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    Within the roughly 20 minutes you're recommended to spend on each answer excluding planning time, does anyone have any tips for writing an A* answer? I'm confident that analysing structure is useful for this for the poems, but for these short stories I seem to struggle more to approach the question as I'm not sure this is an appropriate point to make in all possible questions, and the timing is slightly trickier?

    Many thanks


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    I have an answer which got full marks if you want me to send you it?
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    (Original post by Ninestars)
    I have an answer which got full marks if you want me to send you it?
    That would be so kind of you, thank you very much!


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    Can you share it with us too, Ninestars ?
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    I somehow got an A* for lit GCSE, truth be told, I highlighted phrases or words that I thought I could write about, I made links to themes and symbolism as revision. I embedded quotes, and did very long pee answers.
    1. What is your point
    2. Embed the quote
    3. Offer an explantion
    4. Pick out a word from the quote and further explain
    5. Comment on the grammar
    6. Alternative view
    7.link to the context of the short story snd how it might back up your point
    8. Readers effect
    9. Writers effect

    That's what I used to do and it worked for me
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    (Original post by physicsamor)
    I somehow got an A* for lit GCSE, truth be told, I highlighted phrases or words that I thought I could write about, I made links to themes and symbolism as revision. I embedded quotes, and did very long pee answers.
    1. What is your point
    2. Embed the quote
    3. Offer an explantion
    4. Pick out a word from the quote and further explain
    5. Comment on the grammar
    6. Alternative view
    7.link to the context of the short story snd how it might back up your point
    8. Readers effect
    9. Writers effect

    That's what I used to do and it worked for me
    Thank you so much I really appreciate it! I shall use this in a past question, thank you! (And well done!)


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    (Original post by hettyshaw)
    Thank you so much I really appreciate it! I shall use this in a past question, thank you! (And well done!)


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    If you do get stuck feel free to message me but good luck. You can do it! With a bit of practise I went from a C to an A*, just be confident in your answer
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    (Original post by physicsamor)
    If you do get stuck feel free to message me but good luck. You can do it! With a bit of practise I went from a C to an A*, just be confident in your answer
    That's so thoughtful, thank you, and wow that's so good: well done!!


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    (Original post by Ninestars)
    Here you go
    That's so kind thank you! Don't worry at all, but the link doesn't seem to work on my app or safari, are you on a computer/should it work there? So sorry: thanks so much again!


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    (Original post by hettyshaw)
    That's so kind thank you! Don't worry at all, but the link doesn't seem to work on my app or safari, are you on a computer/should it work there? So sorry: thanks so much again!


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    No problem, it should work on your computer.
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    (Original post by Ninestars)
    No problem, it should work on your computer.
    Thank you very much


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    No problem, it should work on your computer.
    Just wanted to say I've opened it on pages: thanks so much, very useful!


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    (Original post by hettyshaw)
    Just wanted to say I've opened it on pages: thanks so much, very useful!


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    No worries, glad you found it useful PM me if you'd like any more help!
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    (Original post by Ninestars)
    No worries, glad you found it useful PM me if you'd like any more help!
    Thank you, I really appreciate it!


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    (Original post by Ninestars)
    Here you go
    Hey, your answer is really useful and I can see why you got an A* star in it.
    Though, I have one question, aren't part b) questions on unit 2 for anthologies, normally an unseen poem? ^^

    Edit: lol nvm. I got the impression that sunlight on the grass was a poem, not a book as Im doing An inspector calls and Of mice and men.
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    Hey, your answer is really useful and I can see why you got an A* star in it.
    Though, I have one question, aren't part b) questions on unit 2 for anthologies, normally an unseen poem? ^^
    It's the Unit 1 exam Sunlight on the Grass short stories


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    (Original post by hettyshaw)
    It's the Unit 1 exam Sunlight on the Grass short stories


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    Yeah, I realised it at the last minute. How embarrassing, lol. Anyways, good luck on your exam - I'm sure you'll be able to get the A* you want and hopefully the same goes for me. Haha
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    Yeah, I realised it at the last minute. How embarrassing, lol. Anyways, good luck on your exam - I'm sure you'll be able to get the A* you want and hopefully the same goes for me. Haha
    Haha awh - thank you very much! you too, best of luck!


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