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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    How old are you?

    Are you planning to do this at college?
    19 and yes. I have been accepted to study English A level, I am just in doubt whether my grammar and writing skills will be equal of an A
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    19 and yes. I have been accepted to study English A level, I am just in doubt whether my grammar and writing skills will be equal of an A
    Well, I think it's a bit unrealistic to say you will get an A without saying it. I got a B at GCSE English and I am predicted an A for A-level English Language. So it's not impossible. But you have to work hard, every hard. Also, if you lack confidence now, that might become a barrier for you at A-level, which then would make A-level English hard(er) for you. You must pick A-levels you feel confident in, esp in English as you get terribly marked on HOW you write.

    Having said that, you can obviously pick A-level, and tell your teacher in confidence I'm sure s/he would help you, it's their job to.
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    Well, I think it's a bit unrealistic to say you will get an A without saying it. I got a B at GCSE English and I am predicted an A for A-level English Language. So it's not impossible. But you have to work hard, every hard. Also, if you lack confidence now, that might become a barrier for you at A-level, which then would make A-level English hard(er) for you. You must pick A-levels you feel confident in, esp in English as you get terribly marked on HOW you write.

    Having said that, you can obviously pick A-level, and tell your teacher in confidence I'm sure s/he would help you, it's their job to.

    I have bought a book which teaches English grammar from the fundaments of English to the advance, and have started to practice my writing. So, hopefully, I should be fine during my A levels. I have also started practising some of the techniques that the previous commenters commented.

    I suppose if the A level got overwhelming then I could drop it, as I have 3 others alongside, the reason I chose English A level was being I wanted to improve or excel my English writing skills and I also enjoy the subject.
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    I was only giving an example. When you are asked to write, and you cannot think about anything to write, then instead of leaving an empty sheet, you can write over and over again: "I can't write anything" until an idea hits you.

    I've done this sort of thing in class. It seems a very pointless technique at first, but it can help some individuals. We were doing poetry ( in this poem we had to start every line with "I know" ) and since I was stuck, I just stated the obvious - I can't remember it word for word, but something like this:

    I know that I'm stuck

    I know that I don't know

    I know that this room is warm

    I know that I'm doodling on my paper

    I know that I'm stuck

    Somehow, I thought of a way to extend one of these lines and in the end it turned out to be a not-so-bad poem!

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    I've done this sort of thing in class. It seems a very pointless technique at first, but it can help some individuals. We were doing poetry ( in this poem we had to start every line with "I know" ) and since I was stuck, I just stated the obvious - I can't remember it word for word, but something like this:

    I know that I'm stuck

    I know that I don't know

    I know that this room is warm

    I know that I'm doodling on my paper

    I know that I'm stuck

    Somehow, I thought of a way to extend one of these lines and in the end it turned out to be a not-so-bad poem!

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