Prelim Pointers

Following on from today’s feedback regarding the essays, these are the main points for you to address.

  • With every quote you use, refer to the technique that is being used and say how it contributes to answering the question. (e.g. “Here, Hardy is using the cruel word choice of “master” and this has clear connotations of the power Alec has over Tess.”)
  • Keep an eye on the box at the top of the paper – it will tell you what you should be mentioning.
  • The last sentence in every paragraph should answer the question directly. (e.g. “This shows the reader the effect of XXXXXXXX on Tess because…”)
  • Constantly ask yourself – “Am I keeping to the question? Is this relevant?”

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