How do I choose books to graduate from English? We bring 7 tips
Choosing books for graduation is not so hard a challenge. We just put what we read there. The dilemma occurs when we have read more than twenty in the four years – what then? We will advise you on what matters when setting up your maturita list.
1. Not your favorite books
You do not necessarily have to pull out your favorite book in order to get the full number of graduation exams. The fact that you liked a book doesn’t mean you can say enough about it. On the contrary: to imagine, summarize and interpret something that has excited us is often very difficult.
2. Will you have something to comment on?
It is advantageous to choose books that somehow stand out from one another: either in terms of content, language or form. This can act as a clue. When you pull out a book, you have at least one thing you can talk about.
3. What to comment on…
… language page: If the book is written in neutral English, there is nothing very interesting or surprising about it, is it? However, if you write in your graduation list, you will immediately know that you will be talking about dialect, and if Who Catches in Rye, then General and Unwritten English or vulgarisms.
… Formally: For example, with Joke you will have to do with multiperspective narration, other novels (like Kudy went angel) may start with a non-chapter one. If you wonder why this is the case or what effect it has on the reader, mention it.
You might also be interested in: how to analyze non-artistic text?
… In content: In addition to saying a few words about the storyline, you should also understand the basic ideas of the book. Clearly, to simplify a book on one “main idea” is barbarism, but the professional criticism of the work is not equal to the maturita. For example, if you write Waiting for Godot in the list, you should know the basic ideas of existentialism – at least those found on Wikipedia.
4. Bet on what you discussed in class
It pays to go for sure and fill the list of books that you discussed about the hour. Firstly, you will have (probably) notes from the lessons that you can use to prepare for the oral, and secondly, you will know what the teacher wants to hear about that particular piece of work.
5. Also, have you heard those horrible stories about how the brain completely stopped working at GCSE and was unable to go out of it?
If you don’t have too much to read, don’t worry about the best books. If you had a blackout during the oral session, it’s likely that you’re going to sweat something like books like Romeo and Juliet or Bouquet, right?
6. At the last minute the length is decisive
Do you know that you will no longer have time (or desire) to read too long a book, but at the same time do you dare write something that you have not held in your hand? Then shorter works are probably the best for you: novels, dramas, and so on.
7. Nothing much experimental
While it is possible that Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy is considered a much better work of art than May, it also means that you graduate from it better than from Maya? We don’t. In May, you can show at least a few oxymorons or epithets. On Jealousy, some seven minutes you have on an artistic text would probably not be enough for you.
The graduation list is ready… Now how do you break down the books at the GCSE? Learn how to master an analysis of artistic text.