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    I am a great believer in the unashamed need to jump through hoops when doing AS Levels, but have a question about OCR's English Lit:

    Can any kind soul help me understand the difference between Assessment Objective 2i and AO 5i?!

    I understood AO2i to be concerned with 'intertextuality' (and so involves comparing texts with other texts)... e.g. if I'm doing Dracula, I would bring in some references to another Gothic text to show I can compare and contrast the genre, etc.

    Thus, I thought AO5 to be about 'contextuality' (i.e. being aware of the social and historical factors behind a work of literature being produced), and so would have to mention that women were discovering their independence when Dracula was written, hence the strong female characters.

    However, looking at past papers from OCR, they seem very random when it comes to asking about AO2i (i.e. they are meant to tell you to mention different texts, but in fact ask you to consider the role of women when the book was published).

    Therefore, any advice as to what to expect for the above two AOs would be much appreciated

    Thanks... rep points are at stake here!
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    hey, see if this helps:
    ·AO2 (AS) respond with knowledge and understanding to literary texts of different types and periods, (A2) exploring and commenting on relationships and comparisons between literary texts .

    ·AO5 (AS) show understanding of the contexts in which literary texts are written and understood; (A2) evaluate the significance of cultural, historical and other contextual influences on literary texts and study .
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    (Original post by sparkleyez)
    hey, see if this helps:
    ·AO2 (AS) respond with knowledge and understanding to literary texts of different types and periods, (A2) exploring and commenting on relationships and comparisons between literary texts .

    ·AO5 (AS) show understanding of the contexts in which literary texts are written and understood; (A2) evaluate the significance of cultural, historical and other contextual influences on literary texts and study .
    Yes, but do you have any idea how these wordy AOs translate into mark-scoring answers?

    In other words, does a "response showing knowledge of literary texts of different types and period" actually mean 'know about a similar text so you can make a comparision', or 'know the social circumstances around the time the novel was published, so you can emphasize with the characters', or 'learn a few critics so you can show you have came to your own conclusion', etc?
 
 
 

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