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Thanks, this may be a stupid question but I've never really understood how you write imagery?
Honestly, don't worry, I'm exactly the same lol. I can't give you much advice tbh because I'm not the best either. Maybe look at different things on google, that's what I tend to do when I'm looking for English related things
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I didn’t know how similar this was to the Nat 5 course. It’s basically all the same but RUAE is longer.

For Set Text, my class are doing the play “Slab Boys”, and for the Critical Essay, the novel “Trumpet” by Jackie Kay. We are also going to be studying a film which gives us a choice for the essay.
and you 300 extra words to fill in your portfolio piece
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does the word count for the portfolio include the title?
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does the word count for the portfolio include the title?
The Title of each essay is not included in the word count, the list of sources for your discursive/persuasive essay is also not included in the word count
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Hello there,
I am literally at the brink of a meltdown. I am doing everything that is required yet I am lacking somewhere which is reflected in my grades. I have a tutor, but I feel like she might give up on me anytime soon. I am worried, how can I improve my close reading score? it should be easy but it isn't.
I am confident in set text and critical essays. Recently I scored a 16/20 for my timed essay on 'A View From The Bridge'.
I also keep analysing newspaper articles, which has been beneficial as I was able to expand my vocabulary.
Please help me here.
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Hello there,
I am literally at the brink of a meltdown. I am doing everything that is required yet I am lacking somewhere which is reflected in my grades. I have a tutor, but I feel like she might give up on me anytime soon. I am worried, how can I improve my close reading score? it should be easy but it isn't.
I am confident in set text and critical essays. Recently I scored a 16/20 for my timed essay on 'A View From The Bridge'.
I also keep analysing newspaper articles, which has been beneficial as I was able to expand my vocabulary.
Please help me here.
Thanks.
Close reading is a about how to answer questions, if you know the formula then you've cracked it, the sqa want each candidate to answer the questions in a certain way and if you dont then they can't give you the mark, its frustrating I know but that's how it is. Just revise how to answer each question and then use those techniques on a past paper and see how you do, use highlighters to highlight parts of the text you'll use.
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What is everyone doing this year?

I'm doing All my sons for the essay, which I am really enjoying.
And for set text Jekyll and Hyde but we haven't started it.

I enjoy english with the texts but I get so worked up when writing essays I just feel like i can't do them, and end up getting bad marks. Any advice? I do quite well in the other areas (or at least at N5) but honestly I don't think I've ever scored more than 12 on an essay, and ideally I'd like to get 15/20
This year my teacher has chosen to analyse the movie 'Black Swan' for the critical essay and we are doing Norman Maccaig poems for the critical reading paper. I absolutely hate writing critical essays too and I am finding it so difficult
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Hands down the easiest higher to get an A in. I sat it 2 years ago, feel free to ask any questions
Any tips for the critical essays? How to structure and sentence opener phrases...
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Any tips for the critical essays? How to structure and sentence opener phrases...
Hi there, i sat higher English last year and got an A so i'm happy to help! To get high marks use topic sentences at the start of each paragraph - this will also make it easier to understand what you will address within each paragraph. For example, "The use of symbolism effectively portrays the differences between East Egg and West Egg, thus exemplifying the inability of Gatsby to ever marry Daisy." You can use short quotations too, as its your analysis which will increase your marks (but use many quotations too!) Basically, your topic sentences is a brief description of what you are going to talk about in a particular paragraph, perhaps mentioning techniques used, and it should be related to the overall subject you've been asked to talk about in your essay. Hope this helps!
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Hello there,
I am literally at the brink of a meltdown. I am doing everything that is required yet I am lacking somewhere which is reflected in my grades. I have a tutor, but I feel like she might give up on me anytime soon. I am worried, how can I improve my close reading score? it should be easy but it isn't.
I am confident in set text and critical essays. Recently I scored a 16/20 for my timed essay on 'A View From The Bridge'.
I also keep analysing newspaper articles, which has been beneficial as I was able to expand my vocabulary.
Please help me here.
Thanks.
Hi, using synonyms helps alot is something i found. e.g. How does the word choice of "precious" help convey x, The word choice of "precious" suggests delicacy and fragility, suggesting how ... (insert explanation which answers questions.) You can also take it further, does the word precious remind you of a diamond? Hope this helps. You can always memorise candidates answers to close reading that has scored high in understanding standards, it may give you a structure to work from x
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Hello, I need help

Does anybody do Jekyll and mr Hyde for critical essay/set text? if yes then would anybody provide me some notes about the last chapter where Jekyll speaks?

This is so far I have spotted: (but idk if it’s true)

-J wanted to separate good and evil

-He created a potion to transform himself to H at night

- j is telling us that he had problems with H such as: unable to control him

-He had a choice to who he wanted to become: J or H.

-J tells us that the cheque (chapter 1) was signed by him and H had bank account opened

This is what I got. Ill try to read polish version of the chapter but idk if I get to spot anything else
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