Trial feedback

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Advice for HSC students on how to use the feedback from the Trial HSC to study more effectively for the HSC exams.

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Trial feedback

  1. 1. Trial Feedbackfrom analysis to action plan
  2. 2. Be realistic• What you can’t do: – Change the past, retake the Trial HSC exam, redo Cap As, change your internal mark or rank• What you can do: – Analyse your Trial (and Cap A) feedback – Identify your strengths and weaknesses – Create an action plan – Help your cohort and work together to… – Pwn the HSC
  3. 3. Types of Feedback • Feedback can be positive or negative • Negative feedback can be easier to analyse and use • It’s just as important to analyse and respond to positive feedback
  4. 4. Where to start• Read the comments on your Trial papers• IGNORE THE NUMBER AND LOOK AT THE WORDS• Make a summary of the comments for each section• Identify the different types of comments• Are the comments similar for each section?• Are there more comments of one type?• Make a list or a table of your strengths and weaknesses• Create an action plan
  5. 5. ContentComments Action plan• Depth of ideas (positive) • Share your ideas with the cohort• Depth of ideas (negative) • Do some critical reading• Quotes (positive) • Keep revising• Quotes (negative) • Choose two or three strategies• Analysis of techniques(positive) • Help your friends!• Analysis of techniques (negative) • Recreate summaries
  6. 6. StyleComment Action plan• Tone and register • Negatives – Read your work aloud• Clarity of expression – Learn some linking words• Structure and flow – Use simpler language – Vary your sentence length and structure – Ask others to read your work – Analyse and annotate examples of Band 6 essays
  7. 7. SkillComments Action plan• Answering • Revise the rubric for each module, write it out in your own words • Practise analysing different types of the questions for content and direction • Develop a variety of theses for question! each module, practise adapting • Learn synonyms for key module words • Write your own questions
  8. 8. PractisePractisePractise

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