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    I'm in my first year of A Level, and i cannot seem to get the structure of essay writing, i don't know if its me or the teacher. I've asked for help, but it seems like i have to sacrifice my own personal flair in order to please my teacher, Help!
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    1) Point
    2) Evidence (usually a quote)
    3) Focus and explore (pick out words from the quote and explore them deeper e.g connotations, language device)
    4) Explain ( how does that quote support your point?)
    5) Context (to get those top grades, add some context e.g how the era the novel was written in effects the presentation of women.)
    6) Link back to the essay question!

    Hope this helps
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    So, would I structure each paragraph like this and repeat all the way through the essay?
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    (Original post by SharDee)
    1) Point
    2) Evidence (usually a quote)
    3) Focus and explore (pick out words from the quote and explore them deeper e.g connotations, language device)
    4) Explain ( how does that quote support your point?)
    5) Context (to get those top grades, add some context e.g how the era the novel was written in effects the presentation of women.)
    6) Link back to the essay question!

    Hope this helps
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by ChromeBlue7)
    So, would I structure each paragraph like this and repeat all the way through the essay?
    yes, excluding the introduction and conclusion
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    Whilst the structure suggested by SharDee is useful for giving over your points clearly, you have to go a little bit further for A/AS-Level. My English Lit teacher keeps on telling us to include other people's interpretations of the text you're studying, or the points your trying to make. For example, you could say how a Feminist would view a certain aspect of a book, such as how it shows the patriarchal society, or the oppression of women etc. A Marxist would view the novel as an a clear demonstration of the exploitation of the working class etc. Include one or two of these within your essay, as long as they somehow link with your essay, will defo boost marks.
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    (Original post by LennyBicknel)
    Whilst the structure suggested by SharDee is useful for giving over your points clearly, you have to go a little bit further for A/AS-Level. My English Lit teacher keeps on telling us to include other people's interpretations of the text you're studying, or the points your trying to make. For example, you could say how a Feminist would view a certain aspect of a book, such as how it shows the patriarchal society, or the oppression of women etc. A Marxist would view the novel as an a clear demonstration of the exploitation of the working class etc. Include one or two of these within your essay, as long as they somehow link with your essay, will defo boost marks.
    thanks there! do you have any tips on structure because i'm struggling in the way i should express my ideas.
 
 
 
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