Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Tips on English Lit, im currently lost! watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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!
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    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
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    So, would I structure each paragraph like this and repeat all the way through the essay?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (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!
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (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
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
 
 
 
Poll
Do I go to The Streets tomorrow night?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.