Say what youve said. Short answers quizzes can get students to respond to individual"tions. Each strand of the rope can represent the crucial knowledge required for essay writing success. There are many key writing techniques required to achieve the best grades. Sentence 2: Identify a question based on what the author wants us to think of the key theme/character named in the exam question. For a C you need to structure your answer to the question, use details effectively to back up your ideas and make some appropriate comment on the meaning of the texts. We can get them to select"tions when given a specific character, theme or prospective essay question. I have ignored exam rubrics for this reason. We want literature to touch you personally and it will often affect different people in different ways. "In this essay, I will." Zzzz. My classs introductions improved and so did their essays, as they were finally able to say what theyre going to say and then to say.
If we take, animal Farm once more, then a regular quiz to consolidate which historical figures are represented by which characters in the novella. For a D you need to answer the question and explain your ideas with some supporting"tions from the text. "This essay will discuss the writers presentation." Blah, blah. If your ideas are original or different, so long as you develop them clearly, use evidence intelligently and argue persuasively, your point of view will be respected. If we want to test and learn how well our students retrieve"tions then we can set them timed challenges with a"tion Quest (a challenge to collate key"s for whatever purposes that you identify) which proves great for competition; or we can quiz. After teaching all the relevant contextual information (the traits of a tragic hero, the core principles of Marxism and so forth) that students would need to support their arguments when writing about. Be creative, remember you do not have to agree with other people's points of view about literature. If we get our assessment of learning right, we will likely be marking fewer, but better essays. Try to avoid making it chatty, so avoid using abbreviations.g.