English Paper A Section 1 Notes

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Locating and Retrieving Information

  • Ask you to locate and retrieve information from the text
  • Test your ability to spot relevant deatails
  • Usually phrased in one of two ways:
    • What clues or details can you find to prove or show something?
    • What evidence can you find to prove or show something?
  • You can list your answer in Bullet Points
  • You don't have to use PEE (Point, Evidence. Explanation)

Personal Response

  • Asks you to make personal comments on the passage ypu have just read
  • Focuses on a character, relationship or place
  • Usually phrased in one of three ways:
    • What do you learn about a character or relationship
    • What impressions do you get of a character, or a relationship or a place
    • What are your thoughts and feelings about a character, relationship or place
  • You have to be able to use PEE and inference to answer these questions

Character Response Questions

  • Requires you to show

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