section 2, the essay?
I refered to 4 texts in total, The wind in the willows, 2 prescribed and Les Miserables. glad that i had the time to finish it.
Even though now to think back, I am not happy with my introduction coz i wrote the introduction that i often used relating to journey, i forgot to say how one shapes the concept of journey after studying those texts. ARGH T.T
the essay question was totally alright this year, and i think its awesome how we dont have to refer to our related texts; I always couldnt manage to finish in time if i was to write about all the texts so ya COOL
how many pages did u guys end up writing? i somehow managed to have written 12 for this section, although its really spaced out and crappy anyway
overall, i'm quite happy with this section of the paper although i think i stuffed myself up badly for the 8 mark thingo
I am worried about the creative writing question as well, I made a small research and Wikipedia indicates that a creative writing piece can be anything. I wrote like a page essay for it. But couldnt make it connect to the titles. *sighs*
For the essay i wrote 8 pages.
I chose THe Wind in the Willows, A drive in the country, OTH and Les Miserables. U GUYS?
This is often my worst section but I think I did quite well
At first I thought "Oh no!" as i ealised that none of them really seemed to fit with anything i'd done before. Just as I resigned myself to making up some waffle about the first quote, I realised I could turn the final quote into a description of raindrops in a poem I prepared earlier (i'm rather proud of it actually)
.only got 3 pages.. but.. POEM!!
, ppl keep talking about poem in their essay and how hard they are to analyse. i dont get it. the only poem i referred to was " A drive in the country". I concentrated in analysing the techniques rather than tackling the journey aspects.
well i chose china coin, immigrants at central and feliks skryzeee, ivory trail ( i only prepared one), and boston legal as supplementary text
basiclly 50% techniques analysis + 50% of linking to the question, although im worried about the stimulus booklet one since half way done the road i realised ivory trail is HARD to relate to "experiences" lol for gods sake its a bookcover so i started making things up about imaginative journeys- -
still hoping for high b5 to low b6 though
what did u guys focus on, "representation of journeys" or "experiences"? i didnt mimic the question alot though
u know like i chose 4 texts to do,
so i have 4 paragraphs for each of those,
and at the end of each paragraph i put something related to that phrase lmao. that's what i did. anyway what school u go to? my teacher's not an HSC marker so we didnt get a lot of relevant advice.
4 paragraphs each + introduction + conclution? yep that was quiet a good structure for 6 pages
i went to strathfield south high, which is a school that argues to somewhat have "expertise" in teaching esl since it used to run exchange programs with japanese high schools for a long time and it accepts tones of overseas students, despite its "pool reputation" in other areas since 2000. which school do u go to?
for past few years apprx 1% of esl students could get b6 - - although this percentage is higher than standard english....
yeah lucky i finished the conclusion. my conclusion is like short. 5 lines lol.
i went to tempe high school. and this year we only have 12 ESL students. how many do u have in your school if tones of overseas students go there?
anyway a b6 sounds miraculous for me T.T coz i know i got that 8-mark-question stuffed up.
Overseas students make up 20%~25% of my year but dont get me wrong they are very nice ppl lol sorry for misusing "tones" with negative connotation
well base on my trial, i got 6 marks deducted from journey(also stuffed up last question T_T what a coincidence 21/25, 18/20), 1 mark deducted from part 2 (19/20 20/20 lucky ))))))))))))) and 2 from listening(13/15), lol just b6 lol so lucky
so even if u stuffed up the last question u still have a chance to get into b5 and b6 lol
honesly im so worried about the 8 mark q. Even if u guys didnt write things too creative, at least it was a STORY, i.e. correct format for creative writting, then u could get 6~7/8. i was totally writting a mini journey essay with no technique analysis since it asked "to describe"
lucky if i can get 4/8, hoping to get 38~40/45 lol
i wrote a journey essay for that part as well.
wow u got 19 for telling stories? wow, can u tell me how ? lolz my essay marks are not as high as your ones. ><
and btw do u have any advice studying for the Living in the COmmunity part?
I do dialogue for Strickly Ballroom and Living in the community so sorry cant help u on telling stories
Lol maybe my teacher is not as strict as your teacher then i dont think there is disparity in terms of our performance in essay writting
well basicly my idea of living and working in the community is to....making up stuff.
you should NEVER limit yourself to the stimulus information but try to include some extra ideas so your essay is DISTINGUISHED from other similar essays- - and my teacher kind of liked my idea so he gave me optimistic marks
as a result im gona do the same thing tomorow: be innovative
oh btw my teacher told me that in the listening exam, although they tell u DO NOT START WRITTING when they play the tape, you can ignore this advice and start writting?