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    How can I improve my Higher English?

    I know I should read newspapers, and books. I am already reading books, but I don't buy the newspapers, but use the sites for Herald & Independent but I don't know what exactly to read.

    What are other ways. I will definitely do more practise essays and close readings.
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    Past Papers, example answers, example essays, knowing your texts inside out, reading articles, become naturally analytical via words...go through the past papers and see who the writers are, and try and find other articles that they have written, work work work, good time managment, constant feedback and practice!
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    The best things to be looking at for Higher English are the comment and opinion sections.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree
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    Yeh, people seem to find English really difficult. I really can't understand why! Personally, I always found the subject enjoyable and - to put my head on the line, here - easy.

    Practice certainly does make perfect. Try to learn your texts inside out, develop a large vocabulary and work on always referring back to the question (an area in which most candidates fail!)
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    Last year I failed my higher english prelim but ended up getting an A at the end of the day. :P

    Just work at it I suppose, reading newspapers, Saturday newspapers are good like the Guardian, good old broadsheets, know your texts, practice and practice your essays and the close reading book is really good by colin eckford.
 
 
 
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