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#21 NYPD

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:28 PM

How many quotes are you guys learning from each text? How do you memorise them? Any good techniques?

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 11:12 AM

Hi there, is anyone else just a tad worried about Advanced Higher English?! My school hasnt ran the course since it was SYS,so basically theyv never ran this course, and we had to find out for ourselves what was in the actual exam as the teachers only bothered to find out for themselves in Feb! The first Textual Analysis we done was in the actual Prelim,thankfully we all passed it! Is anyone else doing TA,or is everyone handed in the creative writing pieces (which we were told had to be 4 pieces,not 2, and handed in in March,not at the actual exam!) unsure.gif

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 12:01 PM

About three, haha... Eh, no I don't know.

I don't know what to do for the exam actually. We've done Shakespeare and Muriel Spark this year, two texts from each, and I really don't fancy learning quotes from all 4. =/ Hmmm.

It's cool, kids! The written part of the exam's only 30% of the grade. We're jamming!

God, I so want to be a ned.

But, in all seriousness, it's cool. Well, it will be when I get my creative writing folio done. Must get round to that. Might do that this afty actually.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:37 PM

I don't fancy learning quotes for 4 texts either but i don't want to be left without a backup either, decisions desicions.

i need to finish my folio to! a week to go and one of my pieces has to be completely changed!

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:44 PM

Oh my god, i forgot about creative writing folio - no one told me! im kaaking it - i need to revise too!

John Donne, anybody? Shakespeare?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 03:14 PM

I'm starting my creative writing folio today also. Meh, now I need inspiration for what to write about. Grrr!

Mind you, I did my dissertation in the grand total of about 3 days so I really am cramming this course. I do work hard though, just more under pressure than at a steady pace throughout the year.

How many questions do you get on Shakespeare? Is it always 3 now or was that just last years paper?

QUOTE(DJMiche @ May 6 2005, 05:44 PM)
Oh my god, i forgot about creative writing folio - no one told me!  im kaaking it - i need to revise too!

John Donne, anybody? Shakespeare?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 03:49 PM

I have no idea. I've never actually seen an English paper, so this exam will be exciting for me. biggrin.gif I'm really glad I don't need this, haha...

For one of my CW pieces I've written a story in Scots, and I've done a reflective piece on female relationships. I hope it's ok. He was trying to get me to do a drama piece, but I told him exactly where he could put that idea.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ May 7 2005, 03:49 PM)
I have no idea.  I've never actually seen an English paper, so this exam will be exciting for me. biggrin.gif  I'm really glad I don't need this, haha...

For one of my CW pieces I've written a story in Scots, and I've done a reflective piece on female relationships.  I hope it's ok.  He was trying to get me to do a drama piece, but I told him exactly where he could put that idea.

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lol. Sound like my type of girl.

I was going to right erotica just to be controversial but somehow I don't think it'd go down well. Worth it for the fame that would accompany it though lol

How's your studying going Lindsay?

I try a drama piece, it was total and utter rubbish - that's the nice self-critique.




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Posted 07 May 2005 - 07:47 PM

i thought it was only one question for each author?

i'm doing a drama peice based on a scots ballad, its not going too well. but then nothing ever does in english!

anyone else planning on doing james joyce for the exam> i fear i am the only one!

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 07:58 PM

Oh a piece based on a scots ballod? I'm intrigued.

QUOTE(arizona_night @ May 7 2005, 07:47 PM)
i thought it was only one question for each author?

i'm doing a drama peice based on a scots ballad, its not going too well. but then nothing ever does in english!

anyone else planning on doing james joyce for the exam> i fear i am the only one!

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:59 PM

it sounds far more impressive than it is.
its based on "Tam Lin" , not sure if anyone actually knows the ballad.kinda modern update, i would explain it but i don't properly understand the ballad myself so rewriting it should be fun! lol basically girls family warn her not to go near tam lin but she does anyway , then she ends up pregnant but tam lin is snatched away by a fairy queen (altho this will be changed in my version) and the girl has to help set him free so they can run away together.
might turn out alright if i can get it together.



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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:30 PM

That sounds ace.

What's your other piece going to be on?

QUOTE(arizona_night @ May 7 2005, 09:59 PM)
it sounds far more impressive than it is.
its based on "Tam Lin" , not sure if anyone actually knows the ballad.kinda modern update, i would explain it but i don't properly understand the ballad myself so rewriting it should be fun! lol basically girls family warn her not to go near tam lin but she does anyway , then she ends up pregnant but tam lin is snatched away by a fairy queen (altho this will be changed in my version) and the girl has to help set him free so they can run away together.
might turn out alright if i can get it together.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE(NYPD @ May 7 2005, 05:36 PM)
lol.  Sound like my type of girl.

I was going to right erotica just to be controversial but somehow I don't think it'd go down well.  Worth it for the fame that would accompany it though lol

How's your studying going Lindsay? 

I try a drama piece, it was total and utter rubbish - that's the nice self-critique.

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I'm still getting round to that studying carry on. I think I'm just going to sit and think, "What sort of questions could they possibly ask me about Muriel Spark?" and write down absolutely everything that comes to mind.

I can't be bothered learning quotes from 4 texts, so I'm sticking to two. I'm a rebel.

It's cool! My creative writing is going to rule and my dissertation is, erm, all right so I should pass on those two alone. The exam's just, erm, a formality. Ahem.

Am I convincing anyone? I'm not sure I'm convincing myself. =/

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 04:36 PM

Yeah, i'm the same. Not started. I'm learning 2 texts as well. We can be rebels together and hope we get good essay questions for what we've learnt.

How many quotes do you think we have to learn for each text?

This is the first year our school has taught it so the guinea pig status is starting to worry me.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:44 PM

i did muriel spark for higher and the good thing then was the wide variety of stuff you could use it for, unfortuneatly thats not so great for Ah where theres a set question.

My other piece is about a girl who commits suicide, how joyful. everyone in my class has written depressive pieces for the narrative.!

i'm thinking of just learning two texts to, if it doesn't come up then thats just tough.


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Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:30 AM

Yeah, I did Muriel Spark at Higher, too. We're big cheats.

Actually, we were in with the AH lot last year, so we'd all to do the same texts. So I'm doing the exact same as I did last year. What fun.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:28 PM

Well, kiddies?

How was it?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:39 PM

Lindsay you talk about it like you never sat it today

If i am not here i am somewhere else



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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:49 PM

i thought it was...ok. the question for joyce was good but my answer wasn't reeally up to much. i'd say it was a fair paper though.





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