Generally, if you know the answer to a question, it can be relatively easy to write an explanation either by writing a few sentences, drawing a diagram or by producing an example. But, when we are asked to write an essay, that is an entirely different experience as our minds can immediately go blank and the harder we look for ideas, the more elusive they become which results in waves of panic and blank pages.
Exams are around the corner, you have done mock exam after mock exam and for some reason, every time you attempt that GCSE English Language Paper 1, Question 3, you can’t seem to get above 5 marks! Well, don’t give up just yet. I’m about to share some gems with you that should help you in approaching the question and being aware of exactly what the examiner is looking for. I’ll walk you through understanding the big picture of the question, what the mark scheme says, techniques you can expect to find and also tips and guidance on how to answer the question.