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This year in Higher English I am studying 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller for my critical essay in paper 2 of the exam. I am quite nervous for this exam because I feel I am not going to do well. I have been studying constantly after my prelim since I got a grade D (48%) and I've been getting good marks on my essays using notes, but I just cant get my head around writing an essay in 45 minutes without notes! I
got a grade A in National 5. Any idea of really good studying tips for critical essays? and is it possible to write an essay, memorise it, and change it about to suit the question being asked on exam day. My exam is in 2 days!!!
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Hello,
This year in Higher English I am studying 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller for my critical essay in paper 2 of the exam. I am quite nervous for this exam because I feel I am not going to do well. I have been studying constantly after my prelim since I got a grade D (48%) and I've been getting good marks on my essays using notes, but I just cant get my head around writing an essay in 45 minutes without notes! I
got a grade A in National 5. Any idea of really good studying tips for critical essays? and is it possible to write an essay, memorise it, and change it about to suit the question being asked on exam day. My exam is in 2 days!!!
Hi, I feel your stress! I am doing The Crucible my Arthur Miller and quite frankly, I am terrible at it what I am doing though is, I have looked on drama questions for like the past 10 years worth and I am creating essay plans on how I would go about answering them.
I was considering memorising essays but I left it to late and at this late stage, I think it is just uneccessary stress as the sqa are unpredictable so it's not guaranteed one you memorise will come up! I will reply again in 2 minutes with a lost of all questions I have prepared plans for
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Hi, I feel your stress! I am doing The Crucible my Arthur Miller and quite frankly, I am terrible at it what I am doing though is, I have looked on drama questions for like the past 10 years worth and I am creating essay plans on how I would go about answering them.
I was considering memorising essays but I left it to late and at this late stage, I think it is just uneccessary stress as the sqa are unpredictable so it's not guaranteed one you memorise will come up! I will reply again in 2 minutes with a lost of all questions I have prepared plans for
  1. Relationship
    Key scene
    Crucial error
    Character changes
    Makes you dislike a character
    Conflict
    Rivalry
    Rejection/isolation/loneliness
    Character's changing view of himself
    Seeking truth/avoiding truth/hiding truth
    Slow To understand seriousness of situation
    Effective opening/concluding scene
    Scene involving moment of conflict or resolution to conflict
    Scene where a troubled relationship reaches a crisis point
    Theme of power, corruption or disillusionment
    Revenge/betrayal/sacrifice

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    If anyone else is doing the crucible, how many quotes have you guys learned in total? I have 12 but I'm not sure if that is enough...…see moreI have about 20 but I think I usually only use about 12 in an average essay. I like to have a few extras so I can choose which ones to use depending on the question but if you think that your 12 quotes are enough and don't feel you're missing anything then I think that's fine. 0
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    If anyone else is doing the crucible, how many quotes have you guys learned in total? I have 12 but I'm not sure if that is enough...…see moreHi, I have about the same!

    12 should be fine if you can tweak them to suit different questions Image

    Do you happen to know how to write an essay on a key scene/effective ending for The Crucible as I'm struggling?! 0
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    does anybody have a list of drama critical essay Qs from older past papers? or even just a list of all the possible types that could crop up?…see moreImage

    This is a list from a booklet from my teacher about The Crucible. They're all ones for The Crucible but you can probably use them for other dramas. It think they're from past papers but I'm not sure. 0
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    Do you happen to know how to write an essay on a key scene/effective ending for The Crucible as I'm struggling?!…see moreI wrote about John Proctor's character development, his and Elizabeth's relationship, along with stage directions. 0
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    I have about 20 but I think I usually only use about 12 in an average essay. I like to have a few extras so I can choose which ones to use depending on the question but if you think that your 12 quotes are enough and don't feel you're missing anything then I think that's fine.…see more12 per essay? How on earth do you manage to write 12 quotes and analysis? I only do 6 Image 0
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    https://klms5english.wikispaces.com/...Critical+Essay

    There is a document on this website called higher critical essay qs and it has loads of critical essay questions to practice 0
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    12 per essay? How on earth do you manage to write 12 quotes and analysis? I only do 6 Image…see moreMore importantly, HOW do you even write a crucible essay!!! Last one I done I got 8... at least you can write them as I just end up retelling the story... any suggestions on how to improve?!?! 0
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    12 per essay? How on earth do you manage to write 12 quotes and analysis? I only do 6 Image…see moreI just write 4 paragraphs with about 3 quotes in each. I might not analyse all the quotes really deeply and you might so do whatever you feel comfortable with. 0
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Hi, I feel your stress! I am doing The Crucible my Arthur Miller and quite frankly, I am terrible at it what I am doing though is, I have looked on drama questions for like the past 10 years worth and I am creating essay plans on how I would go about answering them.
I was considering memorising essays but I left it to late and at this late stage, I think it is just uneccessary stress as the sqa are unpredictable so it's not guaranteed one you memorise will come up! I will reply again in 2 minutes with a lost of all questions I have prepared plans for
Thank you soo much Amy, I was scared nobody would reply quick enough! I really
appreciate you advice and sending me some essay questions I wish you the best of luck in your exam
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I'm studying The Crucible as well! Do you have any predictions on what the questions will be on?


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Best way around it is to learn one paragraph and keep writing it over and over again. Then do the same for the second paragraph. I usually then try to write paragraph 1 and 2 together without my notes. Then P3...etc

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Have no idea but I'm really really hoping there is a relationship essay!! I really struggle with writing essays on The Crucible as I end up just re-telling the story :/ but yeah a relationship essay, or one about how a characters provokes your dislike would be ideal! What about you?
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