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You’ve run out of practice essay questions for ‘Discovery’, right? 

The HSC is around the corner and aside from a few HSC English essay questions on ‘Discovery’ here and there, there’s not a lot of practice questions to work with! So, what are you going to do when you run out of HSC English ‘Discovery’ essay questions to study with?

We’ve got you covered with our 20 Essay Questions for HSC ‘Discovery’ below. Phew!

20 Practice Essay Questions for HSC English ‘Discovery’

Question 1

‘Not all discoveries are made for the first time.’ 

 

Explore the truth of 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

‘Most discoveries encompass rediscovering something that has been lost, forgotten or concealed.’

 

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

 

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

 

Question 3

‘Discovery is a product of curiosity and careful planning.’

 

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 planning is essential for a discovery.’ Is this your view?

 

Write a persuasive response referring to representations of physical journeys in your texts.

 

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

 

Question 5

You have been invited to speak at the book launch of a new collection entitled Exploring Discovery.

 

In your speech, explain and assess the ways in which discovery is represented in the texts included in this collection.

 

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

 

Question 6

Texts represent discoveries as being sudden and unexpected. 

 

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 7

‘Planning rather than curiosity, necessity or wonder leads to discoveries.’

 

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

Question 8

Texts may show us that the discoveries can be fresh and intensely meaningful.

 

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

How has your understanding of the emotional, intellectual and physical discoveries been shaped by the techniques used by various composers?

 

In your answer, you should refer to your prescribed text, and TWO related texts of your own choosing.

Question 10

‘Discoveries confront and provoke the individual leading to change in self.’

 

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

Explore how discoveries can cause the individual to have a new fresh and meaningful outlook on life.

 

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

Question 12

An individual’s discovery shapes the way they understand themselves and the world around them.

 

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

Question 13

More than anything else, discoveries lead to new worlds, values and ideas. Do you agree? Argue your point of view.

 

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

Question 14

‘Only through discovery can an individual speculate about the future.’

 

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

‘An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can impact on their experience of discovery.’

 

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

Question 16

Explore how an individual’s discovery and process of discovery can be influenced by their personal values.

 

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

Question 17

‘An individual’s context influences the discoveries they make and ways they make discoveries.’

 

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

Question 18

The worth of an individual’s discovery evolves in response to the passage of time and interaction with their world.

 

In what ways is this view of belonging represented in your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing?

Question 19

An individual’s discovery is questioned and challenged not only by the individual’s attitude but also by the attitude of others.

 

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

Question 20

To what extent has studying the concept of discovery expanded your understanding of yourself, of individuals, and of the world?

 

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

Good Luck with HSC English ‘Discovery’!

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