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    Hi,
    I'm studying Victorian Literature for AS English Lit, and am really stuck on the comparative essays, and how to structure them etc. Plus I'm not 100% certain if what I say is relevant! I was just hoping if I could get some tips on how to write a really good essay for this question! Please help!
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    When you say 'comparative essays', do you mean exam or coursework?
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    (Original post by whatsername2009)
    When you say 'comparative essays', do you mean exam or coursework?
    I'm talking about the one in the exam paper!
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    I struggle with this too! I was told not to jump between texts in paragraphs, but instead to make a point on the main text, then compare or contrast using the other text once you have fully argued your point on the main text.
    My problem is that I think if too much to say and so everything is all over the place, but I think that if you plan your points first (bullet point) then write a paragraph on each one, you should be okay.
    I hope this helps a little
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    I did Modern Literature instead of Victorian, but we were always told to write about the extract first and then link to wider reading. Also, it helps if you use the 'PEE' structure - Point, Evidence, Explanation.
 
 
 
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