How to improve English coursework from C to an A

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I am currently in Year 13 and received my coursework back... I got 13/25 for it which gives me a C overall. I am quite bummed as I want an A in this coursework but I have six to seven weeks to improve it so really determined to make sure I do! I was wondering whether anybody had some tips on what to do or whether they were able to do such a drastic improvement? Ngl, this first draft was quite rushed

I do English Lit AQA and the books I have to write about are The Lonely Londoners and Heart of Darkness
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Apply critical theory: feminism, marxism, psychoanalytic approaches, Gender performativity. Whatever fits with your books, do it.
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Apply critical theory: feminism, marxism, psychoanalytic approaches, Gender performativity. Whatever fits with your books, do it.
Thank you so much for your answer! Does Freud count as a critical theory? (Sorry if that sounds stupid lol) And how exactly would you apply critical theories?
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Thank you so much for your answer! Does Freud count as a critical theory? (Sorry if that sounds stupid lol) And how exactly would you apply critical theories?
Yes, all of Freud's stuff counts as critical theory. It's hard for me to explain how to apply them as I'm no teacher but I'll try and help.

I just looked up your two books and perhaps a post-colonial lens would be a good one to use. I'm not sure if it'll fit having not read them but do a few google searches and I'm sure you'll be able to see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonialism

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...BpTrcAQUQ2hgFI

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...YU_K6cPjG51maH

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...tLLsoRAjYZWBu_

Find some acadmeic essays and refernce them using footnotes:
http://www.neilstoolbox.com/bibliogr...ator/index.htm will help.

In terms of applying them, just explore the significance of the critical theory in your texts. You dont have to delve deep into the theories. You can just outline them and say "this theory is applicable to X where..."
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Yes, all of Freud's stuff counts as critical theory. It's hard for me to explain how to apply them as I'm no teacher but I'll try and help.

I just looked up your two books and perhaps a post-colonial lens would be a good one to use. I'm not sure if it'll fit having not read them but do a few google searches and I'm sure you'll be able to see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonialism

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...BpTrcAQUQ2hgFI

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...YU_K6cPjG51maH

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...tLLsoRAjYZWBu_

Find some acadmeic essays and refernce them using footnotes:
http://www.neilstoolbox.com/bibliogr...ator/index.htm will help.

In terms of applying them, just explore the significance of the critical theory in your texts. You dont have to delve deep into the theories. You can just outline them and say "this theory is applicable to X where..."
Yeah we have to use critics but I will definitely look into critical theories! Thank you
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