Today’s LitB1 Revision Activities – One day to go!

You should spend some time today looking at past papers here and getting to know the layout and timing of the paper.
Remember:

  • Section A – Answer two questions on one text you have studied (1 hour)
    The odd numbered question will refer to a how the narrative is told in a specific chapter/part of the text.  You will need to refer to several specific quotations from this text and analyse the way the author has constructed the narrative.

    The even numbered question will refer to a broader issue in the text, possibly a theme, a critic’s judgement about the text or an exploration of the genre of the text.  You will need to explore AO1 (Argument and technical terms); AO3 (Your reading and alternative readings of the texts) and AO4 (relevant historical context).  You must refer to these throughout your answer with specific quotations to instances in the text.
    You should learn some relevant context for two of the texts you have studied in preparation for Section A, this means that you will have some freedom with the text you choose to answer questions about.
    You must only answer questions about one text in this part of the paper.

  • Section B – you must answer one question about the remaining three writers you have studied (1 hour).
    You must not answer about the same text used in Section A.
    You should aim to write about at least 2-3 poems per poet.
    You will be assessed on AO1,2 and 3.

You can find the examiner’s report here.

Today’s activities – don’t over do it today – but do complete one of the tasks below (possibly the past questions task)

Context Research some relevant context for all four of your authors, just in case you decide to change texts for section A.  There are some videos about historical context that have been previously posted on Edutronic for The Great Gatsby, as well this, you could read the introduction to the novel.

Enduring Loveread through this booklet.

Rossetti – look into feminist readings and the oratorial style of ‘Jesse Cameron’, ‘Maude Clare’ and ‘Sister Maude’.  You can find some research on ‘In the Round Tower at Jhansi, 1857’ here.

Key Terms Revise the following:

Semantics

Semiotics

Ideology

Allegory

What next: apply these keywords to the structures of at least two texts from each of the authors you have studied – find three specific quotations to prove your argument and copy them out onto a mind map or post-its to stick around your house.  Return to them throughout today.

Past Questions Plan an answer to at least three of these Section B questions:

Write about the ways the three writers you have studied have used places in their narratives

Many narratives have one or more significant moments of crisis.  Write about the significance of crisis in the works of the three writers you have studied.

How do writers use repetition to create meanings in their texts.  In your answer, refer to the work of three writers you have studied.

Write about the significance of archetypes in the texts of the three writers you have studied.

Write about the significance of the ways the three writers create suspense in the three texts you have studied.

The time settings in which writers choose to place their stories are always significant.  For example, writers might choose a particular era, specific years, seasons, months, times of day, etc.  Write about the significance of time settings as they are used in each of the narratives in of each of the three writers you have studied.

 

Remember: you must refer to AO1 (Argument and technical terms); AO2 (specific quotations and analysis of narrative) and AO3 (Your reading and alternative readings of the texts).

You should aim to refer to at least two poems per poet.

Get some rest tonight,

Mr North

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