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Good luck for Paper 2 everyone!

For those not doing English Extension, I'm assuming that the end of Paper 2 would indicate the completion of your HSC English experience :)

Hopefully NESA won't ask you guys to specify a text for those doing poems/speeches!
 
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Re: English (Std./Adv.) Paper 2 [Discussion/Thoughts]

I'm doing poems in Mod A and speeches in Mod B... I really hope only 1 (max) has a prescribed.
 

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English IS FINALLY DONE FOREVER! :guitar: :biglaugh: :caffeine: :tennisclap:

Anyways, the paper wasn't that bad at all.

Module A: Julius Caesar and The Prince
Module B: Citizen Kane
Module C: Brave New World (Related Text: Divergent)
 
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Man im so glad the hamlet question was so vague.
 

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The Metropolis and 1984 question was abit odd asking about cultural conversation.

But the hamlet and art of travel questions were pretty good.

THANK GOD ENGLISH IS FINALLY OVER!!


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woohoo!! no more english forever!!

overall it was ok for me, but had to cut down on a few quotes or else i wouldnt have finished. so annoying that they gave us a massive passage from w;t in mod a
 

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SLAYED Yeats in Mod B. Didn't study whatsoever for Among School Children. I nearly cried when I saw there wasn't a prescribed poem, and did Airman, Wild Swans and Leda. Had a lot of fun with it.

Mod A (if I have this the right way around) was The Crucible for me. SLAYED. Used Hamilton the musical as my related.

Mod C was Pride and Prejudice + Letters to Alice SLAYED ME. I DIED. Good luck to whoever marks my paper.
 

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Very pleased- questions were all standard for me. Only interesting bit was Mod B for Hamlet- about empathy. I just talked about the form of the soliloquies and how they enable the audience to view into Hamlet’s mind and deeply connect with his moral paralysis etc
 

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Module A - Slayed it I felt, got 19/20 in trial so I want to maintain that or even beat that

Module B (weakest in trial) - Still my weakest but I definitely got a higher mark then I did for trial (got 16/20)

Module C - Very strong, also got 19 in trial for this one, feel like I'll get a 20, fingers crossed
 

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SLAYED Yeats in Mod B. Didn't study whatsoever for Among School Children. I nearly cried when I saw there wasn't a prescribed poem, and did Airman, Wild Swans and Leda. Had a lot of fun with it.

Mod A (if I have this the right way around) was The Crucible for me. SLAYED. Used Hamilton the musical as my related.

Mod C was Pride and Prejudice + Letters to Alice SLAYED ME. I DIED. Good luck to whoever marks my paper.
Haha yea a lot of my class in 2017 didn't study much for among school children and they specified it
 

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I feel like i did way better than my trials, the questions were interesting and mouldable to my prepared ideas.
I was sooo happy they didn't prescribe a speech too
Yea I ran out of time and had to leave out a few quotes for MOD C, but my time management always sucks anyways haha
overall im actually super happy and relieved and i will NEVER write an english essay ever again yay !!!!:skip:
 

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Overall, I honestly felt it was a bit easier than I was expecting.
The screenshot freaked a few people at my school, but having looked at the 2016 paper I was kinda prepared for it, so that wasnt too bad. Overall, my essay was decent
Was super happy with Mod B, pumped out a really good essay and didn't really have to think to much. Probably the best Mod B essay I've written actually...
Mod C has never been my favourite, but it was okay. We didnt have an ORT for trials, so writing a Mod C essay with an ORT was significantly easier, but still fairly decent I hope
Overall I'm pretty happy with how I did, so hopefully the mark is decent enough and we can move on to all the fun stuff :)

I am so glad I never have to do English again my god.

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Yikes, Usyd and UQ is definitely off the table for me. Mod B was a serious curveball chucked at me, expected something specific but I had to chuck 2/3 of my remembered quotes in the bin immediately, I struggled to figure out what it meant initially and revolved my essay around how the audiences are angry at Hamlet's indecision and the disappointment faced at the play's ending, showing a lack of empathy for Hamlet as a character. Other two questions were okay, the excerpts and 'cultural conversation' thing was a bit odd for mod a but I got my head around it.

I tip myself to bomb English, none of the essays I did I felt were as good as trials, even Mod C which is far and away my strongest unit.

Never again. at least I can actually do the subjects that I'M GOOD AT for the rest of my hsc LMAO.
 
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Lol honestly didn't slay anything all the questions threw me off
Mod A - Gatsby+Sonnets from Portuguese I only realised that I only talked about cultural contexts instead of 'ongoing' cultural contexts I'm howling will I lose marks imao
Mod A- yeah nah bro literature involving the appreciation of empathy and acknowledging the uncomfortable truth the whole question made me comfortable
Mod C - actually garbo at mod c anyway and I didn't finish my conclusion :cry:

It's ok guys English is done!!! (Unless y'all do Extension, then good luck!!!)
 

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For Metropolis how did people incorporate the still? I just used it for 3/4 of my first paragraph and talked about the destruction of corporeal agency as robot Maria seduces the modernist individual.... Did anyone go with a gender approach? Would have been interesting
 

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I talked about the recurring shapes of pyramids and triangles that were also in the still, which represent the hierarchal structure of society under exploited control and then linked context --> such shapes were prevalent in the German Art Deco Movement and also represents devolving capitalist Weimar Germany within a state with growing economic disparities between the working class and elite
 

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