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how to make an effective plan fast in english lit without wasting time?

under exam pressure i always end up wasting time and going over planning time because of thinking of a thesis statement that makes sense and remembering ideas and concepts
also how do i link back to the question and explain the authors intentions/ purpose properly without repeating myself and talking about the audience and context?
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Original post by faeriie
under exam pressure i always end up wasting time and going over planning time because of thinking of a thesis statement that makes sense and remembering ideas and concepts
also how do i link back to the question and explain the authors intentions/ purpose properly without repeating myself and talking about the audience and context?

okay so i've got a structure for the main paragraph- i haven't included the intro, but lmk if it would be helpful? (imagine the question is about male aggression in romeo and juliet or smth idk):

topic sentence -> e.g shakespeare presents/explores the violence between the males of the capulet and montague family to enforce...

technique -> he does this through...(insert literary technique)

evidence -> insert relevant quote to back up the technique u just mentioned

explanation -> what effect does this technique have?

connect to writer -> has the writer done this for a specific reason? this is where you bring in context to analyse further (also maybe consider where in the text you are writing about- does this affect something that happens later in the play/text or vice versa?)

(YOU DONT HAVE TO DO THIS: but examiners seem to like it because it shows them u have a broad understanding of the writer's purpose- you could also include alternative interpretations. for example:
--> 'in one way this could show...in other ways this could also show...'
--> 'explicitly, the writer is trying to show us...however implicitly the writer could be showing us...'
--> 'alternatively...it could be argued that....'

link -> how does this point relate to the question? (kind of just rewording the question and summarising what u said)


i hope this helped 🫶
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