Anyone have advices on how and what to prepare
Year 11 Eng lit HL Watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-07-2017 09:54
- 29-07-2017 19:12
Your question is not terribly clear... How to prepare what? For exams? For the course?
If for the course, I would recommend you study the English A guide or check this site, which I used in my final year, which was brilliant in every respect and gives a pretty good idea what is involved for English at DP. There is quite a lot of material which you can browse through. You get to see and practice with exam papers as well, which is invaluable. You have to ask, though.
If you are asking about exams, then you'll get some practice in class, with your teacher, though we NEVER got enough in my classes with my teacher (another reason I went to that site). It's always good to start writing commentaries early, as this is type of analytical reading and writing is at the core of the English A and B programmes. The more examples of good Paper 1 exams you get to see and write,the better. Start early!
Do you know which works you will be studying for your course? If so, start reading these: then look online for analyses (sparknotes, for example) which will give you the basic lowdown, though it won't help a jot writing for the Paper 2 exam or performing the IOC. For that, you need tailored practice, which you get in class (never enough, to my mind). If you are lucky, your teacher will give you Paper 2 practice every month and IOC sessions regularly at the end of your first year or beginning of your second year, which is what will give you the skills and confidence you need.
That's for literature. If you are studying English Lang/Lit then the part 1 and part 2 of the course deal with language and communication and what you study will depend a lot on your syllabus. Only your teacher can tell you that. Find out. Some of your major assignments are based on these two parts (WT1 and 2, FOA) so you should find out what these are.
Your biggest project in English will be your EE (if you decide to do this major research essay for this course). Here again, having models and studying these will be invaluable and not leave you guessing what is needed.
I'm not sure if any of this helps, but that's the best I can do with your question until you make it more specific.
- 29-07-2017 19:13
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