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    Hi everyone,

    Looking for some advice. I'm doing well in my History A-level, and Art A-level, however I'm really behind in English. I try in lessons, however when it comes to writing essays I can't reach above a C or B. Does anyone have any tips? My exam board is AQA English lit B - studying The Handmaid's Tale, The Kite Runner, and Death of a Salesman.

    Also, does anyone know how to find practice essays? The AQA website only has one mock exam paper, so I'm lost on how to practice at home - also with marking, should I give my essays to my teachers or is there a better way? I feel that they're disinterested in bettering my essay writing ability, and are instead focusing on knowledge of the text.

    Thank you in advance,
    Charlotte
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    Hi everyone,

    Looking for some advice. I'm doing well in my History A-level, and Art A-level, however I'm really behind in English. I try in lessons, however when it comes to writing essays I can't reach above a C or B. Does anyone have any tips? My exam board is AQA English lit B - studying The Handmaid's Tale, The Kite Runner, and Death of a Salesman.

    Also, does anyone know how to find practice essays? The AQA website only has one mock exam paper, so I'm lost on how to practice at home - also with marking, should I give my essays to my teachers or is there a better way? I feel that they're disinterested in bettering my essay writing ability, and are instead focusing on knowledge of the text.

    Thank you in advance,
    Charlotte
    Keep persevering!

    Is there a friend in your class who has been getting higher grades than you that you can talk to? Or anyone you sit next to or close by that you can take a look at one or a couple of their essays?

    If not, keep writing your essays and see if there's not another teacher who can mark it? Is there more than one group who is taught by different teachers? If so, I'm sure they wouldn't mind going through one of your essays.

    Keep writing essays because that's the best way to improve. When you are writing essays, it will be useful for you to have the mark scheme in front of you so you know what to add. This will also help when you do your 15 mins of planning before writing your essay.
 
 
 
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