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Selgomez11
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So I'm doing my IGCSE English Literature exam in 20 days. I was reading the mark scheme to get an A* (band 6) and it states
Candidates demonstrate:
 Insightful’, critical, imaginative & evaluative response to texts and task
 Insightful/impressive engagement with writers’ ideas and attitudes
 Insightful’ interpretations using imaginatively selected supporting textual detail
 impressive analysis of aspects of language and structure; perceptive and imaginative exploration of
possible points of linkage or comparison
 perceptive and imaginative comment on the significance of contexts

can someone simplify this for me. Thank you
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Tough question. There isn't much of a band for A*, its just the top students I think. Basically, they want you to show development of your own ideas. You need to show your own interpretation.

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Thanks--- bump
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Tips
1) Stick to a PEE structure, but do not write things such as
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Tips
1) Stick to a PEE structure, but do not write things such as "The poet makes the reader sad by this quotation" INSTEAD you should write something like "Through the effective use of the blah blah blah the poet creates a melancholic (depressing) tone upon the reader.


2) Do not contract words, such as "don't" "won't" "can't" as it is not academic, and seems to much like spoken language.


3) PUNCUTATE


4) for LANGUAGE explore the lexical choices (word choice), semantic fields, connotations, dennotations, and so on
Equally, for STRUCTRE you must discuss rhythm, rhyme, ceasures, enjambement, end-stopped lines.


With books, you can explore themes, characterisation, NARRATION, narrative structure, genre, setting and so on


With plays you must address it as if you are watching it, so therefore you seldom should mention stage directions, and instead of using the word "sentence" use the word "utterance".


Hope this helps
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