Struggling with English literature gcse!Watch
With the essays, take a few minutes to plan out four or five points before you start. Make one point a paragraph, and sum up your points in the conclusion. The conclusion should answer the question - in your homework question, that would be how similar/different the presentations of the Inspector and Birling are in act 1 - and recap the points you made in the essay.
Start the essay by saying how you are going to explore the question: e.g. 'In the first Act of 'An Inspector Calls', comparisons can be made between how the author depicts the Inspector and Mr Birling.'
This might be teaching you to suck eggs, but also try and keep away from using 'I' in any essay question. Even if it doesn't help too much now, getting into the habit will improve your essays and set you up well for any other essay subjects you do.
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What I tend to do is write down everything I know about the book/question in one long ramble. Then, I read through and highlight the points that are good or relevant.
Then I write out those points in an essay and tadah! A good essay. If you then get to the exam and have a question you didnt prepare for, you think back to that big long ramble and write out the points.
Hope that helps
I am struggling with english literature so much. We just started reading Inspector Calls and so far so good. However, when I think of the essay and how much you will have to write in the exam I get so scared Is there a special essay format or structure that i could memorise and use for all type of questions? For example I have a question for homework that asks,'Compare how the Inspector and Birling are presented in act 1'? It doesn't have to be long but i have no idea how to start it or conclude it..my mind is blank.
And I am not just another high school drop out, I have 12 GCSE's, but I just can't get my head around English Lit, stuff makes no sense :/
Hope this helps
This worked for me as I got an A* without much of a flair for the subject.