why cant i get more than a 4? (english) Watch

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aight i literally do everything my teacher tells me to, i write it all down on the test, and get a 4. tf?
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A lot in English is about structure and how you answer the questions. You have to choose what information you use carefully and construct your answers thoughtfully. If I were you, I'd ask to write an answer with my teacher so that I knew how to go about it.
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I can't give great advice but from what your saying, perhaps you are writing too formulaic and need to relax a bit more when writing rather than following a strict plan. This is because every English Language paper is focused on different questions and therefore whilst the methods your teacher have taught you will work, they need to be adapted for each particular text you are writing about. I'd say when analysing a text, look for what strikes you at first e.g. is there a metaphor, personification etc. and what effect does this have. Then create your own point, evidence, explanation.
Also, the creative writing section and SPAG are great ways to gain marks
If you need any more help please just message me
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I agree with you;-). I also want to add about broadening learning resources. I remember I was working and doing three GCSEs and a level 3 diploma at the same time, totally exhausted from all these stress. Luckily I found a few reliable YouTube channels helping me with revising. In the end, I passed all my exams. Although they are all grade 4, I am so proud of what I have had achieved within such a short space of time and managed to get into uni. So believe in yourself and make sure to make efforts in everything you're doing, it will all come together in the end:-)
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A lot in English is about structure and how you answer the questions. You have to choose what information you use carefully and construct your answers thoughtfully. If I were you, I'd ask to write an answer with my teacher so that I knew how to go about it.
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I agree with you;-). I also want to add about broadening learning resources. I remember I was working and doing three GCSEs and a level 3 diploma at the same time, totally exhausted from all these stress. Luckily I found a few reliable YouTube channels helping me with revising. In the end, I passed all my exams. Although they are all grade 4, I am so proud of what I have had achieved within such a short space of time and managed to get into uni. So believe in yourself and make sure to make efforts in everything you're doing, it will all come together in the end:-)
Yes!!! There is an ever growing amount of online resources particularly with YouTube channels such as Mr Bruff and Mr Salles who specialise in English - but also I found sometimes the comment sections were just as good as the videos in terms of help
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