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HEre is a set of AOS discovery questions I have compiled

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1. ‘Discoveries may compel individuals to affirm, or challenge, their perspectives on themselves and the wider world.’ To what extent does this statement reflect the ideas represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your own choosing?
2. ‘Discoveries can be evoked by necessity and planning, yet reveal surprising consequences.’ How accurately is this statement reflected in your prescribed text and ONE other text of your own choosing?
3. ‘A sense of wonder and curiosity can lead to significant discoveries about one’s self and others.’ Assess the way this view is represented in your prescribed text and TWO other texts of your own choosing
4. ‘Meaningful discoveries can offer opportunities to change the course of an individual’s life, physically, spiritually or emotionally.’ How is this view of discovery represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your choosing?
5. ‘Individuals cannot resist the opportunity to experience discoveries.’ Evaluate how true this statement is with reference to your prescribed text and ONE text of your choosing.
6. ‘The impact of discovery is subject to the passage of time, either diluting the consequences or permanently transforming the individual’s perceptions of the world.’ Explore this statement with reference to your prescribed text and TWO texts of your own choosing.
7. ‘The context of individuals significantly shapes their process of discovery and the discoveries themselves.’ To what extent does your prescribed text and at least ONE text of your own choosing support this view
8. ‘Discoveries inevitably lead to new perceptions of the world, new values, and new understanding of ourselves and others.’ To what extent is this view represented in your prescribed text and ONE text of your own choosing?
9. How do the texts you have studied represent the ways the experience of discovery often reveals hidden or concealed aspects of self-identity? Discuss with reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your choosing.
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10. ‘Not all discoveries are made for the first time.’
Explore the truth of this statement in relation to the texts, you have studied.
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
11. ‘Most discoveries encompass rediscovering something that has been lost, forgotten or concealed.’
To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and TWO other related texts of your own choosing.
12. ‘Discovery is a product of curiosity and careful planning.’
To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
13. ‘Discovery is a product of curiosity and careful planning.’
To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
14. You have been invited to speak at the book launch of a new collection entitled Exploring Discovery.
In your speech, explain and assess the ways in which discovery is represented in the texts included in this collection.
In your answer, you should refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
15. Texts represent discoveries as being sudden and unexpected.
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
16. “Planning rather than curiosity, necessity or wonder leads to discoveries”
Demonstrate how your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing represent this interpretation of discovery.
17. Texts may show us that the discoveries can be fresh and intensely meaningful.
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
18. How has your understanding of the emotional, intellectual and physical discoveries been shaped by the techniques used by various composers?
In your answer, you should refer to your prescribed text, and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
19. ‘Discoveries confront and provoke the individual leading to change in self.’
Discuss this statement, focusing on how composers of texts represent the concept of discovery.
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
20. Explore how discoveries can cause the individual to have a new fresh and meaningful outlook on life.
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
21. An individual’s discovery shapes the way they understand themselves and the world around them.
How is this view represented in your prescribed text, and ONE other related text of your own choosing?
22. More than anything else, discoveries lead to new worlds, values and ideas.
Do you agree? Argue your point of view.
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
23. ‘Only through discovery can an individual speculate about the future.’
Discuss this statement, focusing on how composers of texts represent the concept of discovery.
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
24. ‘An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can impact on their experience of discovery .’
Discuss this view with detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing.
25. Explore how an individual’s discovery and process of discovery can be influenced by their personal values.
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
26. “An individual’s context influences the discoveries they make and ways they make discoveries”
Demonstrate how your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing represent this interpretation of discovery.
27. The worth of an individual’s discovery evolves in response to the passage of time and interaction with their world.
In what ways is this view of belonging represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing?
28. An individual’s discovery is questioned and challenged not only by the individual’s attitude but also by the attitude of others.
How accurately does this statement reflect the ideas represented in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing?
29. To what extent has studying the concept of discovery expanded your understanding of yourself, of individuals, and of the world?
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
30. The process of discovery involves uncovering what is hidden and reconsidering what is known.
How is this perspective on discovery explored in your prescribed text and ONE other related
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31. Discovery changes our perception of human nature and the world we live in.
32. The importance of a discovery is measured by the impact is has on people.
33. The ramifications of an individual’s discovery can change their perspective of themselves and the world.
34.To discover is to be enlightened. Do you agree?
35.“The real voyage of discovery consists in not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust. Consider the quotation above and consider how perceptions of discovery vary according to personal, cultural and social contexts and values.
36.Analyse how discoveries have a meaningful impact upon a persona’s sense of self.
37.Discoveries can affirm or challenge society’s assumptions and beliefs about aspects of human experience and the world. How does this quote represent your own understanding of discovery?
38.Discovery is part of the human condition.
39.Discovery is essential; we must press forward despite the fact that history may record the specifics of the event as having a human cost
41.Whether discovering something for the first time, or rediscovering something, it is our attitude towards the process of discovery that is most important. Demonstrate how…. represent this interpretation of discovery.
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42. We discover ourselves through others. Rediscoveries can allow us to speculate upon future possibilities.
43. Discoveries allow for the process of unveiling/ discovering that which has been misplaced/ hidden.

44. The discovery process is important for the transformation of the individual. In reference to this statement, compose an essay using your prescribed text of your own choosing.
45. How does the composer of your text portray physical, creative and intellectual discovery throughout your text(s)?
46. More than anything else, discovery is about the unknown. Do you agree? Argue your point of view with close reference to your prescribed text and one other text of your own choice.
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48. “Discoveries are often evoked by curiosity and wonder, offering up new understandings of ourselves and the world we live in” Discuss this statement in relation to your prescribed text and ONE other text of your own choosing
49. Analyse how discoveries have a meaningful impact on a persona’s sense of self. In your response, refer to you prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing
50. “Discoveries can affirm or challenge societies assumptions and beliefs about aspects of human experience and the world” How does this quote represent your own understanding of discovery? In your response, make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
51. ‘Discovery is essential; we must press forward despite the fact that history may record the specifics of the event as having a human cost.’ To what extent is this statement true of the texts you have studied? You must refer to your core text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
53. How has your study of discovery affirmed or challenged widely held beliefs or assumption.s
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
54.“Discoveries can be questionable from a variety of perspectives”
How is this view of discovery represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing?
55.“The impact of discoveries is transformative for an individual”
Demonstrate how your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing represent this interpretation of discovery.
56. ‘How do one’s historical and cultural contexts influence their discoveries.’
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
57. ‘How do one’s personal and social contexts influence their discoveries.’
Discuss this view with detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing.
58. ‘Discoveries do not offer new understandings of ourselves or others.’
Discuss this statement, focusing on how composers of texts represent the concept of discovery.
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
59. “Discoveries enable us to speculate about future possibilities”
Do you agree? Argue your point of view.
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least TWO other related texts of your own choosing.
60. “Discoveries lead us to existing worlds and values yet stimulate new ideas”
How is this view represented in your prescribed text, and ONE other related text of your own choosing?
61. “Discoveries are confronting and provocative.”
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
62. ‘Discoveries do not provoke an individual and don’t force them to change..’
Discuss this statement, focusing on how composers of texts represent the concept of discovery.
In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
63. “Discoveries can only consist of the emotional and the intellectual”
Discuss in relation your prescribed text, and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
64. “Discoveries don’t need to have much importance or meaning to an individual”
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
65. “Discoveries are intensely meaningful”
Assess how your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing represent this interpretation of discover
66. Are discoveries evoked through curiosity, necessity or wonder?
Choose one of the three points and discuss it with relation to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
67. . You have been asked to deliver a speech on The Impacts of Discovery.
In your speech, explain and assess the ways in which discovery is represented in the texts you have studied.
In your answer, you should refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
68. “Deliberate and careful planning is essential for a discovery.”
To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
69. ‘Discoveries are sudden and unexpected.’
To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.
70. How do discoveries have the power to change people’s perceptions. In your response refer to your prescribed text and one related text of your own choosing
71. Discoveries can be fresh and intensively meaningful. How does this statement reflect the ideas about discovery explored in your prescribed text and at least one other related text of your own choosing
72. Unexpected discoveries may emerge from a process of planning. Explore this statement in terms of your set text and a text of your own choosing
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73. Individuals don't always discover what they were looking for. Sometimes the discoveries people make can be negative or unpleasant.
Evaluate how accurately this statement reflects the ideas represented in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing.
74. Discoveries can often be confronting and provocative, which lead to new understandings and perceptions.
Discuss this statement in relation to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
75. Discovery is essential; we must press forward despite the fact that history may record the specifics of the event as having a human cost.
Analyse the impact that discovery has on an individual and their society. In your response, make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
76. Discoveries can affirm or challenge society's assumptions and beliefs about aspects of human experience and the world.
How does this represent your own understanding of discovery? In your response, make close reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
77. Discoveries often require individuals to reconsider their perspective and develop a new understanding of the world around them.
Examine this statement in relation to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
78. Discoveries help one see the world in new ways.
Analyse this statement with reference to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
79. The process of discovering or re-discovering can stimulate or confront an individual or society.
Discuss with reference to your prescribed text and ONE other text of your own choosing.
80. It's the journey to discover, rather than the discovery itself that is significant.
To what extent is this true in light of your study of discovery? Give detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
81. Great discoveries force the individual to look at the world in new and challenging ways.
With reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing, explore the validity of this statement.
82. Good discoveries provide insight, great discoveries challenge.
Do you agree with this statement? Discuss with reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
83. Through experiences, discoveries can offer renewed perspectives of ourselves and others.
Discuss this statement with reference to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
84. Discoveries can be enlightening for the individual.
How has this perspective of discovery been highlighted in your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
85. Discovery, which may manifest itself in many ways, has the ability to greatly affect individuals and society.
To which extent does your understanding of discovery align with this view? Make reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text.
86. 'Our experiences with discovery help us make sense of the human condition.'
Analyse how a composer's use of language and structural features communicate this understanding of discovery.
87. Speculating is not enough. We must act on our beliefs and embark on new discoveries or we forever limit ourselves to becoming memories of the past.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
88. The best discoveries are those made in the silence of our own thoughts. It is how we act on these discoveries that has the potential to reshape our worlds.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
89. It is our preparedness to seek new insights into ourselves and others, no matter how small, that allows us to understand our place in the scheme of existence.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
90. I was not lost, just confused. You didn’t discover me, I always existed.
To what extent can the ideas in this statement be examined through the text you have studied and ONE text of your own choosing?
91. ‘Mistakes are the portals of discovery.’ James Joyce
How is this statement representative of the ideas you have explored in the text you have studied and ONE text of your own choosing?
92. The greatest obstacle to discovery is our own inability to confront the barriers we place before ourselves.
To what extent is this assertion represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
93. We are transformed when we embrace the possibilities we are offered, regardless of our initial misgivings about their being new, unusual or confronting.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
94. Discovery is only a discovery if it has never existed before. The truth is there are no real discoveries, just shifts in perception.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement. Explain how the idea can be argued in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
95. Curiosity and speculation are behind the most significant discoveries that have affected humankind.
How have the discoveries represented in the text you have studied and ONE other text of your own choosing affected you?
96. Discoveries are best when they are planned and organised. The last thing we want is surprises we are not expecting.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
97. Our values are challenged when we explore new ideas.
To what extent is this perspective of discovery represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
98. The ramifications of discovery are often a result of our inability to accept the responsibilities offered.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
99. Discovery is only limited by our imagination. When we do not discover it is because we are not open to speculating about ideas beyond our comprehension.
In what ways does the texts you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing challenge your imagination?
100. The world is ours, if only we grasp the possibilities it offers us. We should engage in discoveries that stimulate the mind and the soul.
To what extent do the texts you have studied least ONE text of your own choosing reflect this understanding of discovery?
101. Discovery goes beyond literally finding something new; it is our reaction to what we find that matters.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
102. ‘Once I was lost, now I am found; discovery is as simple as that’
In what ways does this statement reflect the ideas represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
103. Discoveries can be enlightening for the individual.
How has this perspective of discovery been highlighted in your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
104. Discovery, which may manifest itself in many ways, has the ability to greatly affect individuals and society.
To which extent does your understanding of discovery align with this view? Make reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text.
105. Speculating is not enough. We must act on our beliefs and embark on new discoveries or we forever limit ourselves to becoming memories of the past.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
106. The best discoveries are those made in the silence of our own thoughts. It is how we act on these discoveries that has the potential to reshape our worlds.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
107. It is our preparedness to seek new insights into ourselves and others, no matter how small, that allows us to understand our place in the scheme of existence.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
108. I was not lost, just confused. You didn’t discover me, I always existed.
To what extent can the ideas in this statement be examined through the text you have studied and ONE text of your own choosing?

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109. You have been invited to speak at the book launch of a new collection of texts entitled Discovery in Society. In your speech, explain and assess the ways in which discovery is represented in the texts in the collection. In your response, refer to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
110. You have been invited to write an article for a magazine entitled Discovery Today. In your article, analyse the ways in which discovery is represented in your prescribed text and related texts of your own choosing.
111. What do you think are the most powerful influences that impact on an individual’s sense of discovery? In your response, refer to your prescribed text and ONE related texts of your own choosing.
112. The Board of Studies is compiling a website entitled Discovering Discovery. Write a letter to the Board where you justify why your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing should be included on the website.
113. To what extent have your perceptions of discovery been influenced by the texts you have studied?
In your response, refer to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing?
114. To what degree has studying the concept of ‘discovery’ augmented your understanding of yourself and the world?
In your answer, refer to your own prescribed text and at least TWO other related texts of your own choosing.
115. How has your study of discovery changed you?
116. In what ways has your study of discovery challenged or affirmed your beliefs about human experience?
In your answer, refer to your own prescribed text and at least ONE other related texts of your own choosing.
117. ‘Discovery is essential; we must press forward despite the fact that history may record the specifics of the event as having a human cost.’
To what extent is this statement true of the texts you have studied? You must refer to your core text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
118. ‘Discovery always comes at a price’
Evaluate the relevance of this statement in relation to your prescribed text and AT LEAST ONE related text.
119. ‘Discovery is not always a good thing’
Write a speech where your argue either FOR or AGAINST this statement. In your response, refer to your core text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
120. The challenge of discovery may be resisted or embraced.
How is this explored in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing?
121. ‘Despite an individual’s desire to discover, this is not always possible’. How do the texts you have studied represent the processes and results of discovery?
122. Discovery is a struggle.
How accurately do your prescribed text and ONE related text reflect this idea?
123. Discovery creates dilemmas for the individual and their world.
Discuss this statement.
124. Discovery is essential.
Do you agree? In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
125. “The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.”
To what extent is this concept reflected in your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing?
126. The need to explore the unknown marks us as human and it is such discovery that leads to fulfillment.
After studying discovery, to what extent do you agree with this statement? In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
127. Discovery is a fundamental part of society.
Explore this statement in relation to your study of discovery. In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
128. Our desire for discovery is universal, but expresses itself in different ways.
Discuss this statement with reference to your core text and at least TWO of your related texts.
129. ‘The human spirit craves discovery’
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?
130. ‘Individuals cannot resist the opportunity to experience discoveries.’ Evaluate how true this statement is with reference to your prescribed text and ONE text of your choosing.
​131. Explore how an individual’s perception of the world influences their experience of discovery.
In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
132. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust.
In what ways does this statement resonate with your study of discovery? In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
133. Attitudes towards discovery change over time.
Analyse this statement in relation to your core text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
134. How are perceptions towards discovery shaped by personal, cultural, historical and social contexts?
In your response make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
135. We search the world for the new, not realising that it is our perceptions and attitudes, not our place, that allows for discovery.
Discuss this statement in relation to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
136. Discoveries may be questioned or challenged when viewed from different perspectives.
Explore how this concept of discovery represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing?
137. The worth of a discovery may be reassessed over time.
How is this concept evident in relation to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing?
138. ‘Discoveries may compel individuals to affirm, or challenge, their perspectives on themselves and the wider world.’ To what extent does this statement reflect the ideas represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your own choosing?
139. ‘Discoveries inevitably lead to new perceptions of the world, new values, and new understanding of ourselves and others.’ To what extent is this view represented in your prescribed text and ONE text of your own choosing?
​140. An individual’s process of discovery evolves in response to the passage of time and interaction with their world.
In what ways is this view of discovery represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing?
141. Often the process of discovery is more enlightening than any single revelation.
Demonstrate how this concept is reflected in your prescribed text and ONE related text.
142. The process of discovery is founded on the rejection of the old and the embrace of the new.
Do you agree? In your response, refer to your core text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
143. The process of discovery can provide both opportunities and disappointments.
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?
144. “One cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Andre Gide
Explain this statement in relation to your study of your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
145. ‘Sometimes you need to get lost in order to discover anything’
Analyse the relevance of this statement to the process of discovery represented in your prescribed text and related texts of your own choosing.
146. ‘The journey of discovery is often much more difficult than the discovery itself’.
Explore how your prescribed text and at least ONE related text reflect this statement.
147. Discovery is dynamic, process driven and complex.
Using your understanding of discovery, discuss the above statement in relation to your prescribed text and at least TWO related texts of your own choosing.
148. ‘Discoveries can be evoked by necessity and planning, yet reveal surprising consequences.’ How accurately is this statement reflected in your prescribed text and ONE other text of your own choosing?
​149. ‘The context of individuals significantly shapes their process of discovery and the discoveries themselves.’ To what extent does your prescribed text and at least ONE text of your own choosing support this view?
150. The process of discovery is determined not only by the choices of the individual, but also by the actions of others.
How accurately does this statement reflect the ideas represented in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing?
151. ‘An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of discovery‘
Discuss this view with detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing.
152. It is only by discovering the world that we are able to discover ourselves.
Assess the relevance of this statement to your prescribed text and at least ONE related material.
153. Relationships are key to enriching discoveries.
Explore this statement in relation to your study of discovery, making detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
154. External forces determine an individual’s experience of discovery.
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
155. ‘A sense of wonder and curiosity can lead to significant discoveries about one’s self and others.’ Assess the way this view is represented in your prescribed text and TWO other texts of your own choosing.
​156. Understanding nourishes discovery. In turn, discovery allows for understanding.
Evaluate the relevance of this statement to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
157. Discovery is about more than understanding. Discovery is about experiencing.
To what extent does this statement resonate with your interpretation of your prescribed text and other related texts of your choosing?
158. It is only through discovery that we come to truly understand ourselves and our world.
Explore this statement in relation to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
159. True discovery requires empathy and understanding.
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?
160. ‘By way of discovery, assumptions about ourselves and our world are challenged, having a lasting impact'
To what extent is this seen in your prescribed text and AT LEAST ONE related text of your own choosing?
161. The act of discovery inevitably changes the individual.
Explore the relevance of this statement to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
162. Discovery is both self-fulfilling and self-destructive.
Explain the relevance of this statement with close reference to the texts you have studied.
163. The process of discovery inevitably alters one's view of the world'
To what extent does your study of discovery support this notion? In your response, make detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE related text
164. We are enamoured by physical discoveries, but we are transformed by emotional discoveries.
By closely considering your prescribed text and related texts of your own choosing, evaluate the relevance of this statement to discovery.
165. Discoveries can have far-reaching and transformative impacts on the individual and society.
How is this concept evident in your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing?
166. It is only through embracing discovery that we encounter new possibilities.
Do you agree? In your response, make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text.
167. ‘Meaningful discoveries can offer opportunities to change the course of an individual’s life, physically, spiritually or emotionally.’ How is this view of discovery represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your choosing?
168. ‘The impact of discovery is subject to the passage of time, either diluting the consequences or permanently transforming the individual’s perceptions of the world.’ Explore this statement with reference to your prescribed text and TWO texts of your own choosing.
​169. ‘Confronting discoveries are the most transformative’
Write a speech where you argue FOR or AGAINST this statement. In your response, make detailed reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing.
170. 'Discovery is as much about gain as it is about loss'
To what extent is this seen in your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
171. People experience a sense of discovery in varied and complex ways. How is this explored in the texts you have studied?
In your response, make close reference to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
172. How do composers show us the value of discovery in a variety of situations?
In your response, make close reference to your prescribed text and TWO related texts of your own choosing.
173. More than anything else, discovery is about the new and the unexplored.
Do you agree? Argue your point of view, referring to your prescribed text and ONE related text of your own choosing.
174. To discover the new, one must relinquish the old.
To what extent is this notion evident in your prescribed text and at least ONE related text of your own choosing
175. Acceptance is the start of discovery.
Evaluate this statement in relation to the representation of discovery in the texts you have studied.
176. Rediscovery is more transformative than new discovery.
Write an essay where you argue FOR or AGAINST this statement. In your response, make close reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE related texts of your own choosing.
177. Planning is the greatest barrier to discovery.
To what extent do the texts you have studied support this notion?
178. How do the texts you have studied represent the ways the experience of discovery often reveals hidden or concealed aspects of self-identity? Discuss with reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE other text of your choosing.
http://discoveryrevision.weebly.com/practice-questions.html
179. Discoveries are inevitable, driven purely by necessity. To what extent is this reflected in your core text and least ONE other text of your own choosing?
180. Whether we are discovering something for the first time, or rediscovering something that was lost, new understandings of ourselves and others will emerge. How is this view represented in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing?
181. As well as enlightening, discoveries can be confronting. To what extent is this reflected in your prescribed text and ONE other related text.
https://thecohencurricula.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/discovery-essay-question-samples.pdf
182. Discovery is only relevant when it applies to finding or experiencing something new.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
183. Appreciating the opportunities we have to rediscover ourselves is the key to self awareness.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
184. Discovery is the process of finding ourselves, of reaching our full potential.
To what extent is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
185. Unexpected discoveries are the most interesting. They allow us to make sense of ourselves
and our connection with others.
How is this point of view represented in the text you have studied and at least ONE text of your own choosing?
186.

I have also included Dan964's link as well

https://thsconline.github.io/s/yr12/English/trialpapers_paper1.html

If any of you want to contribute any more discovery essay questions, please post in in this thread (preferably non-essay questions e.g. speeches, letters, etc and/or questions from your school trials/other sources)

Good luck to all :)
 
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"Time to write an essay for each question, yay!"


Said no one ever.
 

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"Time to write an essay for each question, yay!"


Said no one ever.
lol yeah

You've got the summer holidays to work on discovery since you've just finished it

I compiled these questions just in case anyone was interested in doing essay questions and already ran out of essay questions
 

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lol yeah

You've got the summer holidays to work on discovery since you've just finished it

I compiled these questions just in case anyone was interested in doing essay questions and already ran out of essay questions
Our school does Mod A first so yeah
 

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Ok that's just weird. Usually schools start off with AOS since it's common between both standard and advanced
I think they changed it just for us because we did prelim mod A this term so it carries over with different texts and elective
 

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My bad Al pacino is the author, not the title of the book. Whoops my bad :/
 

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The link in the OP is out of date, due to website update, the new link is now
https://thsconline.github.io/s/yr12/English/trialpapers_paper1.html

can mods please pin this post for easy access

eyeseeyou, can you please include the source of the questions (if you take any from papers, thanks);
as this will save HSC'ers doing the same question twice or so.
Thanks for the update of the new changes

Nah the mods can't pin this right way. They need to wait some time to assess the 'usefulness' of this resource to the whole community

Yeah Sure I can Dan, but not for all of them because I don't remember where I all got them from. They were all from miscellaneous sources on the internet
 
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