What is your problem? Have you ever thought that everyone has their own styles and ways of learning? So the majority of people on this thread preferred to go into the exam room prepared with a super essay which enabled them to be comfortable with the question and mould an easy answer. I think, seriously, that their way is better than yours. They did their THINKING at home - made a serious plan and outline, rather than wasting time finding LINKS.Carnivour said:haha this thread makes me laugh. I guess i should be fairly proud of not ever, ever memorising an english essay, including the HSC, and getting 97.
what is the fucking NEED to memorise? what happened to actually THINKING??? its only a matter of looking at a text and being able to see links.
i fucking hated english all of my highschool life, i barely survived the HSC english advanced classes, did not do any english extensions, and then i see people who got low 90s in advanced get high 40s in extensions, and that makes me sad because i know i would have nailed the "extensions". ah well, like someone said, the HSC is a game, and i played that part of it wrong.
by the way, english is my 3rd language. booyah.
To memorise a super essay, one needs to be able to study their texts very well, actually BOTHER to write essays again and again, so as to MAKE a perfect one, and then, by doing several exam questions, know how to mould each to what's being asked. You're not the only one who 'barely survived'. You may have a natural flair (English doesn't need to be a third, fourth or thirty seventh language to be good at), but these people worked thier asses off with what they had.
Its your loss that you didnt do the extensions, boohoo. You don't know that you would have nailed them - but guess what, they did. Even with their 'low nineties' in advanced.
Its your loss, so dont complain.
To the threadstarter, I got 95 and I'm fairly proud of working hard and making super essays before hand.