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    thankyou, yes it does make sense..pretty obvious i suppose!
    i've noticed a link between text 2's reference to nature and it determining the Aborigine's pilgrimage and perhaps the fact that in Text 1, they are both relying on Godot to show himself..maybe for them pursue their own journey? Just a thought..
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    (Original post by smincake)
    thankyou, yes it does make sense..pretty obvious i suppose!
    i've noticed a link between text 2's reference to nature and it determining the Aborigine's pilgrimage and perhaps the fact that in Text 1, they are both relying on Godot to show himself..maybe for them pursue their own journey? Just a thought..
    Wow, brilliant thought! Could be another sub under travel, perhaps on what people depend to travel? :cool:

    Just though, in text 3, aren't atts & vals conveyed when it writes;
    "The hajj is incumbent on every muslim who is physically and financially able to make the pilgrimage, but only if his absence will not place hardshops on his family". Thus, the religion respects the fact that people need to live, and values the value of money and its importance for people to survive. Though, whose atts & vals are these? The religions, not the Britannica's?

    Gah!
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    O man! Hate the pre release material!! finding it really difficult! Got a feeling the unseen texts will be a poem or transcipt and a Shakespeare extract.....AQA love throwing in the Shakespeare! AHHHHHHHH!!! :mad:
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    GRRRR, this isn't fun! The practise ones weren't ever this weird.
    I would suggest googling the author of text 2, Mudrooroo, as it reveals something about the texts purpose. Basically its a pseudonym for Colin Johnson. Still don't see how Text one links to travel in any way. Also i think Text 5 would come more into a category of 'journeys as something to sell'... maybe. Another possible unseen would be a advert for a journey, iI think AQA's done that before.
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    (Original post by xxlil_ladyxx)
    O man! Hate the pre release material!! finding it really difficult! Got a feeling the unseen texts will be a poem or transcipt and a Shakespeare extract.....AQA love throwing in the Shakespeare!
    AHHHHHHHH!!! :mad:
    What are you specifically finding difficult?
    I'm not so bad at the synoptic so willing to help anybody!
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    isn't at least one of the unseen texts a transcript because i have always had a transcript in my practice papers. i also think the other unseen will be a poem because the are usually short enough for pupils to analyse in the time given. I thought at first that the theme was the road as it could have been literally the road as in a strip of land connecting two or more place or a road as in a way or means to achieve something for example 'road to freedom'? but i think personal journeys is much more likely.
    ps/ this is the best thread ever!
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    I just picked mine up.
    I like....
    don't know where to start
    it looks really hard compared to the past expamples (magic/drems/monsters/jobs/childhood/fame) I've done

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    Hi,
    I have to say this pre-release material looks really hard! But at least it has a clear theme running through it. I hate NTB6! We had a rubbish teacher who got suspended! So I'm not looking forward to the exam!
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    (Original post by GoldStar)
    Hi,
    I have to say this pre-release material looks really hard! But at least it has a clear theme running through it. I hate NTB6! We had a rubbish teacher who got suspended! So I'm not looking forward to the exam!
    me either

    have u started researching the texts
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    I've just started doing text 1- it's pretty weird- but there's loads about it on wikipedia
    I think there could be another sub-theme in there about wanting to travel to get away from the boredom of everyday life. In Godot- the play is about them being bored waiting for Godot (which could mean god)- which is why they're thinking about commiting suicide. The other texts rae all about travel and getting away from normal life too.
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    im gonna make some notes on what i think n il post it up tomorrow...we doin a proper analysis of the texts
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    theme
    pilgrimage....travel.....self-journey....improvement....human evolution....human condition
    ive only just looked at the texts...you'll all come to love Waiting for Godot,ive never had time to read or see the whole thing but it is just brilliant. think Godot as a bringer of change and a symbol of purpose, rather than stictly god...

    as for unseen texts, im thinking almost definately one poetry piece and one transcript. its a synoptic paper, expect an example of each format youve seen previously...

    has anyone seen examiners note on previous papers...im wondering about the short time span between texts, it could be possible past students have misconstrued new historicist theory and perhaps AQA is trying to stop this.
    i dont know 1955, 1939. and 1990s do have some big events, also notable is the quest for knowledge of the 90s and wider access to it through internet,
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    Has anyone found anything useful about either of the two magazine articles? I'm struggling to even analyse them stylisitically - anything about language would be extremely helpful
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    dreamqueen; The Socialist Review is for the Socialist Workers Party; the largest far left political parties in Britain! A very radical, revolutionist party.
    Loads of atts and vals in this text as a result of contextual factors.

    As you can read, it say "opposed by the rich and powerful", seemingly portraying them in a bad light perhaps? Also collectively refers to the rich men as "these" which has a bit of a derogatory tone to it. Thus, Renton does not value richness? Also uses definite articles with "The rich loathed" and the verb "loathed", quite powerful? Also, makes me feel he really hates rich people!

    Dave Renton has a site which I found; http://www.dkrenton.co.uk/journalism.html
    Seems invaluable in contributing to the analysis of this journalism.

    As you can see, long paragraphs, but a mixture of compound, complex and simple sentences (or is it minor?/short?) to keep it interesting.

    Quite complex, perhaps a more educated audience as it mentions "fracas" + "plateau" etc? Lexis seems to revolve around justice with "judge", "trial", "jury" etc..

    Very story-like with many past participles; "walked" and "thrashed".

    Use of punctuation to get point across in "The trespassers demanded one simple change: the landowners should open a public path through Kinder Scout," --> emphasizes point, also summarizes message in text of the importance of freedom etc/freedom to walk/roam wherever.

    Also, have you noticed the bold "Peak District, 24 April 1932", it's very matter of fact isn't it, as though we can be assured the author knows what he is on about. Hmm..a weird point..just an instinct!

    Many many declaratives as once again, journalism = persuasive etc, matter of fact, reassuring.

    All I have for now folks!
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    wow, some people seem to have done loads of practice papers. I haven't even been taught this module, just looked through the prisons and food past papers. Our old teacer left after christmas and the replacement had never taught A level, didn't like the school, and then left without telling anyone!!

    I think the theme is definately 'journeys' as opposed to travel as it fits in easier with the sub-themes. I think the obvious links are :

    Text 1 <-> Text 6 <-> Text 5 - Personal journey [the dutchman's obsession in text 5]
    you could also include Texts 2,3,4 and 6

    Text 2 <-> Text 3 - Spiritual/Cultural journey and the informative context

    Text 4 <-> Text 6 - A journey for freedom [the slaves not the journalist] which encompasses a physical journey as well.

    Text 5 <-> Text 7 - A physical stretch of road. [not very good link really]

    I don't really know much about Text 7. Good links for Texts 1 and 7 would be appreciated.

    Other possible ideas:

    Foreigners: Texts; 2,3,5,6,7
    Fact based:Texts; 2,3,5 [by fact I mean the stating of facts as opposed to journalism concerning facts]
    Fiction based: Texts; 1,7 [could be wrong, no research]

    I would love a poem in the exam; I chose the poem in the previous exam. great stuff. Also, there one of the unseen texts will be pre-1800 [could be 1900 or another date but I know its pre-something ]

    Feel free to critique/add to/quash anything I've said.
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    (Original post by DJAW)
    wow, some people seem to have done loads of practice papers. I haven't even been taught this module, just looked through the prisons and food past papers. Our old teacer left after christmas and the replacement had never taught A level, didn't like the school, and then left without telling anyone!!

    I think the theme is definately 'journeys' as opposed to travel as it fits in easier with the sub-themes. I think the obvious links are :

    Text 1 <-> Text 6 <-> Text 5 - Personal journey [the dutchman's obsession in text 5]
    you could also include Texts 2,3,4 and 6

    Text 2 <-> Text 3 - Spiritual/Cultural journey and the informative context

    Text 4 <-> Text 6 - A journey for freedom [the slaves not the journalist] which encompasses a physical journey as well.

    Text 5 <-> Text 7 - A physical stretch of road. [not very good link really]

    I don't really know much about Text 7. Good links for Texts 1 and 7 would be appreciated.

    Other possible ideas:

    Foreigners: Texts; 2,3,5,6,7
    Fact based:Texts; 2,3,5 [by fact I mean the stating of facts as opposed to journalism concerning facts]
    Fiction based: Texts; 1,7 [could be wrong, no research]

    I would love a poem in the exam; I chose the poem in the previous exam. great stuff. Also, there one of the unseen texts will be pre-1800 [could be 1900 or another date but I know its pre-something ]

    Feel free to critique/add to/quash anything I've said.
    Sounds good! All I have done are the State of Mind and Prisoners papers, I found it quite counter productive to go through all of them as it zaps my time and I am sure I have the technique! (Oh, perhaps not:rolleyes: )
    Tomorrow, I will post a thorough analysis of all the texts, with linguistics, links, contexts, attitudes & values etc...
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    I'll try and do something more thorough as well, but I have one of my last maths exams on thursday so I need to revise for that first =).
    Good luck all btw =)
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    I haven't started looking through the texts yet, but from first looks they look horrible!

    Funnily enough, we did a mock exam that our teachers constructed for our us, and the theme they chose was travel and they included Grapes of Wrath! Another oldish text they included that I hated was Heart of Darkness (can't remember author :confused: ). Also, they included a Shakespeare - Othello at the beginning where he talks about his travels to woo Desdemona. They will definitely include a transcript and possibly a poem, possibly Shakespeare... my teacher has never seen Shakespeare in the pre-release though - maybe this is the year they get nasty!!! :p:
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    (Original post by lovelee-jublee)
    I haven't started looking through the texts yet, but from first looks they look horrible!

    Funnily enough, we did a mock exam that our teachers constructed for our us, and the theme they chose was travel and they included Grapes of Wrath! Another oldish text they included that I hated was Heart of Darkness (can't remember author :confused: ). Also, they included a Shakespeare - Othello at the beginning where he talks about his travels to woo Desdemona. They will definitely include a transcript and possibly a poem, possibly Shakespeare... my teacher has never seen Shakespeare in the pre-release though - maybe this is the year they get nasty!!! :p:
    Definately include a transcript?? - wasnt that the module we did yesterday? [AQA remember]

    We haven't got any shakespeare in this years pre-release? =\ do you mean unseen?
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    I find Shakespeare juicy though, so that's ok ;-).
    Oh Conrad's Heart of Darkness?
    Perhaps Chaucer too...all possibilities! Eeek!
 
 
 

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