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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:18 PM

I will contribute my high mark essays (quite a few on different texts) after the exam as I don't have much time the now.I'll rake through and see what I can find to contribute...

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:27 PM

High marks eh? Give us some tips!

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:56 PM

hey - i no its late but i thought i was gona fail but i got leckie and leckies 'higher english grade booster' and i've got sooo much more confidence now. I got a B in the prelim n im not convinced il get an A in the exam but i feel more relaxed now. So if u get a chance 2 get it - do it!!
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:30 PM

Way too late now, Laurz... DUM DUM DUM. English exam draws nearer. Da da DA.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:22 PM

The english exam is within reaching distance!

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 07:53 PM

Guys I know, good luck, I'm putting more essays/notes up next year but hopefully none of you will have to use them. Good luck
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 06:04 PM

cheers ^^

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:13 PM

I have about 50 past papers, for various subjects. If anyone wants one then just name the subject and I'll tell you what I have.
You can have as many papers as you want, for a small fee of course.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE(Discogirl17 @ Feb 21 2006, 08:13 PM)
I have about 50 past papers, for various subjects. If anyone wants one then just name the subject and I'll tell you what I have.
You can have as many papers as you want, for a small fee of course.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 02:11 PM

One of my main downfalls is technical accurancy. Anyone got any tips or books that would help with this - i do already read a good quality newspaper (as sugegsted by a teacher last year), but although it is improving my volcabulary and technical acurancy, it isn't enough for Higher English.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:16 PM

The book "How to pass Higher English" is excellent in telling you exactly in plain English what you need to do to answer questions in the close reading exam in particular, but also provides useful strategies for the critical essay. In response to the original poster, getting an A in Higher English is very difficult, you only need 64% for an A2 but as I found out, the exam can have questions that dont perfectly fit any of your books. If that happens, you're pretty much stuck, it ruined my chances of getting an A, i was on A's all year, then got a B cos the Critical Essay exam was not exactly kind to me

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE(Steve @ May 9 2005, 06:03 PM)
1. Make sure you know your texts as well as possible. If you are studying a play, it might help to go and see it (especially if it is Shakespeare). I did this before my Higher Exam - it wasn't expensive, just an amateur production, but it really helps to get it into your memory, and it actually makes more sense when you see it - honest!

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I definitely agree with this. It helps you visualise points in the novel/drama you maybe didn't understand. If there are no productions of what you're studying near you, you could always watch the film. It's scientifically proven that you retain images better than words -- well, something like that. Plus, if you watch a film, you're killing a few hours and you might even enjoy it. =P

Out of curiosity, what's the percentage for an A1?

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE(SoDraconian @ Feb 28 2006, 06:08 PM)
QUOTE(Steve @ May 9 2005, 06:03 PM)
1. Make sure you know your texts as well as possible. If you are studying a play, it might help to go and see it (especially if it is Shakespeare). I did this before my Higher Exam - it wasn't expensive, just an amateur production, but it really helps to get it into your memory, and it actually makes more sense when you see it - honest!

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I definitely agree with this. It helps you visualise points in the novel/drama you maybe didn't understand. If there are no productions of what you're studying near you, you could always watch the film. It's scientifically proven that you retain images better than words -- well, something like that. Plus, if you watch a film, you're killing a few hours and you might even enjoy it. =P

Out of curiosity, what's the percentage for an A1?

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It was 75% last year, I think.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:28 PM

Do you think buying one of these Lekcie and Leckie books would benefit me at this late stage?

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:34 PM

If your class teacher doesn't give out past papers often, then I'd suggest you just go for it. No harm in using them to practise.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:45 PM

OK, thanks for the help... he doesn't so I'll prob buy it.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE(Amo @ Feb 28 2006, 10:28 PM) View Post

Do you think buying one of these Lekcie and Leckie books would benefit me at this late stage?


Am I really in as much trouble as I think I am????


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE(frazboy @ Apr 3 2006, 05:38 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Amo @ Feb 28 2006, 10:28 PM) View Post

Do you think buying one of these Lekcie and Leckie books would benefit me at this late stage?


Am I really in as much trouble as I think I am????

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