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Discovery Essay

Structures
Mrs Alrawi 2015

related text comes later • Aim to spend about 15 minutes in the exam writing about your related text .Essay Tips • Aim for 2-3 major ideas per essay (depends on how you want to attack the question) • Know all your poems thoroughly so you can make judicious choices of textual evidence • Start with a detailed discussion of your prescribed text.

Essay Tips • Always plan – your structure might change depending on the question and your thesis • Remember this is an essay about a CONCEPT not an essay about texts – your texts are evidence • The marker doesn’t want to read 2 or 3 mini-essays so. make brief remarks comparing/contrasting ideas from poems in earlier paragraphs – remember: you studied them as a suite . in later paragraphs.

our life’s work . discoveries about relationships. draw similarities and highlight contrasts • Consider the related text’s relationship to the wider context of ‘Discovery’ • Themes: self-discovery. the natural world. the end of days.’ (BOSTES. man’s place in the world. 2014) • Connect through notions of Discovery.Related text ‘…the interrelationships among texts.

Related Text FAQ’s Q: Can I choose another poem? A: You are strongly advised against this. This is your chance to shine in the exam! Q: Can I use a text that is already on the HSC Prescribed Texts List? A: Yes. consider that others may have the same idea. but you should seize this opportunity to strengthen your skills as an independent learner. so you may hinder your chances of distinguish yourself. . You should explore a wide variety of texts related to Discovery. provided it is relevant to the Area of Study. Draw your related texts from a variety of sources. However. BOSTES advises that you will not be disadvantaged by doing this. It is expected that you take responsibility for your own selection and analysis of your related text. maybe even the same study notes on that text. Your teacher may give you guidance. Q: Why don’t I just use the related text my teacher modelled? A: Try to avoid this. genres and media.

open with 1-2 sentences which contextualise your related text but do not retell it • Rich text so you have plenty to write about • Find something you like! You need to be able to write about it with passion and authenticity. one-up-the-sleeve • You may need to use 1-2 related texts according to the question requirement • A contrasting perspective or a different approach to similar ideas dealt with in your prescribed text • In your essay.Advice from the experts • Choose at 3 related texts: primary. . secondary.

even though there might not be a quote attached to it for the purpose of CTQE Recommendation: • Linear paragraph – form + 5 techniques • Integrated paragraph – form + 2 techniques for each text .How many techniques?? • This is a GUIDE ONLY • Form is counted as a technique.

Overview of Argument Body • 1 Idea 1: Poem 1 Body • 2 Idea 2: Poem 2 (with links to poem 1) Body 3 • Idea 2: Related (with links to poem 1 or 2 or both) Conc .Linear Intro • Thesis. • Brief statement about how your thesis has been proven . Texts.

Texts. • Brief statement about how your thesis has been proven . Overview of Argument Body • 1 Idea 1: Poem 1 Body • 2 Idea 1: Related text (with links to poem 1) Body 3 • Idea 2: Poem 2 (compare/contrast with poem 1) Conc .Linear 2 Intro • Thesis.

Overview of Argument Body • 1 Body 2 Idea 1: Poem 1 • Idea 1: Related text (compare/contrast to poem 1) Body • 3 Idea 2: Poem 2 • Idea 2: Related text (compare/contrast to poem 2) • Conc Brief statement about how your thesis has . Texts.Linear 3 Intro • Thesis. been proven Body 4 .

Overview of Argument Body • 1 Idea 1: Poem 1 & Poem 2 Body • 2 Idea 2: Poem 1 & Related text Body • 3 Idea 3: Poem 2 & Related text Conc . Texts. • Brief statement about how your thesis has been proven .Integrated 1 Intro • Thesis.

Texts.Integrated 2 • Thesis. been proven . Overview of Argument Intro Body • Idea 1: Poem 1 & Related text 1 Body • Idea 2: Poem 2 & Related text 2 • Brief statement about how your thesis has Conc.