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I’m currently getting C’s (occasionally B’s) in A level English lit (yr2) how can I improve my grade? Writing techniques would be helpful please
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Hi, I'm doing English lit in year 13 consistently getting B grades and A, feel free to add me on LinkedIn to chat
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(Original post by Paulina233)I’m currently getting C’s (occasionally B’s) in A level English lit (yr2) how can I improve my grade? Writing techniques would be helpful please

Original post by Paulina233
I’m currently getting C’s (occasionally B’s) in A level English lit (yr2) how can I improve my grade? Writing techniques would be helpful please
Hi there - what do you find challenging in particular? Is it the essay writing that's tripping you up, i.e. structuring your argument, expressing your ideas etc.? Or is it the textual analysis that you find hard, i.e. not understanding the significance of themes and characters? At A-Level, top grade lit students will generally be able to demonstrate scholarly-level engagement with their texts, e.g. using secondary criticism and applying theoretical frameworks to their interpretation. You should also be thinking about your texts in more creative ways, so try coming up with a couple more possible interpretations as opposed to sticking with the standard, most obvious reading. What texts are you studying? I run a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing top grade English Lit study videos, and I've got lots of resources on Othello and Great Gatsby, with more stuff on Streetcar to come in the months ahead. Check it out and see if it helps you at all?

Othello study video playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhe5sjPdsN7ZvLwrYNzwA2NOUcBFrfaHp
Great Gatsby study video playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhe5sjPdsN7ZvXayW7Bb3-2SCLFabg2ke
Original post by Paulina233
I’m currently getting C’s (occasionally B’s) in A level English lit (yr2) how can I improve my grade? Writing techniques would be helpful please
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Original post by Hyperbolit
Hi there - what do you find challenging in particular? Is it the essay writing that's tripping you up, i.e. structuring your argument, expressing your ideas etc.? Or is it the textual analysis that you find hard, i.e. not understanding the significance of themes and characters? At A-Level, top grade lit students will generally be able to demonstrate scholarly-level engagement with their texts, e.g. using secondary criticism and applying theoretical frameworks to their interpretation. You should also be thinking about your texts in more creative ways, so try coming up with a couple more possible interpretations as opposed to sticking with the standard, most obvious reading. What texts are you studying? I run a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing top grade English Lit study videos, and I've got lots of resources on Othello and Great Gatsby, with more stuff on Streetcar to come in the months ahead. Check it out and see if it helps you at all?

Othello study video playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhe5sjPdsN7ZvLwrYNzwA2NOUcBFrfaHp
Great Gatsby study video playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhe5sjPdsN7ZvXayW7Bb3-2SCLFabg2ke

Hi - thank you so much for responding, I study Othello, death of a salesman, kite runner, handmaids tale. I mostly struggle with forming a sophisticated argument and occasionally textual analysis, I have watched many videos and tried different techniques to improve but I still get the same result or worse. ( my English teacher says my essay doesn't seem like an a level essay) As exams are getting closer I am constantly worrying. I will try watching your YouTube videos as well as reading more critical analysis. Thank you so much.

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