Scottish Set Text Guide: Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy for National 5 and Higher English

Scottish Set Text Guide: Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy for National 5 and Higher English

Carolyn Cunningham

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Exam Board: SQA
Level: National 5 and Higher
Subject: English
First teaching: September 2017 (N5) / September 2018 (Higher)
First exams: Summer 2018 (N5) / Summer 2019 (Higher)

Understand, analyse and evaluate the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy with this study and revision guide, written by experts who know how to prepare students for success in the National 5 and Higher English Critical Reading papers.

Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this guide:

- Develops understanding of the language, structure and themes in Carol Ann Duffy's poetry through clear explanations and detailed commentary, supported by definitions of key terms and unfamiliar words

- Builds critical and analytical skills as students are encouraged to think more deeply about the text and consider the writer's ideas, choices and techniques

- Provides advice on how to tackle the different question types in the Scottish Texts section of the exam, with sample questions, model answers and examiner-style commentary, plus additional practice questions for students

- Explains the requirements for the Critical Essay section of the exam, with tips and examples for planning, structuring and writing a top-grade essay, plus practice essay questions for students to answer

- Highlights key quotations that students can use to enhance their exam responses and make comparisons between different parts of the text

- Checks whether students have remembered the key points by including quick 'Review your learning' questions at the end of each chapter


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