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    I actually found that exam pretty easy!
    First part was a standard language change essay, second part I done political correctness in relation to addressing gender (with a few gender elements but not many) how did everyone else find it?

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    Hey. I took this exam this morning and found it sooo hard! I chose the variation question and, this may sound silly, but was it on regional accent and dialect? - I read that it wanted you to comment on his dialect but then I realised that his grammar was similar to Jamaican Creole and I didn't know if you had to link in about ethnicity in some way, even though he seemed to be using lots of variation. For the first bullet point I commented on sentence types, verbs, nouns etc but it felt really weak. Then, for the second bullet point I mentioned all of the accent and dialect stuff I had but the identity confused me. Also, for the third question, if you included gender and PC theorists, ie. Janet Hyde and also the Euphemism treadmill, language reform etc do both count towards the marks? I was also so confused with how it linked it to change. I know I haven't really posted anything on this forum before, but I'm extremely worried about this exam and just thought I'd ask if anyone else felt the pressure of this exam and still is really confused about it.
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    (Original post by Elel123)
    Hey. I took this exam this morning and found it sooo hard! I chose the variation question and, this may sound silly, but was it on regional accent and dialect? - I read that it wanted you to comment on his dialect but then I realised that his grammar was similar to Jamaican Creole and I didn't know if you had to link in about ethnicity in some way, even though he seemed to be using lots of variation. For the first bullet point I commented on sentence types, verbs, nouns etc but it felt really weak. Then, for the second bullet point I mentioned all of the accent and dialect stuff I had but the identity confused me. Also, for the third question, if you included gender and PC theorists, ie. Janet Hyde and also the Euphemism treadmill, language reform etc do both count towards the marks? I was also so confused with how it linked it to change. I know I haven't really posted anything on this forum before, but I'm extremely worried about this exam and just thought I'd ask if anyone else felt the pressure of this exam and still is really confused about it.
    Oh, and also, I sort of merged the two bullet points in question three. I was beyond confused!
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    (Original post by Elel123)
    Hey. I took this exam this morning and found it sooo hard! I chose the variation question and, this may sound silly, but was it on regional accent and dialect? - I read that it wanted you to comment on his dialect but then I realised that his grammar was similar to Jamaican Creole and I didn't know if you had to link in about ethnicity in some way, even though he seemed to be using lots of variation. For the first bullet point I commented on sentence types, verbs, nouns etc but it felt really weak. Then, for the second bullet point I mentioned all of the accent and dialect stuff I had but the identity confused me. Also, for the third question, if you included gender and PC theorists, ie. Janet Hyde and also the Euphemism treadmill, language reform etc do both count towards the marks? I was also so confused with how it linked it to change. I know I haven't really posted anything on this forum before, but I'm extremely worried about this exam and just thought I'd ask if anyone else felt the pressure of this exam and still is really confused about it.
    I'm the exact same as you! I felt as though I'd just been chucked into a random exam and didn't have a clue what was going on. My a01 labelling is so weak and I didn't even understand that the gender and the language change meant PC. I ended up writing that due to the Norman conquest they brought in French words such as madam which has negative connotations, I was literally rambling on about stupid stuff - even feminists. I'm really disappointed with how it went and I feel as though the questions weren't clear like they have been in previous years
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    PC is under language change so I'm sure you'll be fine and if you spoke about that but I found it very hard! How did people not realise it was PC when it was the heading of the second text ahah?!
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    (Original post by Ilydia)
    PC is under language change so I'm sure you'll be fine and if you spoke about that but I found it very hard! How did people not realise it was PC when it was the heading of the second text ahah?!
    I know this is why I'm kicking myself!!!!!!! I'm just so annoyed, I didn't even mention PC once
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    My timing was messed up! I did fine on question 1 but then question 3 had me a little confused cause it gave us quite a few word classes and I was like wait, can I include this 😟


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    (Original post by Liaamm)
    I actually found that exam pretty easy!
    First part was a standard language change essay, second part I done political correctness in relation to addressing gender (with a few gender elements but not many) how did everyone else find it?

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    well done! hopefully we have done okay! thanks for your support too !


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    The only thing I really mentioned on question three that was related to gender was the 'Ms.Magazine' the changing 'women' to 'womyn' Then mentioned overlexical representation and words such as 'mankind' and 'humanity' and so on😊

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    My analysis for question three was so bad I kind of just rushed into the debate thing oh well we can't do anything now thank you for all the help and good luck!
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    Stop stressing everyone!!! It's over and we're freee. Worry about it on results day, I'm sure you've all done well. Thank you for all the support, you guys helped me so much 😊 I personally found section B ridiculously hard but hey ho, enjoy your summer lovelys and GOOD LUCK XXXXX


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    (Original post by mcbb)
    Stop stressing everyone!!! It's over and we're freee. Worry about it on results day, I'm sure you've all done well. Thank you for all the support, you guys helped me so much 😊 I personally found section B ridiculously hard but hey ho, enjoy your summer lovelys and GOOD LUCK XXXXX


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    I still have one more exam😅

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    I have one more exam too fml
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    (Original post by maisiemclaughlin)
    I'm the exact same as you! I felt as though I'd just been chucked into a random exam and didn't have a clue what was going on. My a01 labelling is so weak and I didn't even understand that the gender and the language change meant PC. I ended up writing that due to the Norman conquest they brought in French words such as madam which has negative connotations, I was literally rambling on about stupid stuff - even feminists. I'm really disappointed with how it went and I feel as though the questions weren't clear like they have been in previous years
    exactly how i felt!! I was so confused as to what the questions were actually asking for us to write
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    People still have exams?!!! Sounds horrendous 😰😰


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    (Original post by mcbb)
    People still have exams?!!! Sounds horrendous 😰😰


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    Yeah I know

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    guys at least we got through that english exam!!!


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    I'm so glad I found this thread!!! For section B i talked about gender markers, generic masculines, reflectionism, determinism but then I kind of twisted the question and spoke about dominance, diversity and deficit because the q asked about how language is used to represent gender so i started babbling on about stereotypes.....think i've failed reading what everyone else has put

    Can anyone help me out though, for the second bullet point in q1 and 3 I didn't refer to the texts because it didn't say to and q2 did specifically say to refer to the texts...should i have done it anyway?! I looked at past papers online and they normally always specify for you to refer to the texts
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    (Original post by nat214)
    I'm so glad I found this thread!!! For section B i talked about gender markers, generic masculines, reflectionism, determinism but then I kind of twisted the question and spoke about dominance, diversity and deficit because the q asked about how language is used to represent gender so i started babbling on about stereotypes.....think i've failed reading what everyone else has put

    Can anyone help me out though, for the second bullet point in q1 and 3 I didn't refer to the texts because it didn't say to and q2 did specifically say to refer to the texts...should i have done it anyway?! I looked at past papers online and they normally always specify for you to refer to the texts
    if you did question 1 it didn't say that we had analyse text B


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    (Original post by may_1)
    if you did question 1 it didn't say that we had analyse text B


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    Thank you 😊 But I meant referring to the texts in the second bullet point. My college taught us to do the analysis as the first half of the answer and then the theories and everything the second half and I didn't link them back to the texts. Sorry if I'm just being confusing haha! Like when I wrote about linguistic determinism and reflectionism I didn't link it to text E or F

    Also did anyone else think the guy that wrote that book had the most pretentious writing style ever?! 😂
 
 
 
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