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    no that all sounds pretty good.. any other questions you ahve for discussion? (what exaclty is a sahib:?)
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    no that all sounds pretty good.. any other questions you ahve for discussion? (what exaclty is a sahib:?)
    It's a specific term for a European in colonial India.
    I don't really know any other discussion questions. I'm just trying to annotate at the moment. Do you have any idea how much we're allowed to write on them. All they've said is "not a lot", but that's vague as hell... and believe me, hell is ****ing vague.
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    (Original post by Thom18)
    It's a specific term for a European in colonial India.
    I don't really know any other discussion questions. I'm just trying to annotate at the moment. Do you have any idea how much we're allowed to write on them. All they've said is "not a lot", but that's vague as hell... and believe me, hell is ****ing vague.
    hahaha that made me laugh a lot!! well i think short annotations in note form are fine.. not full sentences and writing all over the damn thing.. so eg. feels trapped as asians do

    rather than, orwell feels trapped and repressed by colonialist powers, this is shown through these words..etc etc..
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    . All they've said is "not a lot", but that's vague as hell... and believe me, hell is ****ing vague

    That deserves my rep for makin me laugh after exam day!
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    hahaha that made me laugh a lot!! well i think short annotations in note form are fine.. not full sentences and writing all over the damn thing.. so eg. feels trapped as asians do

    rather than, orwell feels trapped and repressed by colonialist powers, this is shown through these words..etc etc..
    Yeah, I've pretty much done that (eg. "Simile shows bloodlust", "builds tension" and "oppressive language"). The front of the booklet says "Nothing that would amount to more than cross-references", which I thought was too specific.
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    That deserves my rep for makin me laugh after exam day!
    Wahey! I'm a comedy genius! I live to serve those who are exammed out (is that a word?).
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    I've been looking at Items 2-4, and they're pretty complex. I realise that Item 2 is neutral, Item 3 is anti-imperialist, while Item 4 is very obviously pro-imperialist. But what sort of things should we annotate on them?
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    as i remember, Orwell watched an indian be hanged for a crime - i can't remember which , and this finally made him become anti-colonial - Orwell is an anti-Stalinist Socialist and he hated the idea of Imperial Colonialism
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    what befuddles me is why do AQA have Orwell as a suggested A2 coursework option - Orwell and 1984 and then have him as pre-release?? surely they could have chosen something else ! i'm sick of Orwell ! i nearly went mental because of him and coursework
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    (Original post by John Paul Jones)
    what befuddles me is why do AQA have Orwell as a suggested A2 coursework option - Orwell and 1984 and then have him as pre-release?? surely they could have chosen something else ! i'm sick of Orwell ! i nearly went mental because of him and coursework
    They also had 1984 on a pre-release a few years ago. I think they're just into modern English literature, and that's all they could think of.
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    (Original post by Thom18)
    I've been looking at Items 2-4, and they're pretty complex. I realise that Item 2 is neutral, Item 3 is anti-imperialist, while Item 4 is very obviously pro-imperialist. But what sort of things should we annotate on them?

    i think just knowing that is pretty much a lot of whats needed to understand them... just imagine if the question was "how far do extracts 2,3,4 help you understand extract 1" what you would say.. (i only keep coming back to that question becasue a variation of that question has come up in every past paper we did)
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    just imagine if the question was "how far do extracts 2,3,4 help you understand extract 1" what you would say...
    That's a good philosophy on it. I commend thee.
    I've been cross-referencing points to the main story (eg. when it says in Item 2 "the British Empire had passed its peak", I X-ref'd it to the story's "I did not even know that the British Empire is dying") using a complex system of codes, such as A13 for Item 1 Page 1 Paragraph 3. Very odd.
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    (Original post by Thom18)
    That's a good philosophy on it. I commend thee.
    I've been cross-referencing points to the main story (eg. when it says in Item 2 "the British Empire had passed its peak", I X-ref'd it to the story's "I did not even know that the British Empire is dying") using a complex system of codes, such as A13 for Item 1 Page 1 Paragraph 3. Very odd.

    hahaha thankyou! and as for your cross referencing.. very cunning (almost foxlike!!)
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    hahaha thankyou! and as for your cross referencing.. very cunning (almost foxlike!!)
    Almost, but not quite. Not so much snuffling. Hee hee - snuffling... As you can see, I'm very focused on my English.
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    What do u think of the other items in the pre release?

    What type of notes should i be making
    Please help! rep available
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    (Original post by Thom18)
    Almost, but not quite. Not so much snuffling. Hee hee - snuffling... As you can see, I'm very focused on my English.

    heehee very!! im jsut trying to work out what the latin bits stand for..my gcse latin is failing me miserably..
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    heehee very!! im jsut trying to work out what the latin bits stand for..my gcse latin is failing me miserably..
    'In saecular saeculorum' means 'forever'... "terrorum" must mean "to scare".
    Does 'must' just mean when an animal is in heat?
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    (Original post by boxersarecool)
    What do u think of the other items in the pre release?

    What type of notes should i be making
    Please help!
    I've been cross-referencing back to the main text with the points that are made in the critical Items. I've just been showing how Item Two demonstrates how Orwell adheres to the middle-class white male view of the Empire, and doesn't show an objective opinion. I said how Item Three shows the negative aspects of the Empire using statistics to prove it. I said that Item Four is potential to bias, as the writer is a white male ex-patriot, and said how it conflicted with the other Items as it shows the Empire as a dream that has been dirtied by naysayers.
    I think just underlining and X-reffing is enough for the critical Items - the main notes should be on Item One.
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    how many hrs are we meant 2 spend on this?
    also is def only questions.
    I asked exam board

    good as can spend more time doing decent answer for both than crap answers for four questions.
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    (Original post by boxersarecool)
    how many hrs are we meant 2 spend on this?
    also is def only questions.
    I asked exam board

    good as can spend more time doing decent answer for both than crap answers for four questions.

    haha did you mean to say only 2 questions there??! if youre finally sure its def questions.. what is that instead of?! secret tasks?!
 
 
 
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