Anonymous said: What ATAR did you get? And what did you get in English, I'm nervous for it I don't think I'll do well :(
atar was above 90 (i’m not going to disclose the exact number to thousands of people…).
i got over 90 for english too, but i’ve always been v good at english and didn’t really have to work hard for it. i think if you know the gist of your texts well you’ll be ok, but most of it was really just bullshitting (i didn’t even read one of the books -letters to alice- because it was so dry and boring).
i know it sounds bad, but honestly just use fancy words (make sure they actually make sense though- my vocab has always been good [lots of reading growing up] so this wasn’t difficult) and try to address what they want you to.
a good idea is to use the PETAL paragraph technique for essays (sorry haven’t done school english in quite a while, but hopefully you get the point and can do more research on this):
- Point: the point you are trying to make (e.g. the universal search for identity is an essential theme within Hamlet)
- Evidence: a quote to show this in the text (e.g. “to know a man well were to know himself”)
- Technique: some sort of language or dramatic technique used (e.g.
- Analysis: how the technique aids in demonstrating the point (e.g. Shakespeare employs Hamlet as a self-reflexive model of humanity, an ‘everyman’-like figure that confronts the audience’s notion of self)
- Link: link all the ETA jazz back to the original point (e.g. this acheives, as Victor Cahn describes, “the dramatic equivalent of a first person narrative”)
and here’s the original line/s of my essay:
Utilising the notion that “to know a man well were to know himself”, Shakespeare employs Hamlet as a self-reflexive model of humanity, an ‘everyman’-like figure that confronts the audience’s notion of self. This vital identification with Hamlet is reinforced through the restricted view of the action of the play, achieving, as Victor Cahn describes, “the dramatic equivalent of a first person narrative”.
^ don’t plagurise tho, it’s a sin bby.
good luck, hope i could help a little xxx
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