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How to answer an essay question . Or… how to write an “Analytical essay” for English. First – find the essay question….

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How to answer an essay question

How to answer an essay question

Or… how to write an

“Analytical essay” for English


First find the essay question
First – find the essay question…

Socio-economic realities often result in a mood of despair and resignation as traditional ways of thinking and living are eroded. Is it possible that traditional ways of thinking can be re-negotiated and navigated to accommodate the pressures of the modern world?

In your answer, make detailed reference to Shakespeare's Othello.


The main question
The “main” question…

Is it possible that traditional ways of thinking can be re-negotiated and navigated to accommodate the pressures of the modern world?


Step 2 unpack the question
STEP 2 – UNPACK THE QUESTION

  • Socio-economic realities =

  • Despair =

  • Resignation =

  • Traditional ways of thinking =

  • Traditional ways of living =

  • Eroded =

  • Re-negotiated and navigated =

  • Accommodate =

  • Pressures =

  • Modern world =


Step 3 rewrite the question in the full plain english version
STEP 3 – REWRITE THE QUESTION IN THE FULL… PLAIN-ENGLISH… VERSION:




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