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Cultural Context - I'm Not Scared, The Great Gatsby, All My Sons for Leaving Cert English #625Lab

“The world of a text, and how it affects the behaviour of central characters, can influence a reader’s response to the events that take place”.With the Comparative, you will end up covering the same points in many essays - but your angle really matters. The essay below tries really hard to fit a Literary Genre take onto a Cultural Context title. This greatly sabotages the all-important P of PCLM. Also, it's better to paraphrase than to misquote. You may also like: Complete Guide to Leaving Cert English (€). 
#625Lab (a) Discuss the extent to which this statement applies to at least one central character in one of the texts on your comparative course. Support your answer with reference to the text.
In light of the above statement, the film “I’m Not Scared” by Gabriel Salvatores contains central characters that are corrupt and immoral because of the world they live in. The world of the text is revealed through many aspects which I will discuss below. These aspects affected the cha…

The secret to writing great essays

Do you want to know a simple free lightning-fast way to improve your English grade?

Given the amount of writing you have to do for Leaving Cert English, you may as well be getting some use out of it for the future and for the all-important Results Day.

There is a secret to great writing. It's not that some people's pens just hit the paper in a more elegant way. It's not necessarily that they know more. They're not better people than you. The secret is... editing. 

Most excellent writers spend the lion's share of their time on editing. They are just better at mercilessly hacking and slashing through that first draft.

But wait, you cannot edit in the actual Leaving Cert exam. What now? 

Mmm, you can still kind of edit. In advance. No time travel required. How?

Go over your old essays. 

Not the ones that you've just written and are about to submit for correction, but old, corrected ones, ones that aren't fresh in your mind - and look out for bits that don't really make sense or sound well.  Having forgotten what you meant to say at the time, you will see your own work as if you're looking through someone else's eyes. Find just one thing that you can work on and change it for your next essay. You will be amazed at the results. 

Our #625Lab section is a good source for this kind of reflection.

Also remember these super-important tips for Leaving Cert English.

how to improve your writing for Leaving Cert English

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