Section A, Part A
- Think about the bigger picture, do not closely analyse.
- Form (poem? novel?)
- It is essential to 'pin down' the story at the very start
- Why is it a key event & where does it occur?
- What is the overall structure of the passage?
- What is its chronology?
- What kind of text am i dealing with?
- What voices are at work?
- What is the time and place setting?
- What relevant uses of language are there?
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Section A, Part B
- Question is set up as a debate
- You are there to discuss the interpretation offered
- Show the variety of readings that can come about
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- You must have an even spread of all three texts
- No need to compare texts
- If doing poetry, 2 poems is fine; for long poems, one is sufficient
- No need to quote critics - but you must show there is more than one of responding to a text
- Band six will;
- focus on the task
- make relevent use of apt references
- evaluate writers' methods
- have sophisticated expression
- be shaped as an arguement
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