I know that I will be thought of as lazy and careless but i know NOTHING of English Advanced and have the trials in 2 days. I blame it on the teacher really, there are no books to study and just a load of different handouts everytime I go to class. What should I study and where can I get the information?
All I know is that we are doing:
Frankenstein and Blade Runner
the 50th gate (not going to be tested on just yet)
I've read Hamlet and kind of get the themes of the book.
Again, I blame the teacher (and syllabus) for everything as I am coming 1st in all of my other subjects.
Oh and to add, year 11 was a fun year for me, never opened a book since I was told nothing will be testing from yr11 in yr12. This 1st position was the result of really tremendous work and cramming to get there.
Have the independence to go out and study for yourself. It's Year 12; the teacher isn't going to spoon feed information to you. It's not the syllabus' fault, thousands of kids do well every year with the same syllabus. It generally starts with yourself, and what you've put in.
English Advanced: 88
2 Unit Religion: 89
ATAR: 90.75 <---- HOLY DUCK FUCK !
But isn't it your responsibility to fix the issue months earlier and not two days before your trials?
Mathematics Extension 1
Studies of Religion 1
ATAR aim: 0011100100111001001011100011100100110101
How are you even in advanced without opening a book O_O.
Anyway no point of the blame game just start studying! There are plenty of resources online and you should ask your peers for help.
Pretty much 37 hours to go, you can do it!
High five mate. I'm as screwed as you are xD, well for physics that is. Your english teacher is exactly the same as my phys teach. Handouts, handouts, handouts--doesn't even know the stuff she's supposed to be teaching.
Well anyways, try looking in the resources section for what people wrote in their essays. Helped me a lot for Romulus. Just add whatever you know as well and don't plagiarise.
Oh there's also many books and study guides for the various texts in adv. english. Just look around in the newsagencies and book stores. Good luck to us both! Currently writing my terrible essays ahahahhahaha
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I'd appreciate it if you give me links, tips or attachments relevant to my situation and not repeating the same thing over and over that I should have made an effort to get the stuff I need elsewhere.
The Resource section should have some stuff as well:
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For Hamlet: Get your theme, get your quote, get a technique. This is probably all I can suggest 2 days before.
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Else, go out and buy study guides and revise in a month books, and hopefully you can find some pertinent to your texts and that you are able to learn everything by monday.
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If I was in your position, I'm pretty sure I would die out of nowhere.
English | English Extn | Maths | Maths Extn | Biology | Chemistry | Ancient History
Atar Aim: 97+ [achieved]
This late in the year, you can't point the blame at anyone but yourself.
If you were aware of the issue since the beginning of year 12, then it was your responsibility to do extra work outside of class and mend the issues yourself. That's what would set you apart from the rest of your class. The fact that you're in the exact same boat as them shows that you've got the exact same mindset - which I deduce is not a positive, nor active one.
I don't mean to be disparaging, but it's the simple truth.
I can empathise since my chemistry knew absolutely nothing about chemistry and taught us only out of these booklets she prepared, but ended up not teaching whole segments. But I noticed that I couldn't do the questions, my grades were terrible so I got a tutor. And the same with studies of religion, my teacher refused to teach us, and only gave us handouts to summarise ourselves since she thought that would be better 'learning', so I did my own research and compiled notes from here and taught the course to myself and my friends so I'd understand it better. The point of this ramble is that, there are heaps of students with shit teachers, but you really got to have the drive to be resourceful and find other ways of learning, even though it should be your teachers job to do that.
And some advice for Hamlet, know your themes, have about 6 quotes to back each up, analyse them for techniques, then link the techniques back to theme. Also, it's imperative that you give your opinion on the text using some kind of scholarly resource, iirc. For the 50th Gate, have a thesis, weave your themes into it, have quotes to back the theme up, and techniques explaining it. Also, to cut the chase, essentially the markers want you to come to the conclusion that you need history AND memory equally to work together to paint the most accurate picture of a historical event since they both have their advantages and disadvantages.
And some final advice for Advanced English, the markers love structure. I always used a scaffold which had an introduction, 2 paragraphs for each theme, an opening/linking sentence for each paragraph, followed by quotes and techniques and a clincher and at the end a strong conclusion that only reiterates what I said throughout the essay.
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at UNSW
What do you mean by a 'scholarly resource'? What one did you use for Hamlet?
YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE ABOUT THIS WEBSITE?the information in the advanced english section is outdated!!! ugghhh can someone plz check the new texts and update.
I suggest that you start on your Area of Study. Considering the exam is tomorrow, I hope you have at least 2 related texts. They may ask you about belonging about your two related text. I don't know the likeliness of this occurring but I would want to be prepared. If you have your past essays and your feedback on it, edit your mistakes and add to it. You have tomorrow to fix your notes for Paper 2 but for now, I suggest you work on Paper 1.
I wouldn't worry so much on unseen texts, just remember all of your techniques. Fix up your essay on Belonging as well as having separate notes on the prescribed text. If you have poems like I do, I would suggest writing notes on each poem as you won't be able to predict what poem they might use. Though this is rare, there is still possibility of it happening. I suggest you start now.
Have they every asked for a prescribed text and TWO related text for Paper 1, Section III, Question 3?
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