If you have hit on this page, chances are that your CIE English Literature exam is on tomorrow. I would like to wish all the students across the world the very best of luck. My class still has a minimum of two literature texts to cover next year, so we will be where you are in year’s time!
There’s a lot you have to do in the Literature Paper in such a short space of time. Remember that you really only have 40 minutes to answer each question. You may know everything there is to know about a given text, but please remember, you must answer the question. Read the instructions carefully, and decide which * question you are going to answer. As it’s quite rare that the * question is on your favourite poem, I often advise students do the * question on the Prose or Drama section. You never know, though your favourite Poem could be the * question, which leaves you with more options.
Just remember though, at least one question has to be a * question.
You should aim for a minimum of two A4 pages for each question. Divide up your time wisely because EACH question is worth the SAME marks.
And DO write in paragraphs, for an obvious point
All the best,