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The Hemingway Question OCR GCSE

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An exam preparation slideshow for year 11 students preparing to answer a question on Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'.

An exam preparation slideshow for year 11 students preparing to answer a question on Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'.

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  • 1. The Hemingway Question
    The Last Piece of the Puzzle
  • 2. Choice of 2 Questions
    Passage based
    or
    Whole text
  • 3. Type of task
    Open text
    Clean copy
    35 minutes
  • 4. Both questions are ‘HOW’ focused
    They require an understanding of:
    Characters
    Relationships
    Themes
    Hemingway’s writing style
  • 5. Passage based question
    200-300 word extract
    Requires close study of Hemingway’s content and language
    You must also connect the passage to the rest of the novella
  • 6. ‘How does Hemingway reveal ( ) here and in the rest of the novel?’
  • 7. ‘How does Hemingway portray ( ) here and in the rest of the novel?’
  • 8. ‘In what ways does Hemingway’s writing hereadd to your understanding of ( )?’
  • 9. ‘How does the ( ) in this passageconfirm what you have learned earlier in the novel?’
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  • 13. Whole text question
    Requires you to draw connections between 3 or more sections of the novel that address the topic given
    Use brief, embedded quotation to support your ideas
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  • 18. Pitfall to avoid
    Time wasted by flicking through the text to find relevant sections
  • 19. Solution
    Know the text better!
    Use specific illustrative example from memory as well as quotation – it’s quicker
  • 20. Pitfalls to avoid
    Failure to answer the question set and slip into retelling rather than analysing the text
  • 21. Solution
    Annotate the question
    Plan your answer briefly and stick to the plan
    Remember that the examiner knows the text as well as you do or better so you don’t need to explain the plot!
  • 22. Pitfalls to avoid
    Inability to offer a full answer in the limited time available
  • 23. Solution
    It is unlikely that you WILL be able to offer a full answer – and because it’s the 1st of 3 questions on the paper, you are in danger of eating into time you don’t have so use a 5 paragraph plan -
  • 24. The 5 Paragraph Plan – Passage
    P1 – Thesis that directly addresses the topic
    P2/3 – commentary that support your thesis, illustrated by close textual reference to the language and content of the passage
    P4 – Commentary from other sections of the novel that also support your topic-based thesis
    P5 – Conclusion that revisits the thesis and acknowledges its significance to Hemingway’s themes and interests
  • 25. The 5 Paragraph Plan – Whole text
    P1 – Thesis that directly addresses the topic
    P2/3/4 – 3 points that support your thesis, illustrated by close textual reference from different sections of the novel
    P5 – Conclusion that revisits the thesis and acknowledges its significance to Hemingway’s themes and interests
  • 26. Other Preparation Strategies
    Multi pass reading
    Review all notes
    Visit Study Guide sites
    Question prediction
    Plan under timed conditions