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Area of Study practice essay questions

Does anyone have any practice essay questions on the AOS (belonging)? Need a list of three or four questions urgently! (practice for an upcoming assessment)
 
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Belonging relies on both conformity and individuality. What is your view? Compose a persuasive response with reference to the prescribed text and 2 other related texts of your own choosing.

You will be assessed on:
- Understanding of the concept of belonging.
- Using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context.
- Having an in depth analysis of textual themes, techniques and contexts.

(15 marks)



The above is purely made up.

Hints: it's all about techniques, audience: BOS markers (academics), purpose: to discuss/argue/persuade/convince, context: formal language, where do you stand? conformity? individuality? both? none? etc, provide why/how (reasons, techniques) to support opinions/ideas, be succinct, intergrate thesis into response i.e. what are thoughts in relation to belonging?/how do these relate to the statement within the question?

You have 1 hour to compose this. You can use the copies of related texts you have. - Just to be a bit nicer than the HSC exam.


Other questions:
- Belonging to a certain entity is the result of a particular identity. Discuss. As above, etc.
- Belonging is dynamic, process driven and complex. Using the concepts of journeys and change, create an argument which synthesises the three concepts mentioned above. As above etc.
- Belonging can be self-fulfilling and self-destructive. Explain the relevance of this statement with close reference to the texts you have studied.




The questions are a bit shabby but it's a start.
 

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Here's a creative response question:

"He is the eternal alien, the outsider." --- Use this as the key idea for a narrative on the concept of belonging.
 

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Essay Topics

I have been unable to obtain any essay topics relating to the new AOS belonging; from either my school or the internet. I am keen to write some practice essays in the coming months and am curious as to what topics other people have been given/found.

The topic of our first assessment was: Belonging is an instictvie human need in all of us.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Gdaddy said:
I have been unable to obtain any essay topics relating to the new AOS belonging; from either my school or the internet. I am keen to write some practice essays in the coming months and am curious as to what topics other people have been given/found.

The topic of our first assessment was: Belonging is an instictive human need in all of us.

Thanks in advance.
With your topic, I suggest you be specific and create a thesis statement which is related but not identical to the topic.

E.g. While belonging remains an essential human need, instincts can be abandoned due to the strong external influences of society. This results in belonging in a way which meets normative expectations and deserts personal ideology.

So the thesis in this case could be: "Belonging is construct controlled by society."
 

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Strong human spirits are essential for belonging. What is your point of view? Write a persuasive response with reference to your prescribed text and at least TWO related texts of your own choosing.
 

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'The need to belong marks us a human and it is such connection that lead to fullfillment'.

To what extent do you agree with this statement after having studied the concet of Belonging?

In your answer refer to your prescribed text and at least TWO texts of your own choosing.

lol this is our english holiday homework :)
 

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"Our desire to belong is universal, but expresses itself in different ways." You must evaluate which one out of your core text and two prescribed texts best explores this idea.
 
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"Belonging is imposed from without rather than within. Discuss"
 
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"Belonging is a struggle". Discuss this statement to reference to the prescribed text and at least 2 texts of your choosing.

^ english hw.
 

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HW:

1. [FONT=&quot]Belonging to a community or group has a significant impact on an individual’s sense of self

Assessment
2. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]“Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.”


[/FONT]
 

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Our first assessment question was:

"In our quest to belong we will experience both opportunities and disappointments."

Is this your observation in the texts you studied?


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"we search for a place to belong, not realising that it's our perceptions and attitudes and not the place that allow us to belong."
How does this statement show in the texts you have studied?
Reference to the prescribed texts and at least 2 texts of your choosing.
 

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try asking your English teachers, i'm sure they'd love that you want to write practice papers =)
 

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How are perceptions of belonging shaped by personal, cultural, historical and social contexts?

You can use the syllabus itself to come up with some more questions:
(http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/english-prescription-09-12.pdf)

Perceptions and ideas of belonging, or of not belonging, vary. These perceptions are shaped within personal, cultural, historical and social contexts. A sense of belonging can emerge from the
connections made with people, places, groups, communities and the larger world. Within this Area of Study, students may consider aspects of belonging in terms of experiences and notions of identity, relationships, acceptance and understanding.

Texts explore many aspects of belonging, including the potential of the individual to enrich or
challenge a community or group. They may reflect the way attitudes to belonging are modified over time. Texts may also represent choices not to belong, or barriers which prevent belonging.
Perceptions and ideas of belonging in texts can be constructed through a variety of language modes, forms, features and structures. In engaging with the text, a responder may experience and understand the possibilities presented by a sense of belonging to, or exclusion from the text and the world it represents. This engagement may be influenced by the different ways perspectives are given voice in or are absent from a text.

In their responses and compositions students examine, question, and reflect and speculate on:

• how the concept of belonging is conveyed through the representations of people, relationships, ideas, places, events, and societies that they encounter in the prescribed text and texts of their own choosing related to the Area of Study
• assumptions underlying various representations of the concept of belonging
• how the composer’s choice of language modes, forms, features and structures shapes and is shaped by a sense of belonging
• their own experiences of belonging, in a variety of contexts
• the ways in which they perceive the world through texts
• the ways in which exploring the concept and significance of belonging may broaden and deepen their understanding of themselves and their world.
 

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these are random questions i found from here and there:

1. The need to belong marks us as human and it is such connections that lead to fulfilment.
After studying belonging, to what extent do you agree with this statement? In your answer refer to your prescribed text and two text of your own choosing

2. To what extent do different groups to which we belong define who we are you’re your answer refer to your prescribed text and two texts of your own choosing.

3. Membership of any group requires obedience. Rules and conventions are the cornerstone of acceptance.
What is the relationship between belonging and rules? In your answer refer to your prescribed text and two texts of your own choosing.

4. Belonging is not always a good thing. What disadvantages are there for individuals and society in belonging? In your answer refer to your prescribed text and two texts of your own choosing.

5. Claude Levi Strauss once said ‘being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, society, a country and a civilization’ explain this statement with close reference to your prescribed text and a variety of supplementary texts of your own choosing in 1000-1500 word essay

6. To what degree has studying the concept of ‘belonging’ augmented your understanding of yourself, of others, and of the world?
In your answer, refer to your own prescribed text and at least three other related texts of your own choosing.

7.’depsite an individual’s desire to belong to a group or community, this not always possible’
How do the texts you have studies represent the processes and results of belonging and/or not belonging?

8. You have been invited to speak at the book launch of a new collection of texts entitled belonging in our society.
In your speech, explain and assess the ways in which belonging is represented in the texts in the collection

9.’belonging to a community of group has a significant impact on an individual’s sense of self’
Discuss this statement, focusing on how the composers of the texts you have studies represent belonging

10. ‘Belonging to a group or community can provide opportunities and disappointments’ to what extent do the texts you have studies support this idea?

11.’more than anything else, belonging is about finding a sense of place in the world’
Do you agree? Argue your point of view, referring to the texts you have studied

12. You have been invited to write an article for a teenage magazine called youth and belonging.
In your article, analyse the ways in which belonging is represented in the texts you have studied.
 

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This is what we got given in class the other day -
Sample Belonging Questions from various classes
For all questions below, you should add the following instruction; In your response refer to your prescribed text and at least TWO texts of your own choosing. Remember that you need to talk about at least two texts of your own choosing.
Also, it’s a useful exercise to group questions on belonging to try and see the kinds of things different types of questions may ask. These are grouped below. You should have a genera thesis prepared, in case the markers ask a general question but also be ready to respond to a more specifically focused question. It is worth reading the introduction to belonging in the prescriptions document again to see if you have covered all the issues.
Form your own thesis questions
1. How has a study of belonging deepened your understanding of the concept?
2. How is the notion of belonging or not belonging represented in your chosen texts?
3. How has belonging been represented in the texts you have studied?
Personal Response – form your own thesis
1. To what extent has studying the concept of belonging expanded your understanding of yourself, of the worls, an dof your place in it?
2. How has your study of belonging changed you?
Form your own thesis – in a particular genre question
1. Write a speech for a year 12 study retreat which is to be held before the trial exams. In your speech refer to your prescribed text and at least TWO related texts of your own choosing.
2. It’s the night before the half-yearly examination and your friend has called you to talk about paper one. Write the transcript of your conversation, in which you both share your ideas about belonging.
Form your own thesis in response to specific issues
1. ‘Relationships are important in finding a sense of belonging’. Disuss in relation to your study of belonging.
2. ‘Belonging creates dilemmas’ discuss this statement in relation to your study
3. ‘the human spirit craves a sense of belonging’. To what extend do the texts you have studied support this idea?
4. ‘Belonging is dependant on the perspective of the individual’. Discuss this statement with particular focus on how the composers of texts represent perceptions of belonging.
5. ‘our lives are shaped by our sense of belonging’ discuss the extent to which belonging chapes our lives.
6. Not belonging is a far more difficult road to travel than that of belonging’. How does your prescribed texts and TWO other texts of your own choosing explore ideas of belonging and not belonging?
 
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Beloning is a fundamental part of society. Discuss this idea with reference to the core text and with at least two of your related texts
 

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