Good Luck

Dear All,

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,

Coreachick

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9 thoughts on “Good Luck

  1. Thanks! Your site is extremely helpful and your helping many students throughout the world with your analyses and notes. This is great for some last minute revising as my exam is tomorrow.

  2. I was just wondering if it would be smart 2 answer 2 essay questions and one * question? And are they more lenient towards the essay questions compared to the * questions?

  3. I was just wondering if it would be smart 2 answer 2 essay questions and one * question? And are they more lenient towards the essay or empathic questions compared to the * questions?

    1. Hi Robert,
      That’s what I usually advise-2 essay questions and one * question is really better. It’s just that a lot of students think the empathy task is the easier option, but often they don’t do it well, because you have to cover more…Drama students tend to do better at this one, as long as you don’t write repeatedly, ‘Oh my life is so tragic…woe, woe, woe-How could this happen??’. Good luck.

      1. Thank you so much!!
        This website really helped!
        my exam starts in a few hours so I’m hoping to do well thank you!

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