2010 HSC – Good Luck!

So, as I’m writing this post – it’s 11:16pm Thursday 14 October 2010.

The night before the first English exam: Area of Study: Belonging! I’d expect most students are probably asleep, so they don’t fall asleep tomorrow in the exam.

Well, good luck to everyone tomorrow!

Just remember that:

  1. These external HSC exams are only 50%
  2. You are competing against everyone in NSW
  3. The better your school does as a whole, the more your marks get scaled – so support each other
  4. Don’t toss/burn your notes! Heaven forbid you fail Year 12. But more likely, you can pass them onto a friend/sibling in a lower year. Or if you can probably sell them on BoredofStudies.
  5. Be excited about uni, TAFE, gap year, work, or whatever you have lined up next year.
  6. Some people describe uni semesters like doing the HSC again, but every 6 months. Ouch.

On a side note, I’ll be tutoring Extension English 1: Module B: Romanticism in 2011 – which is new and shiny? Is it fun?

16 comments for “2010 HSC – Good Luck!

  1. James
    October 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks alot! Paper one was a killer today, but nothing unexpected (beside the ONE related text)

    • Kym
      October 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      There was one related text last year as well…

  2. Paul
    October 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Thanks so much for all the notes you published, it really helped me to prepare for paper 1.

  3. October 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hi there! I just spoke to my student and she said that Paper One was very straight forward and I’d like to thank you SO MUCH for all the belonging essay questions! it really helped her prepare.
    She was very relaxed about the whole thing and not scared at all, now we just have to face modules on monday!

  4. Sam
    October 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Hi, I did Romanticism this year and its great if you are doing Frankenstein in Advanced. By the way, do you by any chance know what the question was for this in the independent or catholic trials this year? Thanks for your help.

    • tutortales
      October 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm

      Ok that’s good – I’ve tutored Frankenstein a few times so that’s ok.
      Do you mean the Independent and Catholic questions for Ext Eng Romanticism or for Advanced Mod A?

      • Sam
        October 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

        oh sorry..I meant Ext eng. romanticism, thanks!

        • tutortales
          October 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm

          Sorry, I don’t have the 2010 Ext English trials. Maybe someone posted them up on BoredofStudies? TT

  5. Aydn
    October 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    This blog has been great, thanks a lot. I regret not being tutored by you though haha

  6. Tim
    October 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks TT!
    Just wondering if you knew about what raw mark one needs for a band six?
    I was hoping for a band six in English but I think I’ve blown it after yesterday. Rushed through the essay with not many techniques.

    • tutortales
      October 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      Hey Tim – sorry, don’t know the answer to that! But keep in mind external HSC is only 50% which is then adjusted according to how well your whole school does. TT

      • Mia
        October 17, 2010 at 1:25 am

        I go to a crap school! What does this mean for me then ?!

      • anon
        October 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

        ur gonna fail. lol. jks

  7. A-Lea
    October 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I just want to say, thank you so much for all these notes you’ve assembled for us 🙂 i know it helped me a lot in Paper and will do so again tomorrow

  8. hc
    October 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Romanticism is a great module, rather complex at times but enjoyable nonetheless. And yeah, it does help you understand the context of Frankenstein a lot more, but not excessively.

  9. Therese
    October 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Thankyou so much for sharing your knowledge. I really appreciate it 🙂

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