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    I'm In year 10 doing the new English specification; no coursework.
    Instead of coursework there is now 'controlled assessments'. Theses involve monitored or exam type conditioned exercises.

    We have been reading The Merchant of Venice and 3 linked poems, for all next week I'm having a controlled assessment-inwhich I have to "Analyse how love is portrayed in the texts you have studied' being that I have to write an Essay making links from the poems to The merchant of Venice; this is where I become stuck.

    I'm not sure how I should structure it as in-

    Introduction [I'm writing about blah blah]

    Merchant of venice is about [blah blah blah]

    Poem 1 [blah blah]

    Poem 2 [blah blah]

    Poem 3 [blah blah] - making links etc



    [Merchant of venice is about blah - this links to [poem 1 because) and the bit were blah links to [poem 2] reminds me of how blah blah blah links to poem 3]

    Please help!

    Well first off I'd just briefly summarise what each poem is about in the introduction and then identify the key themes in each poem. Then I'd so a paragraph on how the poems (if they do) portray love similarly, and another on how they portray love differently. I mean you're not just comparing one poem at a time to the Merchant of Venice are you, you're comparing each poem to to another, so there might be lots of similarities and differences...

    'controlled assesments' still comes in the catorgory of coursework...but controlled.
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