1a) Include your question: Should have a clear line of inquiry though-out essay
1b) Consider incorporating one/a few of the course concepts into your line of inquiry
2a) Structure – Take The Time To Introduce Your Text: Introduce the test and the writer, contextualise it to show the reasoning your your line on inquiry
2b) Should be able to see a cohesive thread sewn through your essay (clear line of inquiry)
2c) Structure – Having Topic Sentiences That Answer The Question:
- Don’t Mention Techniques
- Eg: Schlink draws further on the idea of national guilt through the portrayal of the protagonists identities
2d) Structure – Be Selective: Only include moments which will help you answer the question
2e) See writers name throughout response. Assume reader knows the story. Don’t retell it
3b) Formatting Questions: Be consistant when talking about formatting questions. Quotations must be less than one line or indented
4a) Secondary Reading: Take it from reputable and relevant resources
- Let the experts speak for you
- Eg: Levi’s testimony has been described a covering ‘humanity in extremis’ (Jacobson 2019)
- Expand and challenge it
- Eg: One Writer suggested that duffy’s collection was ‘remanism in the extreame.’ (Bagri 2020:17) This inflammatory assertion neglects the complexities of the collection.
Goal: Write more words, don’t add to many rhetorical questions, focus more on the text, plan for each paragraph, add in context, use secondary resources.