I hope to study English Literature at A level next year, but I can never seem to reach above a 6. I feel like I have good knowledge of all three texts (contextually, contents and ideas) but I really want to be getting them 7/8's at GCSE and I don't believe "PPE" paragraphs are strong enough to get me them. Does anyone have any tips or structures to boost grades in Literature?
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- Thread Starter
- 06-03-2018 21:04
- 06-03-2018 21:12
I got an 8 in literature and I never stuck to the structure they told us to. I started with the point, did an embedded quotation for evidence and then I went into a lot of depth into the words first, then explained how that creates an effect. I usually left the explanation to the end because I just found it flowed better like that. To be honest, you’ve just got to keep it detailed but concise. Also, I found I did better when I did 3/4 longer but really strong paragraphs rather than 5/6 weak ones.
- 06-03-2018 21:21
Hi, I did English Literature when I was in year 10 and got an 8. I didn't really revise, however the month berfore I started writing lots of essay. Our teacher taught us this:
All of this should be included in all paragraphs. So do three paragraphs ensuring it has all of the above in.
Do introduction and conclusion as well
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I advise you to put lots of detail in and have alternate interpretations for the language analysis.