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I'm taking Latin AS level on OCR and I'm just terrible at the essays on the literature side! I normally have the points I need to write, but actually getting them down in a way that gets me the marks is really difficult
If anyone who's taken the course or is taking the course has any suggestions, that's be awesome Really want to pass in the summer haha
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Omg I feel you on so many levels. I'm doing it as well and it's so hard

I just do it by how many points i get down. so for the 10 mark i do 7 good points, and the 8 mark 6 good points ect. start on the 10 mark and the translation first because they are the highest marked questions, so if you do well in them then thats better than doing quite well in a few 8/6 marks. if that makes sense. so when doing mocks, start with the 10 mark, then the translation, the try and makes as many reasonable points for the 8 mark as well. it helps if you know the story well.
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(Original post by phoebeg76)
I'm taking Latin AS level on OCR and I'm just terrible at the essays on the literature side! I normally have the points I need to write, but actually getting them down in a way that gets me the marks is really difficult
If anyone who's taken the course or is taking the course has any suggestions, that's be awesome Really want to pass in the summer haha
Hey, I am also doing Latin OCR AS. I understand that is extremely difficult to know what the examiners want, but my teacher suggested that we write down the key moments in both set texts and then base our essay around these in the essays, because generally examiners are looking for: the main themes, how Ovid/Cicero sets the scene effectively and general rhetoric. For example in the Ovid, you can talk mainly about how Bacchus is a hater of the Gods and how this is emphasised throughout our section.
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