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Seminar Plan for Paper I AOS
Day 1 – Paper One
Common visual and literary technique overview, use a past paper to illustrate common mistakes (eg: spending forever on a 1 mark question – if time permits, a timed section 1 practice exam).
Top Tips on C.W (Keep it simple, have a coda etc) as well as an analysis of past C.W examples (I have a few exceptional ones) to demonstrate what techniques can be employed to create an effective short story.
Essay Structure Review (and paragraph structure within).
Roundtable discussion on the concepts of Belonging.
Thesis building (I would like to place emphasis on this, sooo many students struggle with this, as you know).
Choosing good quotes.
Analysis of Related Texts (I have a few good ones as well).
Merging all this into a structured essay, I commonly get my students to explore a theme under headings (topic sentence, elaboration/relating to text, quote, technique, effect on audience, reiterate thesis) and think this would be a great way to reiterate the importance of structure.
Then, again, if time permits, a practice timed essay (students would need to bring their texts).
Seminar Paper 2 Modules
Day 2 – Paper 2
Overview of what each module requires.
Review of essay structure and how this can be manipulated in order to serve the needs of each module.
Timed practice essays.