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Hello everyone, does anyone have any tips to include in an English lit essay that guarantees a grade 8/9. I'm desperate to do well in this essay so any help would be appreciated!
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What book/play/poem are you doing? Is it a comparative essay or an extract question? I can't guarantee an 8/9 because that depends on your essay writing, whether it flows etc. Do you know the question?

Some good tips for a great essay though:

- Sophisticated vocab - so no 'in conclusion', you could use 'ultimately' to end your essay. Don't use 'this shows' all the time, you could use 'demonstrates' or 'portrays'. And don't forget to include good vocabulary in your main body paragraphs so instead of 'happy', for example, you could use 'elated' etc.
- Use good techniques - as well as similes, imagery, or metaphors, ensure you find examples of more advanced techniques ie. pathetic fallacy, juxtaposition, or assonance - to name a few.
- Find relevant quotes. Don't choose a quote because you can see an easy technique to write about, choose one because it relates well to the question.
With that in mind...
- Stick to the question! A lot of people tend to drift away and begin to write what is easy or what they think of first. Take the time to produce well-thought-out paragraphs which answer the question.
- Make sure your topic sentences relate directly to the question:
ie. if your question is how does ____ show _____ in _____
Your first paragraph topic sentence could be:
_______ expertly uses ____ in the novel through his use of ________
(as a very basic example).

Good luck! I hope this helped!
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