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hello ! does anyone know how to write a grade 9 thesis ? i study macbeth inspector calls and a xmas carol. How should i structure a thesis ? what do i include ?

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Original post by eshalkkk
hello ! does anyone know how to write a grade 9 thesis ? i study macbeth inspector calls and a xmas carol. How should i structure a thesis ? what do i include ?


Wonderful: I did the same texts!!

So a thesis statement is what I include in my introduction. The way I’d write it is: straight off the bat answer the question, explain the significance of what’s been asked. Ie how does this relate in the wider context of the text, how does this relate to the time period and what were the authors intentions. Then you can briefly summarise what the essay is about (although not necessary). This structure worked well for me!

Example from one of my essays: Q: explore how Shakespeare presents the relationship between Macbeth and LM.
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okay thank u ! also so u think it’s possible to go from a 6 to a 9 in english lit ? in less that a month until gcses ??
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Original post by subbhy
Wonderful: I did the same texts!!
So a thesis statement is what I include in my introduction. The way I’d write it is: straight off the bat answer the question, explain the significance of what’s been asked. Ie how does this relate in the wider context of the text, how does this relate to the time period and what were the authors intentions. Then you can briefly summarise what the essay is about (although not necessary). This structure worked well for me!
Example from one of my essays: Q: explore how Shakespeare presents the relationship between Macbeth and LM.
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this is amazing. How do u write like this and use such ambitious vocab ?
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Original post by eshalkkk
this is amazing. How do u write like this and use such ambitious vocab ?


I’ve practised a lot! Once you practise writing essays you’ll realise the main themes are all linked so can remember good phrases to use!

If you’re interested, you can find the essays here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12897986
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thank you i will take a look. Do u have any tips on how to structure a lit essay ? how many quotes in a paragraph? i usually do 3 but then my paragraphs turn out to be way too long due to my analysis as i write a lot so what do u recommend ?
Original post by eshalkkk
hello ! does anyone know how to write a grade 9 thesis ? i study macbeth inspector calls and a xmas carol. How should i structure a thesis ? what do i include ?

Talk about the characters being contsructs. Add some key context like the era the text was based in and what the writer intends to do using these characters as constructs.
e.g, Priestley uses the men in the play as constructs for greed, negligence and self-pity. AIC is a didactic text which seeks to criticise those bourgeoisie men who mistreat the working class and women in a 20th century society during 1912. blah blah blah. Watch Mr Salles hes the goat for these things. TRUST ME!!
Another tip is also to outline what you'll talk about in your 3 or 4 or 5 paragraphs by talking about it ij your thesis. Like in my previous rushed thesis, i mentioned greed, ignorance/negligence and self-pity. An d yes I believe you can go from a grade 6 to a grade 9 quickly, just watch mr salles and do past papers. soon enough you will develop an ability to create high level essays which get you 9s or 8s every time if you become good at it.
Original post by eshalkkk
thank you i will take a look. Do u have any tips on how to structure a lit essay ? how many quotes in a paragraph? i usually do 3 but then my paragraphs turn out to be way too long due to my analysis as i write a lot so what do u recommend ?

depends on the text. For me for AIC, I use 2-3 quotes per paragaraph per character. However it depends on your writing ability. Sometimes I've found just using one quote and exploring it deeper gets you more marks than using many quotes. Think smarter not harder. Do this by being perceptive and giving multiple interpretations and try be creative here. Put your linguistics hat on and try to infer using the imagery or other technique given to you and clearly state the writer's purpose for each technique. Do no just technique spot, you get no marks. E.g im blah blah blah quote "as solitary as an oyster" Scrooge is presented by DICKENS as a very lonely man by nature and the simile oyster suggests he has a harsh exterior which has developed due to childhood abuse, but also that his personality is hidden behind his trauma and that actually he will develop as a character. Dickens does this to remind capitalists reading this that like scrooge they have the agency to change policies surrounding the working class and he is motivating them to stop being parsimonious and to share a thought for the moet destitute in society. (im waffling here, but you get the idea...)
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Original post by eshalkkk
okay thank u ! also so u think it’s possible to go from a 6 to a 9 in english lit ? in less that a month until gcses ??


Of course! You must know the texts inside out though!!
Reply 10
Original post by eshalkkk
thank you i will take a look. Do u have any tips on how to structure a lit essay ? how many quotes in a paragraph? i usually do 3 but then my paragraphs turn out to be way too long due to my analysis as i write a lot so what do u recommend ?


Structure I follow:

Introduction (as above)
Main body 1: 1/2 main quotes, embed other quotes
Main body 2: 1 quote, embed a couple
Main body 3: quote from extract (depends on where the extract comes from so include chronologically)
Conclusion

Context + form/structure woven throughout to add depth and flair!
Reply 11
Original post by eshalkkk
thank you i will take a look. Do u have any tips on how to structure a lit essay ? how many quotes in a paragraph? i usually do 3 but then my paragraphs turn out to be way too long due to my analysis as i write a lot so what do u recommend ?


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Original post by battle_machine07
Talk about the characters being contsructs. Add some key context like the era the text was based in and what the writer intends to do using these characters as constructs.
e.g, Priestley uses the men in the play as constructs for greed, negligence and self-pity. AIC is a didactic text which seeks to criticise those bourgeoisie men who mistreat the working class and women in a 20th century society during 1912. blah blah blah. Watch Mr Salles hes the goat for these things. TRUST ME!!


that sounds good thank u !
Original post by subbhy
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thank u so much ! i’m really trying to improve my vocab but other done reading i don’t know how too but to read model answers.
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Original post by userwantstolearn
thank u so much ! i’m really trying to improve my vocab but other done reading i don’t know how too but to read model answers.


Reading other answers does help you magpie great phrases to use, also watching YouTube videos might introduce you to new vocab!
Reply 15
Original post by battle_machine07
depends on the text. For me for AIC, I use 2-3 quotes per paragaraph per character. However it depends on your writing ability. Sometimes I've found just using one quote and exploring it deeper gets you more marks than using many quotes. Think smarter not harder. Do this by being perceptive and giving multiple interpretations and try be creative here. Put your linguistics hat on and try to infer using the imagery or other technique given to you and clearly state the writer's purpose for each technique. Do no just technique spot, you get no marks. E.g im blah blah blah quote "as solitary as an oyster" Scrooge is presented by DICKENS as a very lonely man by nature and the simile oyster suggests he has a harsh exterior which has developed due to childhood abuse, but also that his personality is hidden behind his trauma and that actually he will develop as a character. Dickens does this to remind capitalists reading this that like scrooge they have the agency to change policies surrounding the working class and he is motivating them to stop being parsimonious and to share a thought for the moet destitute in society. (im waffling here, but you get the idea...)


what’s a linguistic ?
Original post by eshalkkk
what’s a linguistic ?

voabulary. wordss.
Original post by subbhy
Reading other answers does help you magpie great phrases to use, also watching YouTube videos might introduce you to new vocab!


hello again i was going to ask if a question on kingship came up for macbeth how do i link it to other key themes ?
Original post by userwantstolearn
hello again i was going to ask if a question on kingship came up for macbeth how do i link it to other key themes ?


like what would my thesis look like and topic sentences ?
Reply 19
Original post by userwantstolearn
like what would my thesis look like and topic sentences ?


Well you have to think about.

Some things to consider
- how is kingship linked to virtue? Is the reign of a tyrannical king stable?
- how is the righteous king restored to the throne. Why was it important that this happened?
- what actually is kingship? What are qualities of a good king? What were Duncan’s shortcomings?

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