This is when "closed text" becomes universal: students will no longer be able to take unmarked copies of books and plays into their exams. This means that, more than ever, a thorough and deep understanding of the text is called for. We are not, however, going back to the days of rote learning of lengthy passages that can then be written out during the exam. It is showing understanding and analysis which will be key to achieving a good grade. And that is where this Gavin's Guide can help.
In order to achieve a good grade you will need to understand the structure of the plot, rather than simply have learnt key sentences of text. This guide gives close analysis of character, the literary and language techniques Stevenson uses, and key background themes.
Buy this book, and I hope to help you:
* Learn to write clear essays.
*Respond effectively to extract questions
* Understand what Stevenson wanted us to feel as we progress through his story.
* Develop confidence for your exam.
I also offer buyers of this book the chance to email me direct with any further questions they may have on the text or on R L Stevenson or their forthcoming exam. This is completely free and it is my pleasure to be able to reply and to help.
There are other, more basic guides available. Mine intends to give you real insight into the mind and methods of the writer, so that you will have the basis for achieving a high grade. I'd like to think that you will also find yourself enjoying your reading more!
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About the Author
Gavin's Guides are unique in the depth of analysis that they offer. His belief is that, only by truly understanding why the author choices the words that he does a full, clear meaning of his intent will emerge. Whilst Gavin's Guides are intended to nurture the strength of ideas and expression needed for students aiming for Grade 9 at GCSE and Grade A at A and AS levels, the clarity of style means that they will suit students at every level to raise their grade.