I have an unseen English literature past paper to do on an extract which I’ve obviously never seen nor know where it is from. How do you write an essay on an extract that you’ve never read and pick out the right details that the examiner wants?
That's a really good question. Sometimes, even though the text is different, the overall approach and style are very similar. For example, despite what piece they give you, you know it'll be important to discuss the characters, the theme of the text, the use of vocabulary and if possible, historical context. These are general themes that will almost be relevant? It will help to read strong answers from friends and teachers. That way, you can get really used to the style. Hope that helps!
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