Posts Tagged ‘Area of Study’

Discovery Paper 1 Essay Questions

So you have been asked to write an essay. Easy! You are supposed to be getting ready for an exam or a speech and then go to the NESA… formerly and infamously known as the dreaded BOSTES website. Teachers and ex-students alike have told you that in order to do well in the first half…

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What is Discovery for HSC English Essays

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What is discovery? This question really does not need to be very perplexing. It is a word. It is about finding things. That is as complicated as it needs to be. Here is a complete breakdown of the Area of Study Discovery concept. If you are unsure about any term search for definitions. Do not…

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More Practice Exams-Area of Study

More Practice Exams Area of Study

With English Paper One, it is important to practice as many exam-style questions as you can. The English exams are NOT memory tests-there is no prescriptive syllabus, and the board of studies can, and will, ask you anything about the topic you have studied. You should be trying to remember important quotes, techniques and ideas,…

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HSC Notes from the Marking Centre

HSC Notes from the Marking Centre

We all have a lot to learn from other people’s mistakes. Following on from this notion, each year the board of studies publishes a document with markers comments that give general feedback and provide some insight into what the markers will be looking for in your responses. Here are some helpful links to the markers…

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Module A: Elective 1- Exploring Connections

HSC English Module A Elective 1 Exploring Connections

The first elective in module A focuses on the connections between texts and the benefits of looking at connections between texts that exist across time. The syllabus states that students will explore “meanings of a pair of texts and how they can be shaped and reshaped by considering the nature of the connections between them.”…

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