GCSE English Literature help!Watch
INCLUDE WORDING FROM QUESTION! <---- VERY IMPORTANT MAKE SURE EVERY PARAGRAPH AND POINT RELATES TO THE QUESTION IT SHOWS FOCUS ON THE ACTUAL QUESTION YOU ARE RESPONDING TO
Pre-amble (Introduction) - cover all your main points in a short summary and also respond to the question
Point - relevant to question, identifying a literary technique and make sure it is sophisticated not just 'Macbeth is a noble character who turns bad' more like 'Macbeth originally shows virtuous characteristics, but his morals are overcome by ambition and
Quote from extract - must include technique, make it analyzable for both whole quote analysis as well as close-text anaylsis
Inference - make it perceptive, orginal and explained and link it to the qustion
Connotations/Close-text analysis - this is key, pick a word or short phrase and explain how that specifically creates whatever the question is asking
Context - make it relevant and devolped
Mini-quote - FROM REST OF PLAY
Mini-inference and connotation - same as above, but shorter
Link back to question.
AS for other things you may want to include, think about the contemporary audience and impact on them/the reader.
how do i revise or write an essay about macbeth/christmas carol that is a high grade
For question A the examiner is looking for:
must have reference to language features
explore effect ( all effects must come from specific language, form or structure features in the extract)
consider structure from start to end
For question B:
Context linked to theme and plot
Knowledge of the whole play
For revision if you know the play quite well i would practice writing essays in the time limit and then maybe give them to your teacher to mark?