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1 AS Language and Literature Revision Day April 2014

2 LL1 Section A: Poetry

3 Which Poems? Identify which poems the following lines come from “And truly it ’ s a blessing, For what He might have done with us It ’ s better only guessing. ” “To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells” “And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill : ” “The age is best, which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer ; ” He burnt his candle to the snuff ; And that ’ s the reason, some folks think, He left behind so great a stink. ”

4 “And truly it ’ s a blessing, For what He might have done with us It ’ s better only guessing. ” “To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells” “And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill : ” “The age is best, which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer ; ” “He burnt his candle to the snuff ; And that ’ s the reason, some folks think, He left behind so great a stink. ” There is No God, The Wicked Saith There is No God, The Wicked Saith To Autumn To Autumn Break, Break, Break Break, Break, Break To Virgins to Make Much of Time To Virgins to Make Much of Time A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General

5 Structuring Your Response Example Introduction What does this do well?

6 Structuring Your Response Introduction: Introduction: State what Text A is, include relevant context and state writer’s attitude to topic. State what Text A is, include relevant context and state writer’s attitude to topic. Use a comparative comment to introduce Text B. Use a comparative comment to introduce Text B. State what Text B, include relevant context (this will be hinted at in the exam paper) and compare writer’s attitude to topic. State what Text B, include relevant context (this will be hinted at in the exam paper) and compare writer’s attitude to topic.

7 Structuring Your Response Main Body Paragraphs How has this student structured their paragraph?

8 Structuring Your Response Every paragraph must start with a clear topic sentence – you need to make it clear to the examiner what you’re going to be exploring in this paragraph. Every paragraph must start with a clear topic sentence – you need to make it clear to the examiner what you’re going to be exploring in this paragraph. Introduce Text A, include a quotation and use literary and linguistic terminology to analyse. Introduce Text A, include a quotation and use literary and linguistic terminology to analyse. Using a comparative comment, introduce Text B; include a quotation and use literary and linguistic terminology to analyse. Using a comparative comment, introduce Text B; include a quotation and use literary and linguistic terminology to analyse.

9 Comparative Phrases The following are useful phrases to show comparison/contrast. Comparison: similarly/ furthermore/ equally/ in the same way…/ also /in much the same way…/ comparably Comparison: similarly/ furthermore/ equally/ in the same way…/ also /in much the same way…/ comparably Contrast: In contrast/ contrastingly/ on the contrary…/ differently… Contrast: In contrast/ contrastingly/ on the contrary…/ differently…

10 Conclusion What does this student’s conclusion do? What does this student’s conclusion do? Your conclusion should summarise the ideas and attitudes in both texts and how they are similar/different

11 Planning Your Response PLANNING YOUR RESPONSE IS ESSENTIAL!

12 Planning Your Response

13 Now It’s Your Turn! Text A: the poem A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General by Jonathan Swift Text A: the poem A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General by Jonathan Swift Text B: an online editorial entitled Thatcher funeral: goodbye to all that, taken from The Guardian website, Text B: an online editorial entitled Thatcher funeral: goodbye to all that, taken from The Guardian website, Compare and contrast Text A and Text B. Compare and contrast Text A and Text B. In your response you should: show understanding of the meanings in each text; show understanding of the meanings in each text; explore the influence of different contextual factors; explore the influence of different contextual factors; use integrated linguistic and literary approaches to analyse the texts. use integrated linguistic and literary approaches to analyse the texts. You will have 15 minutes planning time and 20 minutes to write your introduction, one comparative paragraph and your conclusion.

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15 And Now a Coffee Break…. 10 minutes to refresh your brains! 10 minutes to refresh your brains!

16 LL1 Section B: The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Time Machine

17 Principle Examiner’s Comments “ The key to doing well on this section relies on knowing the texts extremely well relies on knowing the texts extremely well in order that pertinent selections relevant to the question can be made at speed. ”

18 Quiz Time! machine/study-guide/quiz1/ machine/study-guide/quiz1/ machine/study-guide/quiz1/ machine/study-guide/quiz1/ wife/quotes-quiz.html wife/quotes-quiz.html wife/quotes-quiz.html wife/quotes-quiz.html

19 Context in The Time Machine There are key points of context you need to be familiar with in Wells’ The Time Machine: There are key points of context you need to be familiar with in Wells’ The Time Machine: * *The Industrial Revolution *Capitalism in Victorian England *Social Darwinism *Entropy *Victorian Science Fiction *H G Wells and Socialism

20 Example Questions Identifies TTW extract Focus of extract Focus of whole text and comparison with TTM

21 Structuring Response Introduction Introduction *State how theme/character is presented in both texts – focus on links *Expand on how theme/character is presented in extract of TTW *Expand on how theme/character is presented in rest of novel *Compare/contrast how theme is presented in TTM

22 Structuring Response Analysis of Extract “ “There are many approaches to structuring a response that can be successful but the simplest and clearest is to track the passage through line by line providing detailed integrated discussion and then to move on quickly to the second part of the question.” (Principle Examiner) *Aim to track through the extract, aiming to identify at least five points that answer the question. Aim to cover a range of linguistic and literary techniques (including grammar/lexis/phonology etc.)

23 Structuring Your Response Whole Text and Partner Text “In the second part candidates should select at least one other episode from the core and partner texts to develop their answer. It is possible to look at more than one other example from each text, but candidates should guard against simply identifying lots of episodes.” (Principle Examiner) Aim to cover at least three points from another area of the TTW. Introduce your comments in the following way: Elsewhere in the TTW, the theme of …. is presented as… Aim to cover at least three other points from TTM, noting points of context, comparison and contrast as you do so. Introduce your comments on the following way: In the TM, the theme of … is similar/different… As you do so, you could refer back to the TTW!

24 Conclusion You will need to summarise how both texts are linked in the portrayal of the theme/character in the question and reflect on reasons for similarities/differences. You will need to summarise how both texts are linked in the portrayal of the theme/character in the question and reflect on reasons for similarities/differences.

25 How to Revise: Aim to Collate Your ideas on Themes and Characters Themes DeathFearViolenceLove FriendshipStrength and Weakness KnowledgeSciencePowerControl Free Will Freedom and Captivity Creativity LonelinessChildhood Determinsim ParentsTimeTime TravelThe Past The Present The FutureMemories ChangeLoss

26 Planning Niffeneggar’s Attitude Events Characters Links to TTM Theme:

27 And Finally…Things To Do: Become familiar with TTW and TTM Become familiar with TTW and TTM Complete Planning Grids Complete Planning Grids Complete essay Complete essay Revise terminology Revise terminology


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