In common assessments at school my teacher won't give us an A unless we have a minimum of around 15 quotes. But that's a common assessment where we know 3 days in advance what the character or theme will be. In the actually thing you obviously won't know the character or theme until it's too late.
How many quotes do you need in your essay to receive an A* in English lit? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-02-2016 20:06
- 28-02-2016 21:26
That's bull lmfao, I included like 2/3 per point and I only did 3 points and I got an A*. You should know alot of quotes so you have the right quote for the question, I think all in all I used like 6 quotes in the exam tbh. One being my main point and one to back it up and I did that 3 times
- 28-02-2016 21:36
15 quotes? Thats way too many - anyway - quanlity not quantity. My english lit papers are all 45 mins long. That gives 5 mins to annotate and then 7-10 minutes a paragraph. Focus on getting the language analysis, purpose, structure and effect in the explanation. The amount of quotes should mean nothing - the explanation is much more important.
You want to use PEEL
Evidence (1 quote)
Explain (what language is used [pick out a word and analyse it], why has the writer done this, how does it make the audience feel, how does this relate to structure)
Link back to the question
I managed to get 40 marks (a*) in my inspector calls essay mock and I had 4 good sized paragraphs with a quote each.
Hope this helps you - ask if you want me to explain anything