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Does anyone have an A* analysis checklist. What I mean by this is everything to include in a basic analysis paragraph. Most people use PEAZER, but I want to stray away and really get some deep analysis done. What I want is essentially a list of things to tick off that'll help me get that A*, thanks!
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You shouldn't concentrate too much on English; try to increase your efforts across other subjects as well.
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You shouldn't concentrate too much on English; try to increase your efforts across other subjects as well.
What sort of advice is this? I never stated in my post I was struggling with other subjects - I'm achieving A* in most, if not all of them, excluding English. So, naturally, I would focus on English. Furthermore, it is the second most important subject to me after Maths, so I know what to prioritise.
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If you do not go to a grammar school, BTECs don't count.
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If you do not go to a grammar school, BTECs don't count.
What are you talking about?:lolwut:


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Hello!

Does anyone have an A* analysis checklist. What I mean by this is everything to include in a basic analysis paragraph. Most people use PEAZER, but I want to stray away and really get some deep analysis done. What I want is essentially a list of things to tick off that'll help me get that A*, thanks!
What is PEAZER?
You could use PEE and get an A* as long as you hit all assessment objectives and manipulate quotes well. Also refer to the context especially the social zeitgeist. Make your analysis unique. Also try and choose unorthodox but sensible quotes. Be consise and get straight to your point.
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Use PEEE. Then after that look at writer's purpose, the audience perspective and alternative meanings which links into context and possibly a second supporting quote.
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If you do not go to a grammar school, BTECs don't count.
What are you on about?

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What are you talking about?:lolwut:



What is PEAZER?
You could use PEE and get an A* as long as you hit all assessment objectives and manipulate quotes well. Also refer to the context especially the social zeitgeist. Make your analysis unique. Also try and choose unorthodox but sensible quotes. Be consise and get straight to your point.
Point
Evidence
Analysis
Zoom in on key words
Effect on the reader
Response

I always try and make my analysis a bit more out of the box but I find it hard to structure it so it makes it coherent
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Point
Evidence
Analysis
Zoom in on key words
Effect on the reader
Response

I always try and make my analysis a bit more out of the box but I find it hard to structure it so it makes it coherent
PEAZER seems fine tbh, there is no sure fire way to get an A* it's really how you put your point across because a C student can use PEAZER too.
You're probably fine just make sure you sound assured and confident with stylistic writing
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I mean I just used PEE (point evidence explain) and it worked fine...you may be overthinking things. You can get top marks in GCSE English by...
-Knowing well and ensuring to write towards assessment objectives
-Writing well
-Using something like your PEAZER
-Thinking about the text properly

There isn't really a substantial checklist for the actual analysis itself. So long as you have quotes in there, your points sound intelligent, and you are able to address the question it's fine.
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I mean I just used PEE (point evidence explain) and it worked fine...you may be overthinking things. You can get top marks in GCSE English by...
-Knowing well and ensuring to write towards assessment objectives
-Writing well
-Using something like your PEAZER
-Thinking about the text properly

There isn't really a substantial checklist for the actual analysis itself. So long as you have quotes in there, your points sound intelligent, and you are able to address the question it's fine.
My teacher added on an "R" to that to get PEER - point, evidence, explain, reiterate.
But I must say, a personal favourite is the "How hand" method:
-Write the point of the para
-concerning quotes: pick a good bit, pick a small bit
-"Just the facts ma'am" i.e. on-the-surface description of the quote
-Going deeper - in-depth analysis of the quote
-How the author did it, e.g. used similes, used particular words etc.

You could try it, but, tbh, I think quite a lot of methods work, as long as you use them well
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