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    HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Hopefully we don't get some dodgy stuff like that mangoes last year ;(
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    'Two related texts' HAHAHAHA imagine the outrage if they did that
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdusk View Post
    Hopefully we don't get some dodgy stuff like that mangoes last year ;(
    Tbh found one of the other texts harder than the mangoes one (I forgot which one) but yea the mangoes poem wasn't the WORST of the texts (imo)...
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Tbh found one of the other texts harder than the mangoes one (I forgot which one) but yea the mangoes poem wasn't the WORST of the texts (imo)...
    That's promising...

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    How did everyone find the exam? Any challenges or surprises?
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    Hahaha OMG WORST section 1 layout ever!!
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdusk View Post
    Hahaha OMG WORST section 1 layout ever!!
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    -short answer: i thought i went the best at that; mark allocation went: 3,3,4,5 which was really convenient imo
    -narrative i adapted pretty well, but didn't implement essentially any descriptive language or whatnot
    -for my essay i did very badly, due to the questions focusing on very different things to what i had my pre-written essay say; alot of irrelevant info but i hope i pass
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Overall reasonably hard actually I though

    Short answer was alright- very very strange layout

    Essay was meh the ideas in the question re rediscovery really didn’t suit our prescribed- Motorcycle Diaries

    Story was alright just had to rush slightly

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    I'm honestly so annoyed because I forgot to implement the quote into the creative
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    What's the max possible mark for a creative that didn't really answer the stimulus?? 'write a about 2 different perspectives on discovery and include the quote.'

    I had included the quote in the writing but just implied the different perspective part since I ran out of time to really delve into my creative :c
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Short answer: I did as best as I could do. The poem about the antarctic ship was a bit ridiculous, but nonetheless, the questions were pretty much what i was expecting. Weird how they asked us for two texts in a four marker though :/
    Creative: Went great, had two different perspectives in my text so I just brought those out. The quote was also pretty understandable for me.
    Essay: Was good as well, a bit tricky but I managed to adapt well enough. Only one related text was nice as well

    Overall it was what I expected and I'm happy with it (although the supervisor literally rolled their eyes when i asked for a 5th writing booklet like excuse me).
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    The essay question was stupid and did not fit our prescribed. All that preparing for NOTHING


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    It's easy for you, you do 4u English :c
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by HoldingOn View Post
    Overall reasonably hard actually I though

    Short answer was alright- very very strange layout

    Essay was meh the ideas in the question re rediscovery really didn’t suit our prescribed- Motorcycle Diaries

    Story was alright just had to rush slightly
    our prescribed text was also mcd!!! our whole grade basically died when we saw the rediscovery bit hahah
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Yeah MCD for rediscovery like what the hell

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    I found it hard to get many good techniques out of texts 1 and 3 so I BS’d a little.

    I didnt read the “two perspectives” part of the stimulus but my prepared already sort of had two perspectives so it shouldn’t be too bad.

    Essay was okay, surprised they didnt ask for two related.

    The only thing I needed going into the exam is a nonzero mark so I’m completely satisfied.

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Comprehension: Not too bad, once I read through the texts I was like 'Okay I can do this' because the questions freaked me out at first. Other than that it went pretty okay.
    Creative: The quote was good to adapt into my creative, so I'm cool with that section, however, creative is usually my weakest so I'll be a bit weary.
    Essay: Damn... That was a challenge but I was able to answer the question. Hope the markers are okay with a short and crappy conclusion though heh

    Hopefully I went well in Paper 1 but I did my best and studied and that's all that matters.

    Hope everyone went well too for Paper 1. One exam down, five to six more to go (depending on the number of units everyone is doing). Good luck everyone.
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    It was a hard test overall.

    Section 1 as people said was weird. The last two texts especially. Had to bs.
    Section 2 was alright for my creative, but i know friends who had to change a lot of things in theirs.
    Section 3 essay, the essay question really didnt suit my prescribed text i thought. Still it went alright.

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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by notthedevil View Post
    Short answer: I did as best as I could do. The poem about the antarctic ship was a bit ridiculous, but nonetheless, the questions were pretty much what i was expecting. Weird how they asked us for two texts in a four marker though :/
    Creative: Went great, had two different perspectives in my text so I just brought those out. The quote was also pretty understandable for me.
    Essay: Was good as well, a bit tricky but I managed to adapt well enough. Only one related text was nice as well

    Overall it was what I expected and I'm happy with it (although the supervisor literally rolled their eyes when i asked for a 5th writing booklet like excuse me).
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    It was reasonably difficult tbh, but felt similar to my trials:

    Section 1 was definitely weird, but upon looking back I am confident ~
    Section 2 really REALLY threw me off at first, but since then I think I have done well and hopefully they see my 2 perspectives
    Section 3 I really wished for 2 relates ( ) but that's okay, question felt very easy for me
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Did anyone's prescribed text really fit the essay question?
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Holy macaroni that test was odd, barely finished it

    S1: all my answers were total BS, hopefully the quotes and techniques I chucked in there are enough
    S2: managed to put the quote in, but didn’t know how to put in two perspectives. Hopefully past/present perspectives are enough?
    S3: the question fit my texts, but my essay was just waffle
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    Re: HSC Standard/Advanced Paper 1 Exam Thoughts

    Was the essay question about rediscovery? I didn't think about that at all

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