OCR A2 English Literature 15th June 2017 Unit 1 Watch

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Hey all,

My exam is Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as well as An Ideal Husband compared to Coleridge poetry 😊

My teachers have taught us to time it so it's 45 minutes on the extract, 30 minutes on the whole play essay and then 1 hour 15 minutes on the comparison, what about you guys?
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Anyone doing The Tempest and A Doll's House/The Merchant's Tale?I dread English exams - it's not a fair representation of how good you actually are. You can be really good at Eng Lit and the wrong question comes up or you're not in the mood for writing essays etc and your entire grade depends on 2 exams! There's so much pressure to prove yourself.
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What do you guys think the Q will be for the comparative essays?
And what do you think could be the Hamlet extract and essay?
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Guys there is an OCR English Lit thread!
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4664338


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(Original post by got_twd)
Anyone doing The Tempest and A Doll's House/The Merchant's Tale?I dread English exams - it's not a fair representation of how good you actually are. You can be really good at Eng Lit and the wrong question comes up or you're not in the mood for writing essays etc and your entire grade depends on 2 exams! There's so much pressure to prove yourself.
I'm doing A Doll's House and Merchant's Tale


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I'm doing A Doll's House and Merchant's Tale


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Cool! How are you finding comparing them? I think there's quite a few themes you can link e.g. Deception, love/relationships but I find it hard to constantly weave in context as it always sounds so forced! And context is 50% of the actual essay!


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(Original post by got_twd)
Cool! How are you finding comparing them? I think there's quite a few themes you can link e.g. Deception, love/relationships but I find it hard to constantly weave in context as it always sounds so forced! And context is 50% of the actual essay!


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Yeah I like comparing them! Really makes you think more about the individual characters I think. And yeah I think the thing to do is just kind of blend a bit of relevant context in as you're making your point and not so it's like your point and then a block of context, then another point then a block of context, you know?


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Yeah I like comparing them! Really makes you think more about the individual characters I think. And yeah I think the thing to do is just kind of blend a bit of relevant context in as you're making your point and not so it's like your point and then a block of context, then another point then a block of context, you know?


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Yeah exactly that's what my teacher told me to stop doing haha. I always feel like I'm making the same points like 'women were inferior in the 19th century' blah blah! I hope there are some nice questions... good luck for tomorrow!


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(Original post by got_twd)
Yeah exactly that's what my teacher told me to stop doing haha. I always feel like I'm making the same points like 'women were inferior in the 19th century' blah blah! I hope there are some nice questions... good luck for tomorrow!


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Same! Some good context for Chaucer is the Bible which heavily dictated the views of their society, Garden of Eden, the courts Chaucer's tales were read out in, courtly love, etc. But yeah for A Doll's House I seem to just always talk about women :/ although I science began to play a bigger role in the Victorian era which I suppose would have threatened religion so you could maybe bring that in for some questions. And thank you, you too!!


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(Original post by zombie-dance)
Same! Some good context for Chaucer is the Bible which heavily dictated the views of their society, Garden of Eden, the courts Chaucer's tales were read out in, courtly love, etc. But yeah for A Doll's House I seem to just always talk about women :/ although I science began to play a bigger role in the Victorian era which I suppose would have threatened religion so you could maybe bring that in for some questions. And thank you, you too!!


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Yeah I always say 'Chaucer wrote in a heavily religious time' and I suppose you can relate some things to the Black Death too. Oh yeah with Darwin's Origin of the Species and threatening the Bible's story of creation! I forgot about that, you could make some contextual links there. Thanks


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Yeah I always say 'Chaucer wrote in a heavily religious time' and I suppose you can relate some things to the Black Death too. Oh yeah with Darwin's Origin of the Species and threatening the Bible's story of creation! I forgot about that, you could make some contextual links there. Thanks


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