I just want to know how to improve my gcse grade? My last english language exam, i had an D and my target is a C. Could you plase give me some advice on how to get that C? Thank You. I am stuggle alot on section A than section B

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i am working on a D and it is an foundation exam. im stuck on how to revice English Langiage. it kind of hard.

Posted Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 13:54 by Mohsin
Edited by Mohsin on Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 13:55

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Hi there Mohsin,

To get a good grade in English Language do past papers, also look at the command words on the question. Section A is referring to one particular text, the first question is summing the text up, but use your OWN words and the second question is referred to the text but it's asking something else.

Also getting a C on a foundation paper will be very difficult, so my advice to you is do a higher tier paper as it will be much easier. On the other hand, your coursework should also boost you up.

Hope that has helped!

Answered Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 15:08 by Fahima Akhtar
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Hello!

How i revsie is to write out detaileds bullet points on your texts you do. I am guessing that you studying a book ( or short stories) and a play and a group of poems you must know. I do the highter papers so i do not know exactly but anyways.

When studying a text you know,

1. writie out notes. short bullet points.

2.. make sure you know the plot well!

3. know vthe charactors and there importants in the book.l for exmple what they do to change the plot. write out simple bullet points about each person.

4. and just read the book and write and overveiw of each ch. so you know eveything is! :)

revsing poems!!

A thing thats helps me is called ARTWORS- it stands for:

A-ABOUT - what thew poem is about.

R- repeated ideas- a theme.

T- tone of poem. -  mood of the speaker. What does vit project? anger, ( mabye reapted words. short sentences. enjambment. cuarsa. etc )

W - WORDS --- comment on the diffrent affects and what effect it has on the reader/poem.

A-- ALLITERATION---- letter sounds repeating. what effect does it give to the poem.

R----- rhymes and rhythme----- message to get across.

S-- STRUCTURE----- this gets you the marks. But dont stress! once you have workeed out the above you will basically know the structure of the poems :)

PLAY.

1. writie out notes. short bullet points.

2.. make sure you know the plot well!

3. know vthe charactors and there importants in the book.l for exmple what they do to change the plot. write out simple bullet points about each person.

4. and just read the book and write and overveiw of each ch. so you know eveything is! :)

NOW, HOW TO STUDY LAngauge :)

it is a lot easier then people think.

The best way to improve is past papers.

but you need to know the basic way to structure answers and word phases.

1. SKIM READING.

- read passage to get va sense of time, topic, genre, tone and atomshpere.

2. SCANNING ANDE SELECTING.

-after reading the question on vwriters effects (paper 2, q.2) and underlining the key word in each part of the qeustion, return to the passage and highlight the relevent material.  identify and highliht only the key phases which is particurarly effective, not a large chunk of text. Aim to find about 5 choices for each part of the q.

3. TRANSFERRING TO A PLAN.

- transfer chosen quotes to a list.  Againest each choice exaplined the effect it is conveying to figurative langauge. i.e. metaphors. you may use literary terms if they are relevent. but you still need to exaplin the precise effect of the example you have chosen.

4. DEVELOPING THE RESPONE.

look at text asgain, this time at the use of such devices as repetition, contrast, question marks etc.  add the beginning of each section of your plan write a brief overview comment.

5. WRITING THE REPSONE.

response writting carefully, putting qoutes in when accurate. dont repeat. choices shouldnt be clumped. easy to rad and understanmd.

IDEAS from cambridge assement group.

i suggest doing higher paper as it is easier to get a C.

i learnt these in class :)

Answered Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 21:05 by Holly K
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LOL you have written so much and I don't know where to start.

I know where your coming from, but I've done an exam on language it was an early entry and it was preety much okay, but I'm doing it again for a better result!

Language is apparently the "importent" one out of Lit, but I find it the other way around.

Just practice many past papers and do higher tier, because it's much more better. I wouldn't know much about foundation English Lit, because I havern't done it.

If you can get a D in foundation thats like a C in Higher, so I think you're capable of doing higher and it's what you want, so just have a talk with your teacher when school opens or so :).

Answered Wed 10th April, 2013 @ 23:35 by Fahima Akhtar
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If you're doing AQA...

Section A

  • Don't need any intros or conclusions.

Question 1

  • No bullet points
  • Maybe paragraphs
  • About 6-8 points
  • Include short embedded quotations
  • Pick out key points and rephrase article according to question.

Question 2

  • Read question carefully - only analyse what's specified.
  • Don't forget to make links to text.
  • Use a separate paragraph for every device

Question 3

  • Identify thought/feeling/opinion.
  • Explain how this is converyed using quotations
  • Don't include detailed analysis
  • Structure by thoughts/feeling

Question 4

  • Structure according to devices
  • About 4 devices
  • Quotations
  • Choose whichever article you'll find easiest for comparison - it doesn't matter which you choose.
Answered Sun 5th May, 2013 @ 11:56 by Hoosierette