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I did the paper 1 exam for as english literature today and im feeling very restless cos i wasnt able to finish the Othello question. So my answer for the first question only consisted of why I thought Othello was confused. I didnt have enough time to give a counter argument or a conslusion. Also, my poetry answer was very rushed, even though I tried to cover all AO's I dont thinlk I did very well. I was just wondering how everyone found it and if they finished on time?
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Hi, although I'm doing A2 at the minute I know a lot of my classmates felt the same last year and they didn't do that badly. Plus, if the whole country found it difficult the grade boundaries will be low! Timing is definitely tricky, personally I find it way too short. I guess all you can do now is focus on the prose paper, I'm sure that will go even better for you.

I was just wondering what was the Othello question about/which particular scene came up? And do you know which poem came up for the pre-1900s?
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Hi, although I'm doing A2 at the minute I know a lot of my classmates felt the same last year and they didn't do that badly. Plus, if the whole country found it difficult the grade boundaries will be low! Timing is definitely tricky, personally I find it way too short. I guess all you can do now is focus on the prose paper, I'm sure that will go even better for you.

I was just wondering what was the Othello question about/which particular scene came up? And do you know which poem came up for the pre-1900s?

the Othello question that came up was something like "how does Shakespeare present Othello as being confused in his judgement"
and the pre 1900 poem was The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy
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the Othello question that came up was something like "how does Shakespeare present Othello as being confused in his judgement"
and the pre 1900 poem was The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy
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I did the paper 1 exam for as english literature today and im feeling very restless cos i wasnt able to finish the Othello question. So my answer for the first question only consisted of why I thought Othello was confused. I didnt have enough time to give a counter argument or a conslusion. Also, my poetry answer was very rushed, even though I tried to cover all AO's I dont thinlk I did very well. I was just wondering how everyone found it and if they finished on time?

its not that great that you didn't include a counter argument for Othello but did you hit the other AOs? I finished mine just in the nick of time but I spent too long on Othello and had to rush my poetry essay slightly. When you did your poetry essay did you get all the AOs then? my teacher always drilled into us how important they can be. I'm sure you did fine, as long as you ticked most of the AO boxes. Other people I spoke too said they were rushed towards the end aswell, so you're not alone on the timing issue
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its not that great that you didn't include a counter argument for Othello but did you hit the other AOs? I finished mine just in the nick of time but I spent too long on Othello and had to rush my poetry essay slightly. When you did your poetry essay did you get all the AOs then? my teacher always drilled into us how important they can be. I'm sure you did fine, as long as you ticked most of the AO boxes. Other people I spoke too said they were rushed towards the end aswell, so you're not alone on the timing issue
I had about 20 minutes to do the poetry question, I did include all the AOs but I don't think my essay was really good in general. How did you find the unseen prose question in paper 2?
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Hi, although I'm doing A2 at the minute I know a lot of my classmates felt the same last year and they didn't do that badly. Plus, if the whole country found it difficult the grade boundaries will be low! Timing is definitely tricky, personally I find it way too short. I guess all you can do now is focus on the prose paper, I'm sure that will go even better for you.

I was just wondering what was the Othello question about/which particular scene came up? And do you know which poem came up for the pre-1900s?
Thank you! I don't think I did much better in paper 2 but I did finish both question thankfully.
The scene in the extract was a conversation between Iago and Othello from act 4 scene 1
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the Othello question that came up was something like "how does Shakespeare present Othello as being confused in his judgement"
and the pre 1900 poem was The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy
What was the question for 'Gatsby' ? (if that was on your paper)
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Hi can you remember what the Othello question was for the AS paper 2017? Thank you btw I am not trying to cheat on my Mock as we have already done them before Christmas. I got a C sadly. I am just wanting to do more practice so I can nail the exam in the summer. Thank you.
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did you ever find out?x
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and was the unseen prose the extract by DH Lawrence ?
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