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Anyone else doing this unit?
Really not looking forward to the research essay...it could be anything
I'm doing Literature - Der gute Mensch von Sezuan by Bertolt Brecht
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23rd non?
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quite right!
my bad, how do I change that?
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Yh I am doing it. I'm quite confident about it. Hoping for an A*. The research topic I have chosen to write about is Geografische Region (Frankfurt Am Main).
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I'm doing a film, 'Goodbye Lenin'.

I cannot wait for this exam to be over. Now I nee dto go and revise my vocab for the film, my vocab for the discursive essay and practice some translations!

By the way, is it safe to just revise one of the topic areas for the discursive essay? Will there be a question for all the topic areas? ie: youth culture, health, environment, education?
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I'm doing a film, 'Goodbye Lenin'.

I cannot wait for this exam to be over. Now I nee dto go and revise my vocab for the film, my vocab for the discursive essay and practice some translations!

By the way, is it safe to just revise one of the topic areas for the discursive essay? Will there be a question for all the topic areas? ie: youth culture, health, environment, education?
I think there is always one on the environment..but yeah seeing as there are always 4 questions, 1 per area
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I think there is always one on the environment..but yeah seeing as there are always 4 questions, 1 per area
What was the question on the literature side of this exam, and did you find it easy or hard if you dont mind me asking?
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What was the question on the literature side of this exam, and did you find it easy or hard if you dont mind me asking?
It was about an "event" (Ereignis), personally I'd never heard of the word before, so I wrote about the development of a character and his turning point to better morality, so I hope that's tenuously-linked enough
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Okay thanks for letting me know,I'm doing this same exam except its for spanish im hoping for a good paper, good luck with your exam
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How did people find it?
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How did people find it?
I thought it was a fair paper!
The discursive titles could have been perhaps a little better I thought.
The literature question was brilliant, loved it
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^^ Really
I thought that question was a little hard to answer - you did Brecht didn't you.
I did the last discursive question and I thought that one was good but the literature - I'm not sure how I did
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^^ Really
I thought that question was a little hard to answer - you did Brecht didn't you.
I did the last discursive question and I thought that one was good but the literature - I'm not sure how I did
I should've done that one, but I did the eine Sprache, ein Europa one...thought it was a bit iffy but yeah.
Yeah I did Brecht - basically choose the last scene of the play and discussed how it ties in with Brechts messages and all that. We'd done a mock on "choose a scene and discuss it's importance" in class so I tried to recite as much as I could!
I'm wondering what the grade boundaries will be?
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I thought the translation was MUCH easier than the old style papers. I actually loved it, despite sleeping in and turning up half an hour into the exam! I died when I woke up! Had planned to get up early and learn loads more vocab, but that failed! :P Mind none of the vocab I learned for my discursive essay ( thought there'd be one on environment/tourism) came up in a question! I did the one on "One should stay in their country". Was alright, but my literature essay was stronger! Actually LOVED it!!!
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Wow lucky
Did the event have to be a big thing - because I simply chose Shen -Te's decision to invent Shui-Ta and how it affected the play, the point of the doppelrolle/personenspaltung and what Brecht wanted to say
I really don't know how relevant my answer was to be honest
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Wow lucky
Did the event have to be a big thing - because I simply chose Shen -Te's decision to invent Shui-Ta and how it affected the play, the point of the doppelrolle/personenspaltung and what Brecht wanted to say
I really don't know how relevant my answer was to be honest
It did seem weird, luckily the film I looked at 'Goodbye Lenin', was set around the fall of the Berlin wall, so i wrote about how the author used a character to show how westernisation after the fall ruined people and how he used a scene to show the scale of this westernisation, both used to show how important this event in for film was.

I hope that answers the question! lol:p:
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Didn't anybody do 3a)? Is about whether tourism is important for a certain region in Germany and the attractions it has got to offer.
I wrote about Cologne
It was hard though to write less than 270 words I think :/
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Wow lucky
Did the event have to be a big thing - because I simply chose Shen -Te's decision to invent Shui-Ta and how it affected the play, the point of the doppelrolle/personenspaltung and what Brecht wanted to say
I really don't know how relevant my answer was to be honest
I did the last scene + epilog, because it's where Shen Te admits that she has an Alter-Ego...and that the gods disappear, so the epilogue too gives the audience an open ending (example of deus ex machina), implies communism is a solution (brecht association with communism began in 1919) but it's not made explicit.
I did refer to scene 2, i.e. Shui Ta's first appearance but I wouldn't've been able to write more than 240 words tbh...I just knew the gerichtslokal scene and epilogue really well!
So long as you tied in Brechts message, i.e. that one can't be good in a capitalist/corrupt world and survive...then I'm sure you've done fine!
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That's a really good idea - the other person in my class did that scene too.
I should have thought of that but for some reason I just thought I had to write about something early on because Verlauf = progression so I thought I thought the event had to impact the plot oh dear.
I did talk about Brecht's message quite a bit though so hopefully I'd get marks for research.
Btw did we have to do a bibliography because I didn't
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What kind of things did people put for the translation.
I definitely got the - what else could be done bit wrong
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