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    I have a GCSE English lit mock exam on Monday and I need advise on how to get a good grade. Our school is combining Of mice and men with unseen poetry due to the fact that these two are the ones they hardly taught this year. Because they didn't teach both of these at all (I know, its terrible), I have no idea how to write a good essay for them. Firstly, i don't have any clue on how to structure my answer and neither do I know what exactly I need to write to secure that A/A*. Although, I did receive an A* in my OMAM controlled assessment last year so hopefully i still remember some content.
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    Start with an introduction / concise answer, which answers the question as a whole.

    Then, for unseen poetry, we were told to just write continuously with no set structure about the poem, making sure to notice the language used, the writer's craft, the structure of the poem and the overall feel of the poem.

    For the OMAM (prose) piece we were taught to do 3 points relevant to the question, include at least two quotations for each (one to introduce the point and explain it etc, one to back it up) and then conclude at the end. For the OMAM piece we were told to include, quotations, explanations, focusing on specific words and saying what they mean, context (how the text is relevant to what was happening at the time the novella was written - OMAM was written in 1930's America when the Great Depression meant a decline in jobs), the effect on the audience, animal imagery (Lennie is described as a dog in some parts, suggestively to exemplify his loyalty to George) and the writers craft.
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    (Original post by caitlinford3)
    Start with an introduction / concise answer, which answers the question as a whole.

    Then, for unseen poetry, we were told to just write continuously with no set structure about the poem, making sure to notice the language used, the writer's craft, the structure of the poem and the overall feel of the poem.

    For the OMAM (prose) piece we were taught to do 3 points relevant to the question, include at least two quotations for each (one to introduce the point and explain it etc, one to back it up) and then conclude at the end. For the OMAM piece we were told to include, quotations, explanations, focusing on specific words and saying what they mean, context (how the text is relevant to what was happening at the time the novella was written - OMAM was written in 1930's America when the Great Depression meant a decline in jobs), the effect on the audience, animal imagery (Lennie is described as a dog in some parts, suggestively to exemplify his loyalty to George) and the writers craft.
    Thank you so much!! This is really helpful and makes me a bit more confident for the exam.
 
 
 
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