Ah, yes, the second half of the Unit 1 Literature exam – an essay question on a novel, using context. But what context? If you’re studying To Kill a Mockingbird, you’re in luck – this article has some of the ins and outs of the context points of both the setting of the novel (1930s deep south America) and of the time of writing (during the 1950s). Ready? Here we go…

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Nailing Those Exams is a series of tips I write that focuses on how to get through the exams in each subject. Here we have yet another English article (I should probably qualify these as more than just “Redux” or “Redux Redux”), this time focussing on the Understanding Prose exam – how to get the marks on each question, and seeding context in throughout the entire second question.

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