The one tip to boost your essay 💁‍♀️

Ther are lots of different things you will get told and taught to improve your essay.  Use more evidence  Incorporate higher order literary techniques  Develop a stronger thesis  Write more  Do these sound familiar to you? Even though I can’t hear your response, I...

How to Write a Band 6 Response for a Module C Reflection ✅

There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong way of approaching your reflection. Rather, what you should focus on is including the elements set out below and then you will be in on your way. Be sure to maintain paragraphs that contain a certain idea that your express with...

What’s in a mark?

You’ve just received your mark back on your latest assessment. It’s not quite what you are after. You may be in Year 11 and after maintaining solid marks throughout your junior years, this seems to be a dip in results.   But a number is just a number. Unless we...

Wait, what’s a thesis again?

And then all the other questions that go with it…where does it go? What does it do? Isn’t it the same as topic sentence? Do I include it in my conclusion? Ah, the list goes on.   Well let’s try and give some insight to better understand what it is...

Module C Texts – how do we use them?

A very good question. Glad you asked.   Whilst this is generally aimed towards the HSC course for Standard and Advanced English, what we share can also be applied to students completing their preliminary studies in the Reading to Write module.   So, let’s get on...

To Memorise or not to Memorise…That is the question…

Shakespeare put the original question to us in Hamlet when Prince Hamlet poses to audiences in a dramatic speech, “To be, or not to be”.   That question seems to resonate as we prepare to write essays on his timeless pieces of literature as we are now...

How does the rubric for English help with my thesis?

Hello all as we share with you our comments about thesis writing… Whenever you start a new module for any of the English courses, the first thing to do is have a look at the rubric. Don’t know where to find it? Navigate yourself through the NESA website here:...

In the nick of time… 

You’re in the exam and there are multiple sections. Each of them different. Multiple choice followed by short answers finishing with an extended response.    You’ve studied and know your content but how do you use the time given to your advantage? How do you split...
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