English Language - how realistic does your written essay have to be?

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CabbageMan
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I'm aware that the written task has to be realistic, but that's fairly ambiguous. Can realistic be anything that is humanely possible within the bounds of the known universe, or would it have to be something that is likely to happen on a regular basis? I personally find that realism hinders creative thinking, and my English teacher stated that even writing about events such a skydiving or a forest fire (realistic events that have room for creativity) wouldn't be realistic enough, which I find odd.

Essentially, i'd like to know how realistic a story would have to be to be accepted by the examiners.
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I'm aware that the written task has to be realistic, but that's fairly ambiguous. Can realistic be anything that is humanely possible within the bounds of the known universe, or would it have to be something that is likely to happen on a regular basis? I personally find that realism hinders creative thinking, and my English teacher stated that even writing about events such a skydiving or a forest fire (realistic events that have room for creativity) wouldn't be realistic enough, which I find odd.

Essentially, i'd like to know how realistic a story would have to be to be accepted by the examiners.
I think it depends on what the question or options available to you allow. If skydiving was applicable to the task (such as an experience day or someone doing something from a bucket list - just an example) then it is more than acceptable to write about, however, if it has no relation to the options, then it will detract from its realism.

Examiners will focus more on the way it is written, rather than what is written about
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I think it depends on what the question or options available to you allow. If skydiving was applicable to the task (such as an experience day or someone doing something from a bucket list - just an example) then it is more than acceptable to write about, however, if it has no relation to the options, then it will detract from its realism.

Examiners will focus more on the way it is written, rather than what is written about
Ah, okay. Thank you!
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I think it depends on what the question or options available to you allow. If skydiving was applicable to the task (such as an experience day or someone doing something from a bucket list - just an example) then it is more than acceptable to write about, however, if it has no relation to the options, then it will detract from its realism.

Examiners will focus more on the way it is written, rather than what is written about
Also, look at the image provided, that could provide a start point, at least, that's what people at school are doing
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