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i was wondering if people on here could tell me how should go about wiritng a base essay before i do the english exam? what question should i answer?

what were all of the questions for Donne in this year's trials?
 

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Originally posted by MoonlightSonata
"The measure of a text's greatness is its ability to transcend time."
to transcend "time and place" actually :D
 

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I didnt quite interpret that fully during the exam
the "transcend place" bit
was that like, greatness thru different contexts?
 

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Yeah, it was basically saying, even though we are in 2002 in a high school in Sydney, can we still appreciate it, even though we're not in Elizabethan england with the same values etc

ie, is Donne good in different contexts?
 

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It was the expected question frame - evaluating text's reception in different contexts is the thing to keep your eye on Enigma, the rest is just language analysis :)
 

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I had that question too.
The pity about it was because I am in a crappy advanced class where people don't know what they are doing, we didn't even discuss any of that at all!!!!
So I had no idea what to write on place.
I bodge it a lil
But it wont be good and now i am screwed for a scholarship:(
 

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Yeah, it's lucky that I clicked on to the fact that half of the topic was critics responses to the poetry just before the trial exam..... I had no idea it was so important before then!!
 

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Originally posted by Fire_and_Ice

But it wont be good and now i am screwed for a scholarship:(
your scholarship entry is based on your trials?

Originally posted by Hannah

Yeah, it's lucky that I clicked on to the fact that half of the topic was critics responses to the poetry just before the trial exam..... I had no idea it was so important before then!!
and to think i didnt even USE critics in the first Donne assessment last yr!
 

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Originally posted by MinAi

and to think i didnt even USE critics in the first Donne assessment last yr!

I know!! I got 13/15 for that assessment, and I read through it and it is sooooo shithouse!! Like, probably worse than my trial (and that's saying something!!)

Stupid fucked up english teachers *grumble grumble*
 

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Originally posted by Hannah


I know!! I got 13/15 for that assessment, and I read through it and it is sooooo shithouse!! Like, probably worse than my trial (and that's saying something!!)

Stupid fucked up english teachers *grumble grumble*
hehe I kno wat u mean =)
and hopefully none of the english teachers decide to read this forum
 

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Think they're afraid of finding out the truth..?

In all honesty, I know teachers who are at this site. None from our school, yet ;)
 

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Originally posted by MoonlightSonata


My English teachers are the smartest teachers in the school :mad:
Hehe
I know of one english teacher who does visit this site :)
yet u both share the same English advanced teacher :p

and who mite that be?
 

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Originally posted by MoonlightSonata


Yes, it is debatable, and I would win the debate.
ok, either someone with a chronic ego, or something against me...... who could that be.....

it's all open to opinion.
 

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We really should have done a MHS intro thread. Hehe.

Here's who I've seen here:

MinAi = Minai
Big Willy = Will
Hannah = Hannah
~bec~ = Bec
hurrotisrobbo = Robert (H)
MoonlightSonata = Brent
Fradam = Fradam :D
 

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Ahh Brent. My suspicions were right. I'm glad you think so much of yourself.
 

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