Year 9 English exam What to expect and what to do….
The exam essay The SECOND SECTION of your exam is to write an essay. You will have 40 minutes to plan and write it.
Planningis important because it gives you a chance to think about what you’re going to write. DO NOT just memorise an essay from coursework and write that down – you won’t pass if you don’t stick to your chosen essay topic!!!!
Because of this, your plan will be included as part of your grade. We recommend that you spend FIVE to TEN MINUTES planning. A good plan will: bullet point the title, author/director of your text and the key words of the essay topic. It will have the specific examples, quotes and/or filming techniques that you are going to discuss on it. It will bullet point what is going to be written in the conclusion.
There will be THREE essay topics to choose from. YOU CHOOSE ONE ONLY! Don’t be the great goober who tries to write an essay on all three in 40 minutes – you won’t be able to!! And you will Not Achieve.
Though the essay grade is NOT focussed on spelling, punctuation and grammar, your writing still needs to be readable, and to make CLEAR SENSE to the marker.
If you do not PARAGRAPH you will not pass!!Miss a line between paragraphs to make them super-clear. Like this: The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel, but did most of the work when she was sixteen and a junior in high school.Hinton was 18 when the book was published. The book follows two rival groups, the Greasers and the Socs (pronounced by the author as /soʊˈʃəz/, short for Socials), who are divided by their socioeconomic status. The book takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1965, but it is never stated in the book. A film adaptation was produced in 1983, and a little-known short-lived television series appeared in 1990, picking up where the movie left off.