How to increase vocabulary for essay writing Essay writing can be hard… it is so difficult not to use the same words over and over again. So let’s discuss some ways you can improve your essay writing vocabulary and nine words you should start using now. Reading. Ok, now this one may sound obvious, andContinue reading “How to increase vocabulary for essay writing”
How to edit your work to improve your grades and refine your essay Here is a checklist that can help you gauge how well your essay will score as you write it: Have I answered the question? Ensure that every sentence you write has a purpose. The purpose should be to add further detail toContinue reading “How to edit your work to improve your grades and refine your essay”
Finding effective quotes to use in your essay demonstrates that you are familiar with the text and its key themes. Here is how to find the quotes you need.
One question we get asked a lot is: how do I study my English Texts?Well, our English tutor James has laid it all out here for you. Many English students experience a common challenge remembering the key themes, characters, and quotes from the texts they are studying. This can be a problem for essay writingContinue reading “A Bright Idea for how to study English Texts”
Many of the English texts that are studied, in high school English classes, share a strong similarity. They were written in the present but set in the past. This might be anywhere from a few months before the author wrote it to several hundred years. Students often struggle with this writing choice, as analysing textsContinue reading “What The Past Can Teach Us About The Present”
In year 11 and 12 English and Media Studies classes, you will often analyse the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. His movies are so widely studied because they are character-driven suspense stories which invite the audience to ask questions about human nature. Some of the driving questions of his stories are: The debate over nature vsContinue reading “Year 12 English- Analysing Alfred Hitchcock.”
It is no secret that year 11 and 12 English is heavily text based, and that a sound knowledge of your texts is the way to get a fantastic score.Many teachers, authors and textbooks give great advice for how to write a text response essay, but before you begin planning for an essay, you needContinue reading “Year 11&12 English study tips.”