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Posted 12 May 2006 - 12:57 PM

Just got back from school just now. How did everyone find the close reading paper. The 6 mark question seemed a bit of a gift at first, but now i think i messed it up.

Anybody have a link where i can find the correct anwers? Or will i need to wait for a while to find out.

Seemed to do bett er than I thought, but when August comes I will know for sure.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:00 PM

That close reading paper was a gift biggrin.gif Most of the questions were understanding which is the only question I am good at biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:01 PM

i think i may have messed up the 6 marker but i liked the analysis questions as i thought word choice was okay.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE

Just got back from school just now. How did everyone find the close reading paper. The 6 mark question seemed a bit of a gift at first, but now i think i messed it up.

Anybody have a link where i can find the correct anwers? Or will i need to wait for a while to find out.

Seemed to do bett er than I thought, but when August comes I will know for sure.


couldnt agree more

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:27 PM

The format was a gift.

The six marker was a beauty. Dead easy as long as you keep a clear mind about what they'll want. General about the specifics that the writer did, and just say what the writer said... but in less space. Easy.

I love this format because there is always a point to each paragraph. They ask many questions about what the point was, and how it was made. That is easy to identify. With novels and such things, there is no point to each paragraph really. There's just stuff that takes many more words to explain.


I'm well chuffed with this. Must've got an A. Much better than my fail last year... although I gave up after the first question last year. I was completely overwhelmed by the size of the exam. This time I was underwhlemed by the limited time I had.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:35 PM

I was amazed at how easy I found it compared to past papers I'd done! The last question was really good, too, how you only had to look at a section from each passage for 4 marks instead of the whole thing for 6. A pleasant surprise but I think it'll be reflected in higher pass marks!

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:48 PM

I hope they don't put the pass marks up too much since all you found it easy. Whats the biggest jump you can expect?
The lots of U questions were good but I ended up having to do the 2nd passage in half an hour so it's not very good. Then for the last question said I prefered the 2nd passage becuase I saw more things I could write about it the 2 minutes I had, I actually prefered passage 1 but couldn't pinpoint why quick enough.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:12 PM

That was exactly my situation actually. Exactly.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:19 PM

The 6 marker was so easy, thats 6% of my grade sorted at least smile.gif

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE(Richard_05 @ May 12 2006, 03:19 PM) View Post

The 6 marker was so easy, thats 6% of my grade sorted at least smile.gif


Im with you on that it was unusally easy, most of the paper was which makes me feel like I misread it or something!
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:26 PM

the words gift and easiest paper since 1999 spring to mind

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:38 PM

no idea where i can get the answers or answer key? suppose it is a bit early.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:48 PM

yeah, i felt a bit weird wen i came out coz ur not meant 2 find higher english easy, rite? n duz tht mean pass mark is guna b crazily high? sad.gif

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(eyecandy @ May 12 2006, 08:48 PM) View Post

yeah, i felt a bit weird wen i came out coz ur not meant 2 find higher english easy, rite? n duz tht mean pass mark is guna b crazily high? sad.gif


The pass mark can't be significantly higher as they still have to take into consideration that people generally find the essays the difficult part - regardless if good questions come up or not. But yeah i think they will raise the pass mark, i can't see it exceeding 68/69 though for an A.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 10:15 PM

I think I would have preferred a difficult paper. I was counting on those low pass marks.
How many pages did everyone write? I did 6 sides.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 12:22 AM

QUOTE(frazboy @ May 12 2006, 03:38 PM) View Post

no idea where i can get the answers or answer key? suppose it is a bit early.


The official SQA marking scheme won't be available online until September or October.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE(Allana @ May 12 2006, 09:35 PM) View Post

QUOTE(eyecandy @ May 12 2006, 08:48 PM) View Post

yeah, i felt a bit weird wen i came out coz ur not meant 2 find higher english easy, rite? n duz tht mean pass mark is guna b crazily high? sad.gif


The pass mark can't be significantly higher as they still have to take into consideration that people generally find the essays the difficult part - regardless if good questions come up or not. But yeah i think they will raise the pass mark, i can't see it exceeding 68/69 though for an A.


sad.gif right... so lemme see, say about 40 outta 50 for close reading and atleast 15 for each essay... hmmm... not looking forward to august unsure.gif xxx

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 05:12 PM

I was adding up what I thought I got on the question paper today. I'd guess somewhere like 30-37, although doing that on the 2005 paper I guessed 32-38 (I had what I'd written in front of me) and got a 40. But that was becuase I kept underestimating the analysis questions and there aren't many analysis questions to underestimate. Wish I did last years paper.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(ice_illusion @ May 13 2006, 06:12 PM) View Post

I was adding up what I thought I got on the question paper today. I'd guess somewhere like 30-37, although doing that on the 2005 paper I guessed 32-38 (I had what I'd written in front of me) and got a 40. But that was becuase I kept underestimating the analysis questions and there aren't many analysis questions to underestimate. Wish I did last years paper.


i usually add up what i think i got and give myself the minimal marks so i get a surprise, but adding up the english close reading i think i could have dropped somewhere in the region of 15 - 20 marks, so i hope im wrong!

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 08:36 PM

I think it could go 75~ for an A, since usually its 70% for one





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