Reflection Statements…sigh

OK, we all accept that reflection statements blow. Unless you're into some serious navel-gazing it's impossible to reflect genuinely on something you've a) only just written and b) would never have done if you hadn't absolutely had to. Most reflection statements require you to explain creative choices you made in a piece of writing, and... Continue Reading →


This sample answer is from Cherrybrook Technology High School, which asked 2022's students to Write your own original narrative. This story may be linked in terms of ideas/concepts or characters or form to any of the core or craft texts but should represent something that you are particularly interested in writing about. You may write... Continue Reading →

Advanced Mod C about a car accident

Sample Advanced Mod C from The Ponds High School “I’m writing my story so that others might see fragments of themselves.” In a maximum of 600 words, write an extract of a piece which responds to this stimulus, in an imaginative or discursive way. * Here’s the thing, I said to Alice, who was ignoring... Continue Reading →

Advanced Mod C about someone dying

Sample Advanced Mod C from Baulkham Hills High Use the image provided as a stimulus to craft a central metaphor in a piece of imaginative writing of 700-800 words that evokes a particular emotional response in the reader. * Your chest rises and falls: can you hear me? I will only talk if you can't... Continue Reading →

A Mod C about Mrs Dalloway

In the 2018 sample paper which was published to give people an idea of what this mysterious new 'Craft of Writing' Module might be about, one question suggested that students could be asked to draw on the OTHER modules - i.e. not Module C. So if you had done Mrs Dalloway and The Hours for... Continue Reading →

Advanced Mod C Discursive

See my comments on this question from James Ruse High here : Use the image below as the inspiration for an imaginative OR discursive piece which explores the result of a transformed outlook on individuals and/or society. * A few chapters after the world's creation, a man is standing in his house at night having... Continue Reading →

Advanced Mod C Imaginative

This task is from James Ruse Agricultural High School, the (ooh-err) toppest state school in the HSC ranklings. I tutor a few of their Year 12s and they were kind enough to show me their Module C task, which I've had a go at here. Here's the question: Use the image below as the inspiration... Continue Reading →

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