If it's relevant you should be fine. In general the best rule is well known author little known text.
From the BoS/NESA website:
So it seems that this is allowed, but in practice, do students actually become disadvantaged or not? Do markers still hold those essays to a higher standard even though they aren't supposed to?Can a text from the HSC Prescribed Texts list be used as a related text?
Students will not be disadvantaged by using a text from the Prescribed Texts list, provided it is relevant to the module/elective concerned.
HSC 2018 - [English Adv.] • [Maths Ext. 1] • [Maths Ext. 2] • [Chemistry] • [Software Design and Development]
_{1}∫^{(3√3)} t^{2} dt cos(3π/9) = log(^{3}√e) | Integral t^{2} dt, From 1 to the cube root of 3. Times the cosine, of three pi over nine, Equals log of the cube root of e.
If it's relevant you should be fine. In general the best rule is well known author little known text.
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It just means that it's harder to come up with original ideas in your analysis, making your essay stand out less
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To be honest I'm not aiming for a high English mark. A band 5 (80-85) is fine for me as long as I perform well in all my other subjects.
As long as I'm not actively being discriminated against, I don't mind reusing a prescribed text if I can't find any interesting ones.
HSC 2018 - [English Adv.] • [Maths Ext. 1] • [Maths Ext. 2] • [Chemistry] • [Software Design and Development]
_{1}∫^{(3√3)} t^{2} dt cos(3π/9) = log(^{3}√e) | Integral t^{2} dt, From 1 to the cube root of 3. Times the cosine, of three pi over nine, Equals log of the cube root of e.
If you want to do well, I’ll advise against this. Advanced English students are expected to be motivated to read beyond what’s given. By using a prescribed text, it shows your lack of research and laziness.
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So, are you saying that markers discriminate against essays that use prescribed texts as their related text?
I intend to try to find a text I'm interested in, but if I can't find a book that I enjoy which also has a decent amount of resources available then I'm better off using a prescribed text.
Last edited by fan96; 9 Feb 2018 at 8:22 PM.
HSC 2018 - [English Adv.] • [Maths Ext. 1] • [Maths Ext. 2] • [Chemistry] • [Software Design and Development]
_{1}∫^{(3√3)} t^{2} dt cos(3π/9) = log(^{3}√e) | Integral t^{2} dt, From 1 to the cube root of 3. Times the cosine, of three pi over nine, Equals log of the cube root of e.
Because I can't engage with most of those texts, at least those which are suitable. It's already difficult for me to keep interest in English itself. If I can't find any related texts that I enjoy, then what's the point in trying to study it instead of a prescribed text with more resources available?
HSC 2018 - [English Adv.] • [Maths Ext. 1] • [Maths Ext. 2] • [Chemistry] • [Software Design and Development]
_{1}∫^{(3√3)} t^{2} dt cos(3π/9) = log(^{3}√e) | Integral t^{2} dt, From 1 to the cube root of 3. Times the cosine, of three pi over nine, Equals log of the cube root of e.
not the best idea, you wanna show the marker that you've studied for a different text and actually read it and analysed it.
btw, i was told not use a prescribed text as related.
Last edited by fan96; 9 Feb 2018 at 11:27 PM.
HSC 2018 - [English Adv.] • [Maths Ext. 1] • [Maths Ext. 2] • [Chemistry] • [Software Design and Development]
_{1}∫^{(3√3)} t^{2} dt cos(3π/9) = log(^{3}√e) | Integral t^{2} dt, From 1 to the cube root of 3. Times the cosine, of three pi over nine, Equals log of the cube root of e.
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2018 HSC : Eng Adv | 3U Maths | 4U Maths | Bio | Legal
I did it and got a high band 5
That was me coming unprepared and stuff
I don't recommend it because you'll be competing against people who do it as their prescribed text and study it for an entire term with their teacher's help while you will just be analysing it yourself
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there's no reason not to
they dont discriminate at all, if you answer the question properly
I've done it before and can personally confirm it works. This is despite others saying that it's a bad idea, including teachers and BOS users here who are now obviously experts...
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