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Posted 07 February 2006 - 07:09 PM

Anyone got any tips on how to improve my Higher English grade from a D to a B (require a B in English to get into Law)?
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 07:38 PM

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Here's something I posted about the close reading paper, which is usually the part most people struggle with. Hope this helps.

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:08 AM

Get a tutor now. Study like hell. Write down anything you are confused about and post them on here. Send me of your essays and I'll look over it and tell you what you are doing wrong.
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 09:54 AM

I find it best always to read passage 1. Do the questions on it, then move on to passage 2... that hasn't been said yet.

If you read passage 2 before answering passage 1 questions, you'd've forgotten about it by then.
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 09:56 PM

I find close reading the hardest.... I just can't pick out how something can symbolise something else etc. in my prelim recently, I got 20/25 for both of my essays.... and I failed the reading....

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:50 PM

you need to practice loads of past papers! If you run out, then ask the teacher for more! Similar questions often come up about sentence structure, so you should know this kind of stuff. Between now and May, you should read good newspapers (e.g. Guardian, Herald) and the opinion section or feature sections (rather that just news). Passages are always Non-fiction (AFAIK) and so reading newspapers will help.

You should also learn quite a few quotes or a few different texts (maybe 3, 4, 5 texts) because the more you know then the more you can mould a rubbish question to your liking.

Also, remember that the actual exam will probably have lower grade boundries compared to your school. E.g. in the actual exam, an B might me 55% but in school they could have it as 60%.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:24 PM

Close reading is easiest, since it is most mathematical.

Study past papers and the answers for them. You'll realise that the answers are always very similar. Just try to memorize/ learn the techniques towards getting the answers, and knowing what answers are being looked for.
That way, even if you have no clue about the passage, you can still answer most of the questions fairly easily.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:11 PM

Oh by the way all I found about 50 past papers for various subjects in my room so if you want any I'll give you some, for a nominal fee of course.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:11 PM

Oh by the way all I found about 50 past papers for various subjects in my room so if you want any I'll give you some, for a nominal fee of course.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:08 AM

Here's a comprehensive set of useful links:

http://www.hsn.uk.net/resources/Higher-English/links/





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