20 Questions for HSC Discovery

Since Discovery has been the Area of Study for only 1 year, it may get difficult to find relevant essay questions to practice on.

As such here are 20 questions to practice on for Discovery. Take a look at the 4 sentence essay activity over here Conquering HSC English in 6 Steps if you’re unsure how you should best prepare for your English exams.

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Question 1

‘All discoveries are made for the first time’

Explore this statement in relation to the texts you have studied.

In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 2

‘All discoveries encompass rediscovering something that has been lost, or forgotten.”

Explore this statement in relation to the texts you have studied.

In your response, refer to your prescribed text and ONE other related texts of your own choosing.

 

Question 3

‘Discoveries are sudden and unexpected.’

To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?

In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 4

“Deliberate and careful planning is essential for a discovery.”

To what extent do you agree with this statement from your study?

In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 5

You have been asked to deliver a speech on The Impacts of Discovery.

In your speech, explain and assess the ways in which discovery is represented in the texts you have studied.

In your answer, you should refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 6

Are discoveries evoked through curiosity, necessity or wonder?

Choose one of the three points and discuss it with relation to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 7

“Discoveries are intensely meaningful”

Assess how your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing represent this interpretation of discovery.

 

Question 8

“Discoveries don’t need to have much importance or meaning to an individual”

To what extent do the texts you have studied support this idea?

In your response, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 9

“Discoveries can only consist of the emotional and the intellectual”

Discuss in relation your prescribed text, and TWO related texts of your own choosing.

 

Question 10

‘Discoveries do not provoke an individual and don’t force them to change..’

Discuss this statement, focusing on how composers of texts represent the concept of discovery.

In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 11

“Discoveries are confronting and provocative.”

In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 12

“Discoveries lead us to existing worlds and values yet stimulate new ideas”

How is this view represented in your prescribed text, and ONE other related text of your own choosing?

 

Question 13

“Discoveries enable us to speculate about future possibilities”

Do you agree? Argue your point of view.

In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least TWO other related texts of your own choosing.

 

Question 14

‘Discoveries do not offer new understandings of ourselves or others.’

Discuss this statement, focusing on how composers of texts represent the concept of discovery.

In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 15

‘How do one’s personal and social contexts influence their discoveries.’

Discuss this view with detailed reference to your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 16

‘How do one’s historical and cultural contexts influence their discoveries.’

In your response, refer to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

Question 17

“The impact of discoveries is transformative for an individual”

Demonstrate how your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing represent this interpretation of discovery.

 

Question 18

“Discoveries can be questionable from a variety of perspectives”

How is this view of discovery represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing?

 

Question 19

The ramifications of particular discoveries may differ for individuals and their worlds

How accurately does this statement reflect the ideas represented in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing?

 

Question 20

How has your study of  discovery affirmed or challenged widely held beliefs or assumption.s

In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

 

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