Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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!
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    When you say 'comparative essays', do you mean exam or coursework?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (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!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    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.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brexit voters: Do you stand by your vote?
    Useful resources

    Make your revision easier

    OMAM

    Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

    Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

    Notes

    Revision Hub

    All our revision materials in one place

    Love books

    Common grammar and vocabulary problems

    Get your questions asked and answered

    Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.