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    I am sitting my AQA AS English Literature exam in two days, Friday 15th May. I understand the texts I am studying but I have trouble answering the questions, my teacher says I am not answering the question. Could someone please give me a rough structure for how to answer both section A and B like what do the examiners look for and how should I set out my essay? Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated.
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    I got this from an 'advice from the principle examiner' sheet my college had for the context question:
    Intro - Find a central idea of the extract and write a purposeful paragraph establishing form, audience and the writers intentions.

    Main body of the essay - Work through the essay chronologically, picking out key ideas, drawing attention to language, structure and form. Refer to wider reading as you go along, not all at the end.

    End- Comment on the ending of the extract, this ties the essay up well but also makes a structural point.

    Then for the poetry question I found advice on how to structure it from another user on here:

    For whatever theme the question wants you to look at, pick 3 poems, 1 that agrees with the question, 1 that's a 'maybe', so it has some aspects which agree with the question and some that don't. Then structure your essay like this:

    1st paragraph: Introduction, give a general sort of answer to the question
    2nd: Analyse the 'yes' poem and explain why is agrees with the question
    3rd: Same for the 'maybe' poem
    4th: Analyse the 'maybe' poem explaining how it disagrees with the question
    5th: Analyse the 'no' poem, comparing it to the other two.
    6th: Conclusion.

    I hope this makes sense and helps
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    Hey! I had a session today where our teacher told sous what to write. Apparently in section Aa it us on language form and structure, Ab is on context and arguments, hi use one text for these two questions. In section b you use the rest of the three texts and use all of it to answer the essay. Hope it was some help
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    (Original post by cxptainrxgers)
    Hey! I had a session today where our teacher told sous what to write. Apparently in section Aa it us on language form and structure, Ab is on context and arguments, hi use one text for these two questions. In section b you use the rest of the three texts and use all of it to answer the essay. Hope it was some help
    are you doing lta1a?

    section a is contextual linking and b is poetry
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    I dont think so...new have two section as and a large section b.
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    So section A is Language form and structure and section B is context and arguments, where does Wider reading come into this?
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    (Original post by Moljane)
    So section A is Language form and structure and section B is context and arguments, where does Wider reading come into this?
    We basically have information on the author, society at the time etc. so then in Ab you use this context within your points to back them up. So say if it was a patriarchal society you could link it to male dominance.
 
 
 
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