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A shop for resources on various types of authors, including a heavy focus on example essays, textual analysis and National 5/Higher texts.

A shop for resources on various types of authors, including a heavy focus on example essays, textual analysis and National 5/Higher texts.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 15/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 15/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or short story or work of non-fiction which explores a theme that interests you. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the writer makes this theme interesting. This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and povery that the central character Nelson experiences. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 14/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 14/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Reginald Rose’s play 12 Angry Men in relation to the following question: Choose a play which explores an important issue or issues within society. Briefly explain the nature of the issue(s) and discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of the issue(s) contributed to your appreciation of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (17/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (17/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which a character has a weakness or flaw. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain the importance of this weakness or flaw and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (13/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (13/20)

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This is a Higher English B-grade critical essay which examines Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which a major character behaves in an impulsive or calculating or emotional manner. With reference to appropriate techniques, briefly explain the circumstances surrounding this behaviour and discuss how this behaviour adds to your understanding of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Bernard MacLaverty: 'A Time To Dance' NAT 5 Essay Bundle
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Bernard MacLaverty: 'A Time To Dance' NAT 5 Essay Bundle

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This bundle consists of 6 different essays of A and B standard at National 5 English, pertaining to different critical essay questions regarding Bernard MacLaverty’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’. For educational purposes, these essays are useful for both teachers and students as examples of expected standards and which quotes to use for various essay questions. Quotes have been highlighted in light blue for easier visibility.
NAT 5 Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)
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NAT 5 Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)

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This is a National 5 English B-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or a short story or a work of non-fiction that makes the reader think about an important theme or idea. By referring appropriate techniques, show how the writer makes the reader think about this theme or idea. This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and neglect that the central character Nelson experiences at the hands of his mother Mrs Skelly. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: A Time To Dance - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 18/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: A Time To Dance - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 18/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or a short story in which two characters are in conflict with one another. Describe this conflict and, by referring to appropriate techniques, explain how it is important to your understanding of the text as a whole. This NAT 5 essay examines the conflict between the central characters Mrs Skelly and Nelson, where the main themes of neglect and loss of innocence are discussed. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 18/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 18/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Reginald Rose’s play 12 Angry Men in relation to the following question: Choose a play which has an effective opening scene or concluding scene. By briefly referring to details of the scene, explain how the dramatist made it effective and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the text as a whole. This essay discusses the relationship between Juror 8 and Juror 10, culminating in the growing anger between the jurors. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)

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This is a National 5 English B-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or short story or work of non-fiction which has a key moment. Give a brief account of the key moment and, by referring to appropriate techniques, show how it is significant to the text as a whole Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
Higher English: A Streetcar Named Desire Example Bundle
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Higher English: A Streetcar Named Desire Example Bundle

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This bundle contains 4 example Higher English essays of varying grades on the play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams. These are intended as examples for studying the play at Higher English within the SQA CfE curriculum, but are flexible to be used as examples for A-level too.
Higher English: A Streetcar Named Desire Study Booklet
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Higher English: A Streetcar Named Desire Study Booklet

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This study booklet contains over 30 key quotes and analysis of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, along with a background of Williams, the play’s themes and an example Higher English critical essay. Intended for study within the SQA CfE (Curriculum for Excellence) framework at Higher level, this booklet is adaptable enough to be used for many different syllabuses including A-Levels, US High School Diploma and Australian Higher School Certificate.