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1) how are y'all going to prepare for english paper 1, section II. will you be memorising a master essay, have you done this during the holidays? or simply taking in quotes/tep to write on the spot !

let me know !!
 

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memorise quotes and techniques and practice on responses

finna be a walk in the park
 

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way more worried for section I/short answers & mod c... just started sorting my analysis + quotes yesterday lmao
 

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1) how are y'all going to prepare for english paper 1, section II. will you be memorising a master essay, have you done this during the holidays? or simply taking in quotes/tep to write on the spot !

let me know !!
me memorise quotes, write an essay, and use the essay and quotes and drill answering questions. of course not memorising essay, keeping structure and flow and stuff very flexible
 

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1) how are y'all going to prepare for english paper 1, section II. will you be memorising a master essay, have you done this during the holidays? or simply taking in quotes/tep to write on the spot !

let me know !!
I'm memorising for common mod because I'm happy with the 'master' paragraphs that I've written and i'm always flexible with unseens, + common mod qs are quite general so it's easy to adapt

plus i'd rather write something that's been edited a gazillion times so all I have to worry about is addressing the question rather than writing a first draft....

you can access the top band using both methods whether you memorise or write on the spot - it all depends on your technique. i wouldn't convince anyone to do one or the other, just whichever you're more comfortable with/have practised more/gives you less anxiety - it will differ for everyone so it's your call.

in terms of short answers, i'm practising one every day
 

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I'm memorising for common mod because I'm happy with the 'master' paragraphs that I've written and i'm always flexible with unseens, + common mod qs are quite general so it's easy to adapt

plus i'd rather write something that's been edited a gazillion times so all I have to worry about is addressing the question rather than writing a first draft....

you can access the top band using both methods whether you memorise or write on the spot - it all depends on your technique. i wouldn't convince anyone to do one or the other, just whichever you're more comfortable with/have practised more/gives you less anxiety - it will differ for everyone so it's your call.

in terms of short answers, i'm practising one every day
omg ur actually a saviour i saw ur other thread post !!
how vague are you making your 'master' paragraphs and on what grounds are you writing your paragraphs, like themes ?
this is my first time w an unseen questions since prelims, as my english department have opted to either give us the question or a chance throughout the year (1/3)
but yes, memorising is my go to ! as im more confident in the exam room.
 

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omg ur actually a saviour i saw ur other thread post !!
how vague are you making your 'master' paragraphs and on what grounds are you writing your paragraphs, like themes ?
this is my first time w an unseen questions since prelims, as my english department have opted to either give us the question or a chance throughout the year (1/3)
but yes, memorising is my go to ! as im more confident in the exam room.
yes sameee, I've always done well memorising and my English department are hard markers.
I've chosen the themes that I'm most confident with and are integral to the text. i also made sure that I've addressed the module throughout all my paragraphs - human experience - motivations and behaviour - individual and community - anomalies, paradoxes, and inconsistencies
i'd say that you should be prepared to be flexible with your topic sentences because that's where you show how what you're saying in that paragraph relates to the question and thesis. needless to say, i do memories topic sentences for security, yet i find that when i get my assessments back that I've ended up automatically altering them.

the best way that you can prepare yourself for this is by practising adapting your paragraphs and themes to every question you can find. the more you practice, the more you start seeing how things link and i often do this before finalising my thesis because after a while you'll notice a pattern where a recurring idea keeps coming up.

also, if you want memorising to work then the analysis and flow of your paragraphs has to be literally perfect - get people to edit it - my biggest issue is talking about too many ideas in one paragraph so i always ask my best friend to read it and she shows me where i go off track
everyone will have a different aspect of essay writing they find difficult so you want to focus on that, whether its analysis, ideas, phrasing, linking etc.

last thing: have backup themes and quotes just in case - haven't done this one yet but you bet i'm gonna for trials
 

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yes sameee, I've always done well memorising and my English department are hard markers.
I've chosen the themes that I'm most confident with and are integral to the text. i also made sure that I've addressed the module throughout all my paragraphs - human experience - motivations and behaviour - individual and community - anomalies, paradoxes, and inconsistencies
i'd say that you should be prepared to be flexible with your topic sentences because that's where you show how what you're saying in that paragraph relates to the question and thesis. needless to say, i do memories topic sentences for security, yet i find that when i get my assessments back that I've ended up automatically altering them.

the best way that you can prepare yourself for this is by practising adapting your paragraphs and themes to every question you can find. the more you practice, the more you start seeing how things link and i often do this before finalising my thesis because after a while you'll notice a pattern where a recurring idea keeps coming up.

also, if you want memorising to work then the analysis and flow of your paragraphs has to be literally perfect - get people to edit it - my biggest issue is talking about too many ideas in one paragraph so i always ask my best friend to read it and she shows me where i go off track
everyone will have a different aspect of essay writing they find difficult so you want to focus on that, whether its analysis, ideas, phrasing, linking etc.

last thing: have backup themes and quotes just in case - haven't done this one yet but you bet i'm gonna for trials
Apologies this is slightly off topic, but I was wondering if you remember the structure of the year 11 prelim English paper? I have tried looking up past papers after the 2019 syllabus, but unfortunately couldn't find anything. Will the first paper solely test the Reading to Write module as it was common between standard and advanced? and then the second paper testing Narratives that Shape our World and the other module we are yet to study (I believe it will be Shakespeare)? Will the second paper consist of an essay of each module and then a creative or will it be shorter as it is prelim?
 

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Apologies this is slightly off topic, but I was wondering if you remember the structure of the year 11 prelim English paper? I have tried looking up past papers after the 2019 syllabus, but unfortunately couldn't find anything. Will the first paper solely test the Reading to Write module as it was common between standard and advanced? and then the second paper testing Narratives that Shape our World and the other module we are yet to study (I believe it will be Shakespeare)? Will the second paper consist of an essay of each module and then a creative or will it be shorter as it is prelim?
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from my understanding, it depends on your school so it might be a good idea to ask someone who sat the paper last year or your teacher
i know at my school it was an essay that was just on the third mod, (pride and prejudice), but I have heard of other schools where their paper covers the entire syllabus
sorry if that wasn't helpful!
 

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Apologies this is slightly off topic, but I was wondering if you remember the structure of the year 11 prelim English paper? I have tried looking up past papers after the 2019 syllabus, but unfortunately couldn't find anything. Will the first paper solely test the Reading to Write module as it was common between standard and advanced? and then the second paper testing Narratives that Shape our World and the other module we are yet to study (I believe it will be Shakespeare)? Will the second paper consist of an essay of each module and then a creative or will it be shorter as it is prelim?
when i undertook prelims in term 3, i remember that we had 2 papers and it was loosely based off of the real thing (hsc).

paper 1) short answer questions + an extended response on your class' prescribed text
paper 2) short answer questions? + an imaginative response + a reflection of this imaginative.

hope that helps ^ it may be different but that's what i recall
 

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allg
from my understanding, it depends on your school so it might be a good idea to ask someone who sat the paper last year or your teacher
i know at my school it was an essay that was just on the third mod, (pride and prejudice), but I have heard of other schools where their paper covers the entire syllabus
sorry if that wasn't helpful!
when i undertook prelims in term 3, i remember that we had 2 papers and it was loosely based off of the real thing (hsc).

paper 1) short answer questions + an extended response on your class' prescribed text
paper 2) short answer questions? + an imaginative response + a reflection of this imaginative.

hope that helps ^ it may be different but that's what i recall

Ahh I didn’t realise it differed so much across each school. So far all we know is that ours will be two papers, but I’ll definitely ask someone who sat it in the year above as to what it tested. I am really hoping it doesn’t cover the entire syllabus, but I will not be surprised if my English faculty slams us with a hsc-like paper too lol.

Thank you both for your help and best of luck for upcoming trials!
 

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