Examples of A Level English Lit essays?

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Is there anywhere I can see graded examples of English Lit essays online, to give me an idea of where my work is currently at, and what sort of level I need to be at to improve it

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This is one I wrote for AS English - it achieved Band 4 and got a mark somewhere in the range of 16-20 out of 20. I got A in English Lit AS-level.
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This is one I wrote for AS English - it achieved Band 4 and got a mark somewhere in the range of 16-20 out of 20. I got A for the exam this summer.
Chaucer, that was painful.
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I like 'The Miller's Tale' which is what we did. We had a fun teacher though
We did that too, but our teacher was painfully lethargic and boring. I only got 84/120 for that exam which was my all-time English low sadly.

I've attached a John Clare (poetry) essay from A2 English Lit which got 18/20 if I recall. It's quite short but holds a good example.
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Chaucer, that was painful.
It was rather. Perhaps I ought to have put a warning alongside my essay -*may bring up bad memories* or *contents may be offensive*
Apologies for any displeasure caused.
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We did that too, but our teacher was painfully lethargic and boring. I only got 84/120 for that exam which was my all-time English low sadly.

I've attached a John Clare (poetry) essay from A2 English Lit which got 18/20 if I recall. It's quite short but holds a good example.
Ditto! I got 84/120 too - scraped a B for that unit. Luckily I got 83/90 and 90/90 in my other units.
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It was rather. Perhaps I ought to have put a warning alongside my essay -*may bring up bad memories* or *contents may be offensive*
Apologies for any displeasure caused.
Haha well... actually, now everything's finished with my A-levels I actually quite like The Miller's Tale. English Lit kind of ruined the texts we had to study with the pressure of having to know them inside out.

Yep, 120/120 and 90/90 this summer saved my butt pretty much.
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I hated the Millers Tale, I didn't even finish it in the exam, but AMS saved my butt big time
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We did the Franklin's Tale...loved it!
EDIT: forgot to type this bit! My teacher had something against computers and refused to let us type ANYTHING all year. "You're not going to have a computer in the exam, so you're not going to type any of your essays for me!" etc etc. I have a writing bump on my finger now. It shall forever remind me of Chaucer and Shakespeare's As You Like It :P
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I hated the Millers Tale, I didn't even finish it in the exam, but AMS saved my butt big time
I think AMS is the reason I did so badly in that exam. It was sooo boringgg.
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I can post an A2 past paper of mine, if yas want. It got an A, overall.
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We've still got to start Chaucer. I've bought the Merchant's Tale but am reluctant to even be seen carrying it, let alone opening it up and trying to read the damn stuff. Any tips before I start?
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I can post an A2 past paper of mine, if yas want. It got an A, overall.
Please do!!!
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I think AMS is the reason I did so badly in that exam. It was sooo boringgg.
Yes it was boring, but you could dissect the crap out of it. well easy to write an essay on though
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I think AMS is the reason I did so badly in that exam. It was sooo boringgg.
did you do spies at all? and also can I Pm you about something?
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did you do spies at all? and also can I Pm you about something?
I did Cold Mountain but one of our classes did Spies instead of it.

And yes, feel free of course.
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We've still got to start Chaucer. I've bought the Merchant's Tale but am reluctant to even be seen carrying it, let alone opening it up and trying to read the damn stuff. Any tips before I start?
Don't be put off by the scare factor, use the glossary, and read it out loud...it's easier to understand at first if you hear it You'll get used to it, so don't worry!
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We've still got to start Chaucer. I've bought the Merchant's Tale but am reluctant to even be seen carrying it, let alone opening it up and trying to read the damn stuff. Any tips before I start?
Also get a york notes guide. I would have written nothing if it wasn't for that :rolleyes:
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okeydokes, my measure for measure essay from A2. It was an A, quite a solid A, although not full marks quite obviously. hopefully this might allay people's A2 fears!

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Chaucer, that was painful.
Agreed, but I got an A without writing any practice essays.
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