Timing for English Lit Handmaids Tale Essay

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I currently study Lit Lang Combined A level. I have exams next week, and will be expected to write a four-point essay for both The Handmaids Tale and Paris (Lang) in an hour each. How is basically the question. I achieved two grade 9's at GCSE, so feel as if I should be fine, but I can't figure out timing at all. I easily spend 30-40 minutes on one paragraph.
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Hey,
When I write my English essays I think of a "big point" and then split it into two "sub points", then add a conclusion. So when I've finished I have two huge paragraphs sandwiched between an introduction and conclusion. This helps me squish the whole essay into 45 minutes. In the two paragraphs you can technically fit 4 points. Does the Lang/Lit exam mean the essay has to be 4 separate paragraphs?
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Hey,
When I write my English essays I think of a "big point" and then split it into two "sub points", then add a conclusion. So when I've finished I have two huge paragraphs sandwiched between an introduction and conclusion. This helps me squish the whole essay into 45 minutes. In the two paragraphs you can technically fit 4 points. Does the Lang/Lit exam mean the essay has to be 4 separate paragraphs?
Uh, my teacher has basically told me how one exam question, given an hour to complete, should have an introduction, three-four points and a conclusion.
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Well, you have to learn how to organise your thoughts a little better, in that case. I would recommend thinking about how you will tie all of the AOs to each point in your plan.
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(Original post by LexiKristen)
Uh, my teacher has basically told me how one exam question, given an hour to complete, should have an introduction, three-four points and a conclusion.
Yeah, you can do that in an hour for sure, especially 3 paragraphs. You just need to think "big point" and split it into smaller "sub" points, and try not to get too carried away. Always refer back to the question.
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