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Is the only way for students to get high marks in an imaginative through memorisation?

If so what do students memorise that allows them to adapt it to the question?

Thanks in advance fellow BoSers!
 

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I'll probably have two pieces (one imaginative and one persuasive since they're the extremes) up my sleeve under the umbrella of the power of words since that's essentially the focus of the module, with links to the short texts we studied in class. Even if the question turns out to be inflexible, find a way to force feed the good sentences with some tweaking and hope for the best.
 

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Thats what I did for trials. I memorised 2 discursive and persuasive essays each, as well as a couple really nice and creative phrases.

On the day of the exam I wasn’t able to write down exactly what I remembered as the essay question was different, but instead I was able to write a really beautiful combination of everything I memorised.

and it worked out well in my favour! I
 

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Thats what I did for trials. I memorised 2 discursive and persuasive essays each, as well as a couple really nice and creative phrases.

On the day of the exam I wasn’t able to write down exactly what I remembered as the essay question was different, but instead I was able to write a really beautiful combination of everything I memorised.

and it worked out well in my favour! I
I'll probably have two pieces (one imaginative and one persuasive since they're the extremes) up my sleeve under the umbrella of the power of words since that's essentially the focus of the module, with links to the short texts we studied in class. Even if the question turns out to be inflexible, find a way to force feed the good sentences with some tweaking and hope for the best.
Thank you deadofwrite and B1andB2 for your quick responses. I'm honestly surprised this is what it takes to do well in Mod C. Does NESA really expect us to come up with band 6 responses off the cuff?
 

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Thank you deadofwrite and B1andB2 for your quick responses. I'm honestly surprised this is what it takes to do well in Mod C. Does NESA really expect us to come up with band 6 responses off the cuff?
your response for mod C doesn't have to be a band 6 level for you to get a band 6 in english. The other modules can definitely compensate for a mark that's not as good in mod C, so i don't think it's too much to worry about it. A lot of students will have a significantly weaker mod C response anyway.
 

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your response for mod C doesn't have to be a band 6 level for you to get a band 6 in english. The other modules can definitely compensate for a mark that's not as good in mod C, so i don't think it's too much to worry about it. A lot of students will have a significantly weaker mod C response anyway.
Exactly. Personally my strongest suit isn’t essay writing, as Im not good at writing analytical essays, however I make up for it with my creative writing and unseen texts (Im pretty good at those two).
 

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Is the only way for students to get high marks in an imaginative through memorisation?

If so what do students memorise that allows them to adapt it to the question?

Thanks in advance fellow BoSers!
Thank you deadofwrite and B1andB2 for your quick responses. I'm honestly surprised this is what it takes to do well in Mod C. Does NESA really expect us to come up with band 6 responses off the cuff?
off the cuff is definitely doable.
 

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off the cuff is definitely doable.
Yes, but let's get real no one goes in without pre-existing ideas they use and meld to the question. Doing it on the spot I can't imagine getting above a 19/20 unless you're the next Orwell. Also is it just me or does anyone else neglect persuasive? I've been told if a persuasive is ever specified I can just use my discursive and make it in a higher modality but my discursive ideas are really hybrid with creatives in the sense it uses a lot of imagery and extended metaphors. If a persuasive ever comes up, I pray it's an issue I am emphatic about.
 

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