to camp outside a school to get exam papers as they finish
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    I called my old school - they got the paper 10 mins ago (hardcopy though!)

    Very straightforward paper:

    Question 1 : 4 unseen texts
    Cd-rom cover
    Powerpoint presentation
    Prose (longish)
    Prose (shortish)

    Question 2 : creative task
    About the process of journeying

    Question 3 : Journey through time, Journey through x, y, z ..?
    Your prescribed text
    Choice of stimulus booklet text
    At least ONE text of your choosing


    Sounds like a good paper - nobody should have had any major problems.
    "It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting..." Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    So is that 50 minutes till the end of their first one yeah ?

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    ah

    Part II was soo unexpected..

    I sat there and was like WAH???

    lol

    good test though..

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    has everyone finished the english exam
    I have just returned from a party of which I was the life and soul; witty banter flowed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me - but I came away, indeed that dash should be as long as the radii of the earth's orbit wanting to shoot myself.

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    THE HSC IS UPON ME! i love it!!!

    I thought it was good. not terrifying at all.

    i live right near school so i'm home already and in my ug boots. i'm just sooooooooo glad it's over.

    THE JOURNEY HAS REACHED AN END!!!
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    Its only beginning hun

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    i think if they had, you wouldn't have been able to post that message cause BOS would be overloaded with ppl trying to log on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minai
    I think we need someone reliable to camp outside a school to get exam papers as they finish
    Haha, I'd volunteer but i aint getting no exam papers

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsyLum
    Haha, I'd volunteer but i aint getting no exam papers
    I would do it for you, but it got burnt as soon as I got home.

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    question two was a wank. i prepared it in anticpation... new theyd use a prompt
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    if only reps were dollars, id scan it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTom
    question two was a wank. i prepared it in anticpation... new theyd use a prompt
    yeah it was really contrived i found. but then so is the whole course.
    i compared it with that ursula leguin quote - it is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. i said that without the journey the arrival is meaningless, but some destination is necessary to allow the traveller to reflect on and acknowledge the changes the journey has wrought in them.

    whole lot of wanky bull, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welshi
    yeah it was really contrived i found. but then so is the whole course.
    i compared it with that ursula leguin quote - it is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. i said that without the journey the arrival is meaningless, but some destination is necessary to allow the traveller to reflect on and acknowledge the changes the journey has wrought in them.

    whole lot of wanky bull, really.
    question one was to be expected but the essay was strange. didnt leave much room to talk about techniques i thought even though i did. im not sure if i answered the question properly i spoke about the common theme of realisation in all my poems and im not sure if that will fly
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    there was a HOW in q3. techniques were VITAL =p

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    you ppeople are nuts
    has the exam finished officially yet?
    The answer is '3'.

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    i thought question 3 was great.. not happy with section 2 though. im not creative enough to think on the spot a story

    section one was as expected, although 4 texts was different!

    Delta showing visually, what she wants to do to me orally (good chick fairly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTom
    question one was to be expected but the essay was strange. didnt leave much room to talk about techniques i thought even though i did. im not sure if i answered the question properly i spoke about the common theme of realisation in all my poems and im not sure if that will fly
    like a bird, baby. common themes maintained throughout the essay is a definite bonus point.

    my essay was schitsky von krap. i gave two pages to my intro, two to tempest and two to my supp text and then 1 para on my SB text (atwood) then a SHITE conclusion. grrr.
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    How many related texts did everyone use?
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    i used two. well one of them wasnt in very good detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra
    How many related texts did everyone use?
    question three was terrible for imaginative journeys. like what the...
    god we got screwed as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshi
    like a bird, baby. common themes maintained throughout the essay is a definite bonus point.

    my essay was schitsky von krap. i gave two pages to my intro, two to tempest and two to my supp text and then 1 para on my SB text (atwood) then a SHITE conclusion. grrr.
    welshi you have made my day... but then again you didnt read it.
    my texts were lime tree bower, mariner, the raven, road not taken (i managed to talk about post modernism somehow???)
    but yeh i said that all of these poems have a protagonist who realises something about their life, experiences etc and it is these experiences that have shaped their character (the journey more imporant than the arrival)
    im not sure if thats justifiable
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatmuscle
    you ppeople are nuts
    has the exam finished officially yet?
    Doesn't the exam only go for two hours? So it would have officially finished at 11:00 AM. Looks like no one met your challenge.
    I NEVER HAVE TO STUDY EVER AGAIN, BITCHES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merethrond
    Doesn't the exam only go for two hours? So it would have officially finished at 11:00 AM. Looks like no one met your challenge.
    nope, read at 9.25, start at 9.35, outta there at 11.30. yippee!
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