Presentation on theme: "Lord of the Flies Exam Technique"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lord of the Flies Exam Technique Objectives:Know what kind of questions to expect in the examUnderstand what is expected from your answersBe able to use different planning techniques
2 What kind of questions? Always an essay-style answer Questions will focus on a character, theme or another aspect of the novel.You may be asked to closely analyse an extract from the novel.OR you will be given a statement about the novel, which you must analyse and discuss.
3 What should be written?To reach the highest grades, you must make sure you mention the following:LANGUAGE: word choices, techniques and their effectCONTEXT: how does historical / social background connect to the novel?MEANINGS: themes / ideas. Explain what the novel is about and why it was written.Use PEE throughout! You will be given a copy of the novel to use to find quotations.
4 Planning an Answer: How? Read question carefully and highlight key words – decide what it is asking you to do.Organise your ideas – 5 minutes (2 ways):MIND MAP – Place essay question in the middle and use a different line for each key point. Have 4 or 5 key points, with at least 1 x PEE for each. Number them to decide which order you will write them in.BULLET POINTS – do the same, but in list formatTick off points as you use them. At the end of the exam, check that you have covered all ideas thoroughly.If out of time, make a brief bullet point list of everything you would have written.
5 Group Work – Planning Practise You will be working in groups of 4.Each group will have an exam question.Using your notes and copies of the novel, make a plan for answering this exam question.Follow the guidelines just given.You have 15 minutes, then must share ideas with other groups.One question from today will be used as a TIMED ESSAY question next lesson.