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  • Subject: English
  • AS: 90849
  • Level: 1
  • Credits: 4
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1.1 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence

Key tips

  • Use exemplars or examples of student work as a model for your own answers.
  • Time how long it takes to write a good essay and practise writing under the time limit.
  • Choose a question that suits your text and that you understand fully.
  • Answer the question by applying your knowledge rather than memorising essays.
  • Use keywords in the question to help focus your answer and to link back to the question at the end of each paragraph.
  • Plan your answer and your evidence.
  • Answer all parts of the question.
  • Memorise quotations so they are accurate.
  • Respond to the question by stating what the text made you think about.
  • Demonstrate a wider knowledge of the text by showing how each feature of the text relates, connects, and influences the other.
  • Make sure you use the correct answer booklet for your text.
  • To help make your meaning clear it is important to check on your spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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