Approaching Texts

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How does an individual read and understand a book? Simple! First you must bend the spine at specifically the correct section that is beyond the introduction cover details and publishing information found on the first few slips of processed tree bark (otherwise known as pages). Next you must read the scribbles that you find and translate them into meaning. Finally, you get to do the difficult section.

Think about what the person said in what you wrote and do your best to figure out why the story or piece of writing is being presented in the way that it is. An extra bonus can be achieved if you notice how the information in the text is related to the syllabus that you are studying.

Easy! Right?

Also, once you have made sure that you can read and understand the text well, a good system of essay scaffolding always comes in handy! Writing from a blank page is quite challenging. Often times the best way to move forward with work is to practice writing similar information over and over and over again. Eventually you notice important details that you may not have found without a close reading of a passage of writing. The benefit of doing this is twofold. One, it helps you understand what you are reading much more fully and when you repeat a quote and a technique, remembering it in an exam is significantly easier.

Compound this with details about the time period, the potential intentions of the writer and who they were writing for and you have yourself a high range essay. The good news is that if you’re wrestling with details about a book or an author’s life, you’re a step ahead of the people who are just trying to remember some quotes that AI has created for them.


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What Will You Learn?

  • In this course you will learn how to read or watch high school English texts and any other literary texts in a way that helps you appreciate the content and maximize the marks that you can get when you need to write assessments about them.

Course Content

Context. Where and when something happened.

  • Context
  • Contextual Quiz

Purpose. Why did they do it?

Audience. Who exactly are they speaking to?