This is for the Critical Essay part of National 5
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National 5 revision
Look over your notes and your revision poster/booklet to help you to memorise key quotations, techniques and themes for Morgan’s poems
BBC bitesize is also very useful:
Scottish poetry library is also very good:
Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation
Complete the past papers that are available on the SQA website under timed conditions
You should also read and make notes on quality comment and opinion pieces of journalism. Use these three prompts to help you:
- Summarise the passage in your own words. Pay particular attention to understanding and explaining key ideas
- Identify at least three effective uses of language: identify the technique, quote and explain the impact
- Write a response to the article. How successful was the writer in communicating their point of view?
Look over the power point on ‘Animal Farm’ that is available on this blog.
Read over your revision booklet. Make sure you have internalised enough multi-purpose quotations to use for a variety of questions
Practise writing critical essays to different essay questions (past papers available via the link above)
Use this essay to help you with structure and developing more depth in analysis and evaluation. Note that this is a specific response to the essay question and you must never memorise a critical essay and regurgitate it in your exam, although the key skills used when writing critical essays remain the same whatever the question.