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    Just thought I'd post these to make everyone's life easier.

    For Extract questions:

    *Highlight the question - mood & atmosphere
    *Read the text all the way through, the second time get your highlighter out and identify quotes to talk about
    *Make sure the answer is easy to follow and that it shows progression of the character in the extract(if it's a character question)
    *Use ALL of the extract
    *In Mood/Atmosphere questions, there is always a CHANGE. For full marks, you must discuss the change. It usually goes from calm to danger or vice versa.
    *EMBED quotes. It shows the examiner more sophistication in your analysing
    *Refer to Steinbeck in your answer(don't use "We"/"us")

    For Essay questions:
    *PLAN. Make a quick spider diagram of your points and make sure they're in order of the novel. A more structured answer is always more favourable.
    *Refer to the IMPACT on the reader - empathy is ESSENTIAL in these questions
    *Context, context, CONTEXT
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    Just thought I'd post these to make everyone's life easier.

    For Extract questions:

    *Highlight the question - mood & atmosphere
    *Read the text all the way through, the second time get your highlighter out and identify quotes to talk about
    *Make sure the answer is easy to follow and that it shows progression of the character in the extract(if it's a character question)
    *Use ALL of the extract
    *In Mood/Atmosphere questions, there is always a CHANGE. For full marks, you must discuss the change. It usually goes from calm to danger or vice versa.
    *EMBED quotes. It shows the examiner more sophistication in your analysing
    *Refer to Steinbeck in your answer(don't use "We"/"us"

    For Essay questions:
    *PLAN. Make a quick spider diagram of your points and make sure they're in order of the novel. A more structured answer is always more favourable.
    *Refer to the IMPACT on the reader - empathy is ESSENTIAL in these questions
    *Context, context, CONTEXT
    Thanks, this is really helpful. What board are you doing?
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    (Original post by niv1234)
    Thanks, this is really helpful. What board are you doing?
    No problem (-:

    I'm doing the good ol' WJEC exam.

    How about you?
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    No problem (-:

    I'm doing the good ol' WJEC exam.

    How about you?
    Same here. I am really worried about timing .
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    (Original post by niv1234)
    Same here. I am really worried about timing .
    Yeah, I know what you mean
    I've practised loads of exam questions but I always seem to go over-time on the extract question ;l

    Anyway good luck, though!
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    Yeah, I know what you mean
    I've practised loads of exam questions but I always seem to go over-time on the extract question ;l

    Anyway good luck, though!
    Thanks good luck to you too,haven't really done any past papers
 
 
 
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