All Junior Cert English posts
  • avatar image

    Tips or Advise for Personal Writing Section studybuddy15

    Usually, it takes me a while to think of a story when I see the title options in the personal writing section. I'm worried that I will spend to long thinking of a story idea on the day or even worse if I go blank for an idea. Does anyone have any tips or advice. Thank You

    1. avatar image

      Eurovision2006

      Don't do the short story. Do a discursive essay or a debate.

    2. avatar image

      jcstudy626

      It's down to luck on the day really, impossible to prepare for it. It's a good idea to study debates as a back up as they're almost always on topics like childhood obesity, social media, bullying etc

    3. avatar image

      studybuddy15

      O.K Thanks

    4. avatar image

      suzie

      My teacher said that something on obesity is bound to come up { child obesity, unhealthy lifestyles, etc.} as that was what was in the papers/news around the time the exams were made! Focus on the debate/speech to tackle this.

    5. avatar image

      DylanG

      Equality might ?

    6. avatar image

      TheD57

      Make up a story and learn off a story, that's what everybody is doing in my class and my teacher is well experienced with the Junior Cert and it's the most reliable method.

    7. avatar image

      studybuddy15

      Thanks everyone

    8. avatar image

      studybuddy15

      @ TheD57: When you say make up a story and learn off a story, do you mean to write a story before hand that you can twist into most titles on the day of the exam?

    9. avatar image

      1234567

      @studybuddy15 That's what I did👍I've written the same story for the past 2 years for Christmas tests etc and it always seems to fit

    10. avatar image

      new styles

      My teacher told me that the good narratives the As & Bs, the good short story can only get a C or a D. Speeches were also recommended but like narratives, only if they're done justice. If you're presenting a haphazard short story, the outlook could be very poor indeed. If I were you I think I'd plump for something slightly more alternative where you can think as you go such as a series of diary entries, a recovered note or a scene

    11. avatar image

      1234567

      I've ways gotten 65+ out of 70 on my short story and that's an A? For short stories keep them with a simple plot but be very descriptive, using lots of sights and sounds

    12. avatar image

      new styles

      @1234567 that's immensely impressive but I'd just be wary that short stories are difficult to be original with, need more planning and when weighed up against the rest of the country- mightn't stand out.

    13. avatar image

      1234567

      @newstyles thanks and that's true I suppose but they can't judge against anyone else when correcting your paper that wouldn't be fair?

    14. avatar image

      studybuddy15

      @ 1234567 Is it ok for me to ask what story you used that seems to always fit into most titles thanks

    15. avatar image

      1234567

      @studybuddy15 ya Nb it's always a story on bullying that takes place in a school where the main character gets into a fight.... and fits into past titles like "standing my ground" "I should have listened" "a moment of sheer madness" "a story that features an unlikely hero" etc

    16. avatar image

      studybuddy15

      thanks

    17. avatar image

      new styles

      The curve means you have to be corrected against other people! If the whole country does a 85% paper, some will still get Ds! English always has too many As, the composition is exactly the area where they could dock a few marks once weighed up against other papers! Be careful.

    18. avatar image

      studybuddy15

      Thank You

    19. avatar image

      Me

      Share files from your computer
      loader