MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

343 views

How do I write a good essay for my English Literature GCSE?

Essay writing, for coursework but especially for exams, can seem stressful, but there are some simple steps to writing good essay answers every time.

Here are some of my top tips:

1. Always start with a plan! Even if you are in an exam, look at your question, make sure you understand it well and then make a few bullet points about the important things you need to say. This way, you won't run out of ideas half way through or forget any of your great ideas in the rush of the essay.

2. Remember to write an introduction. Give a bit of background that you know (e.g. who wrote the book/poem you are writing about, when/where they wrote it, and who the main characters are). Then state your purpose for the essay (e.g. This essay will show that the theme of death and loss is central to this piece of poetry.)

3. Divide your points up into clear paragraphs. Organise your ideas so that whoever marks your work can see that you have lots of different points to make.

4. End with a conclusion. Always try to summarise your main points and make sure you fully answer the question you have been set in the conclusion. This will show your teachers that you have really understood what they asked and that you deserve the top marks!

Every essay is different, but if you understand the question and follow a good structure like this one, you are sure to do well!

Abigail D. A Level Arabic tutor, A Level Spanish tutor, GCSE English ...

2 years ago

Answered by Abigail, a GCSE English Literature tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

124 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Ana G.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: English Literature, Spanish+ 4 more

English Literature
Spanish
Maths
Environmental Studies
Chemistry
Biology

“I study Psychology at Durham University and have just completed the International Baccalaurete programme. I have always unashamadedly loved learning, because I was lucky enough to have teachers who made the subjects fun and captivatin...”

£18 /hr

Lily B.

Degree: Philosophy and Politics (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: English Literature, Politics+ 7 more

English Literature
Politics
Philosophy and Ethics
Government and Politics
Geography
Extended Project Qualification
English Language

“About Me I am in my final year of a BSc in Philosophy and Politics, discovering that the world is a lot more complicated than I had first presumed! In Philosophy, I am particularly interested in the mind and the artificial intelligenc...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Emily S.

Degree: History (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: English Literature, Maths+ 3 more

English Literature
Maths
History
English Language

“NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO TEACH ANY MORE A-LEVEL HISTORY STUDENTS. VERY KEEN, HOWEVER, TO BEGIN TUTORING SOME NEW 11+ MATHS AND ENGLISH STUDENTS.  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ...”

About the author

Abigail D.

Currently unavailable: until 02/05/2016

Degree: Modern Languages (Spanish and Arabic) (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: English Literature, Spanish+ 2 more

English Literature
Spanish
Biology
Arabic

“Hi! I'm Abigail, I specialise in Spanish, Arabic and English Literature tuition and also offer Biology GCSE revision help!”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Abigail

How do I conjugate present tense verbs in Arabic?

How do I use the subjunctive in Spanish?

How do I write a good essay for my English Literature GCSE?

Other GCSE English Literature questions

How do I begin to analyse a poem?

How do i write an introduction to my essay?

Discuss the title of Wilfred Owen's 'Spring Offensive.'

How do I do a close reading of a poem?

View GCSE English Literature tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok