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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/Higher 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' Critical Essay Quote Booklet
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NAT 5/Higher 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' Critical Essay Quote Booklet

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This booklet provides line by line analysis of Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’, focusing upon various poetic techniques and the general themes of the poem. This is ideal for exam revision or for teaching the analysis of the poem. It is aimed at National 5 and Higher English students.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: The Crucible (Marked 15/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: The Crucible (Marked 15/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible in relation to the following question: *Choose a play which explores an important relationship, for example, husband and wife, leader and follower, parent and child, or any other relationship. Describe this relationship and then, by referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the relationship develops. * This NAT 5 essay can be used for Higher English as well, and examines John and Elizabeth Proctor’s relationship. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (15/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (15/20)

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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 central character’s behaviour is at times irrational or unstable or obsessive. Describe the nature of character’s behaviour and discuss, with reference to appropriate techniques, how this behaviour affects your understanding of the character in the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce Et Decorum Est (17/20)
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NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce Et Decorum Est (17/20)

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This is an A-grade critical essay at NAT 5 English that examines Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ in relation to the following question: *Choose a poem which made a deep impression on you. By referring to poetic techniques, show how the poet made this deep impression. * This poem examines the key themes of war, and should be used as a benchmark for teaching National 5 or Higher English. Evidence from the poem has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
NAT 5/Higher 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'  Bundle
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NAT 5/Higher 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' Bundle

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A collection of two essays and a detailed critical essay quote booklet aimed at National 5 students studying Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’. This can be used for Higher English as well.
Higher English Model Essay: The Crucible (16/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: The Crucible (16/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible in relation to the following question: *Choose a play in which the main character is in conflict with his or her surroundings. Briefly explain the nature of this conflict and discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of this feature helps you enhance your understanding of the play as a whole. * The essay has been colour coded to show the different types of sections to an essay. A non-colour coded version is also attached beneath.
Higher English Model Essay: The Crucible (15/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: The Crucible (15/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which the concluding scene provides effective clarification of the central concerns. By referring in detail to the concluding scene, discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: You'll Take A Bath (Marked 16/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: You'll Take A Bath (Marked 16/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Iain Crichton Smith’s poem ‘You’ll Take A Bath’ in relation to the following question: Choose a poem in which setting is an important feature. By referring to poetic techniques, show how setting contributes to your appreciation of the poem as a whole. This NAT 5 essay is useful for reference and example. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce et Decorum Est (18/20)
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NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce et Decorum Est (18/20)

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This is an A-grade critical essay at NAT 5 English that examines Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ in relation to the following question: Choose a poem which explores an aspect of human experience. By referring to poetic techniques, explain how this aspect of human experience is explored. This poem examines the key themes of war, and should be used as a benchmark for teaching at National 5 or Higher English. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: The Manhunt (Marked 18/20)
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NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: The Manhunt (Marked 18/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-standard example critical essay on Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’, marked 18/20. This NAT 5 essay focuses upon critical analysis of the poem in relation to the following question: Choose a poem which explores an aspect of human experience. By referring to poetic techniques, explain how this aspect of human experience is explored. This should be used in conjunction with critical study of the poem.
Higher English Model Essay: The Crucible (17/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: The Crucible (17/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible 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: 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.
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.
National 5 Scottish Text Quote Booklet: Jackie Kay
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National 5 Scottish Text Quote Booklet: Jackie Kay

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This booklet provides an in-depth analysis of 5 Jackie Kay poems likely to be studied at National 5 English for the Scottish Text section: ‘Old Tongue’ ‘Bed’ ‘Lucozade’ ‘Whilst Leila Sleeps’ ‘Divorce’ In addition to providing a detailed analysis of these poems, this booklet also offers two example 8-markers, along with a full past paper example on how to answer the Scottish Text section. This resource is useful for teachers and students alike, breaking down large and small quotes into easily understood analysis along with providing necessary examples on how to answer 8-marker questions.
Higher English Model Critical Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (19/20)
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Higher English Model Critical Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (19/20)

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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 there is one scene you consider to be a turning point. Describe briefly what happens at this turning point and then, referring to appropriate techniques, go on to explain how it makes an impact on 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 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 14/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 14/20)

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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 in which there is a character for whom you feel sympathy. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the writer makes you feel this way. 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 17/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 17/20)

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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 a work of non-fiction which deals with a significant event or experience or issue. Give a brief account of the significant event or experience or issue. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how it is important to the text as a whole This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and poverty that the central character Nelson experiences. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.