& can you give me examples of what would be appropriate to write for each AO? how many points for each AO) and how many paragraphs for the essay altogether?
I am so frustrated with my inability to do english exams, especially because it's meant to be my favourite subject Thanks x Hi, I don't know which exam board you take, I'm WJEC and they sound very similar to ours.
I've spoken to people from other schools who have said their schools are experiencing the same. More people got FULL MARKS last year than got A's this year.
I was supposed to get an A in the exam but got a D - I can't comprehend how it went that badly. I'm assuming you did Spec B and the Aspects of Narrative stuff?
English Literature was also my only A at GCSE, and both times round, my teachers have been really really shocked.
I don't mean to sound cocky and arrogant, but I really am top of my class in English and my essays are used as examples for the others and my understanding is supposedly good. So I wanted to ask: 1) The official mark scheme thingy says AO1: articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts using appropriate terminology and concepts and coherent accurate written expression AO2: Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts AO3: Explore connections and comparisons between different literary texts, informed by interpretations of other readers But what do the AOs ACTUALLY mean?My biggest tip would be that your first draft should literally just string critics together. It's not just there to provide you with a bank of quotes but to give you ideas, to help shape your understanding of the other two texts you use.Second draft, form and argument and cut out the guff. I've marked too many pieces where the students have barely looked at it and supervised a good few more where the teachers haven't even given the anthology to the students. I had a student do an excellent essay recently on flat characters based on the narrative section.The anthology should inspire your essay not merely support it. However having second thoughts and might focus on post-colonial theory since it seems that I have more freedom in choosing a question that way, due to the novel's historical context. Maybe I'll combine both Disclaimer: you cannot combine two theories in one section. I would personally go for post-colonialism if there's enough to go by.The title ought to be fifty-fifty from your chosen text and your chosen section of the anthology for a successful essay. I loved this theory when I studied critical theory at uni. : P Typical post colonial texts are novels like Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Half of a Yellow Sun, Wide Sargasso Sea etc. Post-colonial Theory doesn't have to be limited to colonies, but just to race and culture and 'Otherness' in general- there are a lot of novels out there that display these kinds of themes.I have to choose a theory to analyse the text on from a set list: Feminist theory, narrative theory, marxism, ecocritical, literary value (and the canon) or post-colonial.The texts have to be analysed using differing theories (e.g.I'm struggling with choosing a text for prose, and any tips for the coursework would be greatly appreciated. My biggest tip would be that your first draft should literally just string critics together.Second draft, form and argument and cut out the guff. I did 1984 for my prose (and Geoffrey Chaucer for the poetry).The idea really got her thinking about Larkin's poetry and the view she had developed that the only rounded character in any of his work seems to be himself. I've chosen Wide Sargasso Sea for now, because I thought I would focus on feminist theory.Really allowed her to dig deep into the themes of narcissism that underpin quite a lot of his work whilst considering whether it was a valid perspective or not. I've chosen Wide Sargasso Sea for now, because I thought I would focus on feminist theory. However having second thoughts and might focus on post-colonial theory since it seems that I have more freedom in choosing a question that way, due to the novel's historical context.