Studying AS English Language, and have got A's in my first drafts for my coursework, however I have no clue how to write a commentary. Can anyone help?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-12-2010 18:03
- 08-12-2010 19:05
I had the same problem, but managed to get through it (and my deadline is tomorrow, so I'm going over the final draft right now). What I did...
First, make a list of the points you would like to make about your own work and any links they have with your stimulus text. It's a good idea to do a small bit of research into your stimulus text for context - for example, if if was written in Puritan USA you could discuss any common themes of purity/restraint etc.
Create a loose structure for your commentary, labelling or colour-coding which points you'd like to make first based on a specific topic (narration, imagery, structure etc). Start with a short introduction where you name what you're talking about and then what it's about or what key parts you're focusing on (for example, themes/motifs/symbolism).
Remember to use as much literary terminology as you can, and quotes.
EDIT: I'm doing English Lit, so if anything I've said doesn't apply to English Lang, just ignore it.Last edited by Accalia; 08-12-2010 at 19:07.