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More specifically, should I be reading my text for the common module in these upcoming holidays? Is it worth doing so or just focusing on other subjects?
 

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It wouldn't hurt to have a brief read of your prescribed text for the Common Module during the holidays and possibly go through some analytical notes regarding this text (while prioritising more important subjects) as this can make analysing it quite a less demanding experience because you would've gained an idea of what it covers in terms of themes/ideas/issues raised in and relevant to the Common Module in advance. Consequently, you will be able to develop and enhance your ability to incorporate the text in your responses early on :)
 

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Worth it. In my opinion, at least. You’re generally not as pressed for time in the holidays as in the school term.
Plus if you read it in the holidays, you’ll have the chance to go and re-read it in the term if you want to understand it better. Better than scrambling to finish the last 50 pages the night before an assessment, quiz, etc
 

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Yes, undoubtedly.

This is one of the most important things to do during the holidays as English texts take a lot of time to internalise and it doesn't require much effort in terms of reading.
 

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Better than scrambling to finish the last 50 pages the night before an assessment, quiz, etc
this very true. I read (like actually read) my common module text for the first time during summer holidays after term 1 of yr12, a week before task 1 was due and I didn't do well obviously. pls learn from your ancestors and do not do this, always a good idea to read/understand your texts early you will prevent many future mental breakdowns
 

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this is the phase where the year group below begins to tryhard by reading ahead and that

then when the term starts, everyone starts freaking out ahha

More specifically, should I be reading my text for the common module in these upcoming holidays? Is it worth doing so or just focusing on other subjects?
but either way man, you do you. If u wanna do it then do it ig
 

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More specifically, should I be reading my text for the common module in these upcoming holidays? Is it worth doing so or just focusing on other subjects?
Alternatively, you could read essays from previous years to get the general gist. In essence, you would read highly condensed and succinct analyses of the texts. Reading the texts themselves is fine, but rarely would you get anything so mindblowing that hasn't already been analysed by someone else.
 
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idk if its universal but our schools doing crucible and i find it really interesting especially considering book context + author context :( im also just overall trying to hype it up for myself because i find that helps me in memorising stuff better lol idk
 

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idk if its universal but our schools doing crucible and i find it really interesting especially considering book context + author context :( im also just overall trying to hype it up for myself because i find that helps me in memorising stuff better lol idk
Ayyyy we’re doing the crucible too! I haven’t started reading it yet though, but from what I’ve heard it’s interesting
 

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