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  1. alex.leon

    FML my sem 1 2011 timetable is a piece of shit thread

    lol. i went to arts orientation today. met some crazy people. not in the good way.
  2. alex.leon

    PHL132 or PHL137?

    ive actually already chosen. but was interested in peoples opinions.
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    Can a first year do a 200 level unit under special circumstances?

    Just to clarify if anyone happens to chance upon this thread later wanting an answer to my question... I was able to enrol in the 200 level units, but only after multiple visits to a French professor. The first time, we conversed a while in French and she agreed that I was competent enough to...
  4. alex.leon

    PHL132 or PHL137?

    Which should I do? They both look rather interesting but I can't figure out what I'd actually enjoy more. Thoughts from people who've done these??
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    Student cards.

    It was in the room opposite where you got your card, albeit badly labelled. I only managed to get the sticker by following other people awkwardly...
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    Do we HAVE to have a mentor?

    It's not a requirement anywhere in writing, but if you can find someone I'd highly recommend it. Shop around...ask people you know if they know someone who'd be genuinely interested in helping out a student with a creative piece. I never really set out wanting a mentor, but it just so turned out...
  7. alex.leon

    How to pick up French quickly?

    I've had a lot more experience in French than German, but I reallly think the similarities between French and English are much more vast. For example- some of the words I just used in my previous sentence are practically the same in French with the same meaning! Experience = expérience...
  8. alex.leon

    Can a first year do a 200 level unit under special circumstances?

    Cool. I shall do exactly that. Cheers!
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    Can a first year do a 200 level unit under special circumstances?

    Thanks guys! Is anyone doing/has done any 200 lvl and could tell me what they have and haven't covered?
  10. alex.leon

    Can a first year do a 200 level unit under special circumstances?

    I'm enrolled in a BA, and I want to major in French Studies. However on my gap year I studied French intensely for 4 months and have maintained a good level of written and conversational French, so it seems a bit pointless to do FRN119 or any of the other introductory 1st year courses. Can I...
  11. alex.leon

    How hard is eng ext 2??

    just wait till you're juggling IP, GP and theory. Definitely the most stressful subject for me.
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    How hard is eng ext 2??

    Depends what you mean by 'hard'. If you're definition of hard is along the lines of effort = difficulty, then I guess you could say it is hard. There's alot of time that goes into formulating the work. I had 5 majors in the HSC, and I personally found Ext 2 the most fulfilling. Once you're...
  13. alex.leon

    avoiding cliche

    Yeah, sounds more like a novel or an epic- how are you going to fit this into the alotted word amount? Sadly, I'm still not convinced. I understand if you want to write about something you feel strongly about or feel like you truly understand- there's nothing stopping you. It's true what...
  14. alex.leon

    Belonging Creative:- Is this a narrative or not?

    I'm of the opinon this viewpoint is a little pessimistic. There are definitely some boundaries you have in the HSC context- but if you write something completely outstanding, yet it breaks the conventions of normality depended on by the markers- you'll still get a good mark at the end of the...
  15. alex.leon

    Looking for past multimedia works.

    There's a science fiction website either int he 2008/2007 BOS showcase on this site (that's in the Major Works subforum thingy). If you can be bothered to pore through them, you'll definitely find it. From what I can remember it's fantastic- and the guy got 50/50, so a great example for a...
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    Belonging Creative:- Is this a narrative or not?

    Well, it's not really a narrative in BOS terms. However, I think you can get away with next to anything. I wrote prose poetry for my Belonging creative in the actual HSC, convinced myself (afterwards!) that it was stupid and risky, and managed to get a pretty awesome Adv English mark (95)...
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    avoiding cliche

    Incest? Really? Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but try and take into account the average age and gender of a BOS marker (mid-aged female). Not sure incest would go down that well, especially in explicit terms. I'm not sure it would be an appropriate 'theme' or centrepiece to your work...
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    Idea for major work... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

    True, but if you do it well it can pay off enormously. Do the poetry- but only if you're comfortable with the medium and are capable of writing it. Get others (preferably not parents/friends who are going to lavish you with compliments even if you write an acrostic about clouds) opinions on...
  19. alex.leon

    English Extension 2

    ugh, major works arent that bad!!
  20. alex.leon

    Songs that send shivers down your spine?

    Songbird- Eva Cassidy. Every single time. I don't think I've ever listened to it WITHOUT shivers.