Edexcel English Literature CourseworkWatch
Just quoting in Danny Dorito so she can move the thread if needed
But in terms of a good mark:
- Include contextual factors, and the effect it has on readers/plot/etc. at the time of 'production' (time of publication, that type of society) and 'reception' (you) and the differences between them due to changes in attitudes, morals, norms etc.
- Start it off with the answer to your question: introduce your essay with what you think, then go on to explain + give evidence.
- Have 3 key arguments to your essay, comparing (looking at similarities) and a few contrasting (differences) points - but it makes it easier if your title is 'compare/explore use of X' rather than 'compare & contrast' so that you don't have to do both similarities and differences equally.
- Strong bibliography: whenever you read an article, criticism or review of your books (or even when researching context/ society at that time), first thing to do is jot down the URL or look here for books: [Page 26 onwards]
[Page 20 onwards is the exam boards specification on coursework.]
Hope you get the grade you want