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hi there

i was wondering whether anyone could explain how to put in context into a discovery essay? i am supposed to put it into the 2nd sentence per body paragraph but i am strugglin without any examples haha

Anyone response will be greatly appreciated!!!! :)

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It depends on what context you are talking about, if you want to give context within the story, you could go: The character, after undergoining this journey, asserted...., or if you want to give context to the author, you might go, through reflecting on [insert author]'s cultural heritage, the author highlights.... (a discovery concept)

Hope this helps and clarifies stuff for you a bit
 

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Strawberrye's advice is incontestable. You've got a knack for this sort of thing. Thank you for this and other guides.
 

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Hi,

Do you have any advice/methods for improving vocab? When it comes to exams i dont go very far with using very complex/technical wording.
I've heard that its not only to indicate sophistication but it should be used in a way to be succinct.

What words would be good to have at your disposal in consideration to being berief and sophisticated?

Any response is great!

Thanks :D
 

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Hi,

Do you have any advice/methods for improving vocab? When it comes to exams i dont go very far with using very complex/technical wording.
I've heard that its not only to indicate sophistication but it should be used in a way to be succinct.

What words would be good to have at your disposal in consideration to being berief and sophisticated?

Any response is great!

Thanks :D
Hi there,
Great question, to be honest using complex and technical wording doesn't help you achieve better marks because in English, the more straightforward you are the better in the sense you can explore complex ideas with simple words. Hence the better question is to ask how you can improve your written expression skills rather than necessarily adding unnecessary verbosity to your writing. It is very hard to give you an exhaustive or comprehensive list of words that are brief and sophisticated, because at the end of the day, it depends on the situation those words are being put in. Definitely have some connective words at your disposal, things like 'moreover, therefore, additionally, in contrast, similarly, comparatively, congruently etc" and definitely try to use synonyms WHERE APPROPRIATE, for example, in discovery, alternate words for this word includes 'exploration, navigation, journey etc"

In general, when you read novels, you could note down sentences with great expression/description and use it as a reference or inspiration when you write creatives because over time you will learn to write like those writing you wish to emulate. Best of luck :)
 

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Hi there,
Great question, to be honest using complex and technical wording doesn't help you achieve better marks because in English, the more straightforward you are the better in the sense you can explore complex ideas with simple words. Hence the better question is to ask how you can improve your written expression skills rather than necessarily adding unnecessary verbosity to your writing. It is very hard to give you an exhaustive or comprehensive list of words that are brief and sophisticated, because at the end of the day, it depends on the situation those words are being put in. Definitely have some connective words at your disposal, things like 'moreover, therefore, additionally, in contrast, similarly, comparatively, congruently etc" and definitely try to use synonyms WHERE APPROPRIATE, for example, in discovery, alternate words for this word includes 'exploration, navigation, journey etc"

In general, when you read novels, you could note down sentences with great expression/description and use it as a reference or inspiration when you write creatives because over time you will learn to write like those writing you wish to emulate. Best of luck :)
Thanks heeaappss =]
 

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Any questions related to discovery, please feel free to ask :)
 

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Hey Strawberry!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your extensive post. I found this thread extremely useful in my preparations for starting the AoS topic for English next term. Cheers buddy!!
 

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BUMP for the 2017ers :) May you all discover your own passion for English :)

And for the 2016ers reading through this thread-I wish you all the best of luck for your upcoming HSC exams-remember you have worked hard throughout this year and this is your time to shine :) Give it all you have and rest well knowing you have given it your best shot :) Don't panic in the exam-plan, read, think about the rubric, and write legibly and quickly-have confidence that you can do it (the last point is actually the most important)-because I have confidence in all of you and I genuinely wish you all the very best :)
 

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And now you have neglected to answer this lol-doesnt matter (just joking)

Wishing everyone all the best for their HSC exams :)

I might be wrong on this but I'll give it a shot


At apprxoximately 1 minute, there is a piece of paper which flies in the woman's face and the man "discovers" that there is lipstick on this (i.e. sudden/unexpected discovery and I guess the emotional discovery that the man is feeling "in love")

Emotional discovery of the woman leaving him as he is upset

At 1 minute 54 seconds, the physical discovery of him realising that she lived in the apartment opposite to his workplace

At 2mins 7 seconds, the rediscovery of her lipsticks initiates a catalyst to sending her some paper to get his love message across (through flying paper planes across the building)

Physical discovery of the plane flying down but not flying across as his love messages can't get to her

Emotional discovery of the woman leaving and him getting upset

Discovery of the last paper being on the mailbox

Discovery of all the paper planes (at 5mins 3 seconds) clinging onto him (the paper planes is a symbolism of his love for her)

Discovery of a flying paper plane (from the woman's perspectives) which leads him to her

Discovery that there is always hope in the most unfavorable situations
 

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ive got my first assessment coming up in a week and this is really useful!!

bump :))
 

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Did you guys make notes for Discovery? Also what's a good related text for Life of Pi?
Thanks peeps
 

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Did you guys make notes for Discovery? Also what's a good related text for Life of Pi?
Thanks peeps
You don't really make notes for discovery. All you need to know is the rubric back to front and know how the concept of discovery is represented in and through texts and how well you manipulate it

For life of Pi, you can do any of the following: http://discoverysquad.weebly.com/possible-related-texts-for-life-of-pi.html

When choosing related texts, I think it's crucial that you make sure that your related text fits the whole rubric perfectly (i.e. matches every single discovery dotpoint) just in case that the essay makes you talk about a discovery dotpoint you haven't focused on
 

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