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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:28 AM

This year i am doing a repeat of higher english, i have decided to read "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. Its really short and it wont talke long to read smile.gif . So far it has lots of character and theme.... i think that it should be easy to write about.

So whats everyone else reading?

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:30 AM

I had done Fahrenheit 451... best thing about it is that you get lots of criticism online.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 04:16 PM

gd luck guys on higher english this yr
try and enjoy it
its actually quite easy if u pick the books, plays, poem u enjoy
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:39 PM

Easy?! I never ever found it easy! I wouldnt find it easy if i read winnie the pooh for my personal study!

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:57 PM

Hope everyone has fun with higher english. I done "To Kill a Mockingbird" but personally I just made an essay, done it and passed it.

I suppose if you are doing your personal study you can read it early a few times laugh.gif and then it will leave you woh less work.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:33 PM

Or you could steal an essay.

ot that i condone stealling, but for an english essay i do!! tongue.gif

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE(YIC @ Jun 3 2005, 09:57 PM)
Hope everyone has fun with higher english. I done "To Kill a Mockingbird" but personally I just made an essay, done it and passed it.

I suppose if you are doing your personal study you can read it early a few times laugh.gif and then it will leave you woh less work.

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we did that book in sg and i love it
and the good thing is if u choose to do it there are so many questions which would apply smile.gif

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:37 PM

QUOTE(johnmallan @ Jun 3 2005, 10:33 PM)
Or you could steal an essay.

ot that i condone stealling, but for an english essay i do!! tongue.gif

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well u only really need to change round a few words and it looks like your own lol smile.gif biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:21 PM

I did The Smoke Jumper - By Nicholas Evans (the dude who wrote Horse Whisperer)
its cos its like the only book where i relate to one character (not even the whole book).. but it worked and i got a gd mark!

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 02:49 PM

I did Tietam Brown, by Mick Foley, for my personal study. I wrote it while in Italy, thinking we had to hand it in after the summer. Turns out that it was something else, and I got confused sad.gif

Still... Got a good mark for my personal study. It was one of the easiest parts of the course for me.

I'd recommend picking a book that has plenty of content. Loads more to write about that way, you get marked on what you write about, not what you miss out. That way you can pick and chose what you want to focus on and its much easier. Requires a little more time on reading a book though, depends where your priorities are I guess.

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE(Paul @ Jun 3 2005, 06:39 PM)
Easy?! I never ever found it easy! I wouldnt find it easy if i read winnie the pooh for my personal study!

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With you Paul! I hate English and had to work so hard last year. I HOPE I have passed.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:31 PM

I'm doing "the Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger with regards to our personal study our school and thinking about doing the spoken responce as opposed to the written one this year biggrin.gif We have a new PT and he is overhauling the department completely (have had acting PT's for about 4 years - about 6 of them) and he thinks that the spoken responce might work out better than the written responce
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Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:39 PM

i did Trainspotting which is amazingly easy cant believe it actually passes for higher

i would defintely recommned t rolleyes.gif
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Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:41 PM

I did "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" by Faye Weldon!

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:43 PM

hey everyone! This is my first year doing higher English and for my personal study Im doing 'The Lovely Bones'! I read this book and really enjoyed it! Is anyone else doin this or have any ideas on what to focus on??
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:36 PM

Last year i read "The Reckoning" (originally called The Bones in the Womb) by Patricia Tyrell. I was crap at english, never enjoyed the subject much and I found it really hard. It was a crappy book I chose and I never finished it. For the actual essay i made up a bundle of quotes but i passed first time biggrin.gif

Do not follow my example or you wil endup with a C or a fail.

I suppose for higher english - you really need to get in to what you are reading and try and enjoy it. smile.gif




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Posted 24 August 2005 - 08:08 PM

I did 'The Woman Who Walked into Doors' by Roddy Doyle. I loved English. Try and enjoy it!

Good luck! tongue.gif

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 05:24 PM

im repeating english as well but ive already got my Units etc so wont need to do another personal study
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Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE(xx_katie_xx @ Aug 24 2005, 05:43 PM)
hey everyone! This is my first year doing higher English and for my personal study Im doing 'The Lovely Bones'! I read this book and really enjoyed it! Is anyone else doin this or have any ideas on what to focus on??
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I did that last year and focused on the way that everyone coped with death in different ways, but you could focus on the title that would have been my second choice

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:50 PM

Hi! This is my first year of doing Higher English and Im doing Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen but am a bit worried I wont produce a good essay. Anyway good luck to everyone else doing Higher English this year!!





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