English II: Here’s another website for Merchant of Venice!


Source: www.shakespeare-online.com

Hey everyone! I have received quite a few requests by readers asking me to put up notes on English Literature. Since the present syllabus has changed and we werenโ€™t taught Shakespeare during our tenth grade, I thought I would share this website that, in my opinion,ย not many of you have heard of before.

 

Cliff Notes – The Merchant of Venice

 

Cliff Notes offers detailed explanation of each scene, a play summary, a play analysis, as well as character analyses/character sketches, major themes of the play, famous quotes, and essay questions. Do check it out and let us know how you find it, in the comments below!

 

P.S. We had also recommended Cliff Notes in a previous post. Check it out, here!

English II: Here’s a website for Merchant of Venice!


Source: www.wsws.org

Hey everyone! I have received quite a few requests by readers asking me to put up notes on English Literature. Since the present syllabus has changed and we weren’t taught Shakespeare during our tenth grade, I thought I would share this website that has been recommended by most present tenth graders.

 

Here’s the link:

No Fear Shakespeare: The Merchant of Veniceย 

 

Some of you may have already heard of this website, hosted by SparkNotes.ย Anyway, do check it out and see if it can be of help to you in your preparation! ๐Ÿ™‚

English II: Last-Minute Tips


On a reader’s request, here are some last-minute tips for writing your English II paper:

 

* Make sure to stick to the topic and answer only what has been asked in the question. Do not write the summary of the chapter/poem/act or points which are not at all required.

* While attempting the essay-type question, do not write the summary of the chapter/poem. Make sure your answer is detailed and do not hesitate to write even a small point that you feel is relevant to the question asked. Your essay-type question should be approximately 3 to 4 pages long. Although I stress on the fact that quantity does not matter, while writing this answer you should have a minimum word limit that fits 3 pages.

* If you have been asked whether or not you agree with a given statement, make sure you write ‘yes’ or ‘no’, ex. the question is “Do you agree with the author that…?” and your answer should include, “Yes, I agree that…” or “No, I do not agree that…”. You may elaborate further after stating your agreement/disagreement.

* Write in a paragraph style form. Do not write in points in your English II paper.

* Make sure your handwriting is legible. ๐Ÿ˜€

* Leave a few lines before and after every answer so that you have space to fit in additional points in case you leave anything out and remember to write them later.

* Names of authors and/or poets are generally not asked, but it will help you to mention the name while writing your answers, ex. “If by Rudyard Kipling is an enlightening poem that…”

* Start a new answer on a new page. Do not worry about wasting paper. It helps your paper look neat. However, there is no need to leave a whole page blank if you have merely used the first couple lines, but then again, there’s no reason why you can’t!

 

These are some tips I feel can prove helpful. Keep visiting for more such tips for your upcoming exams! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Great Website for English Notes…


Hey everyone! I have received quite a few requests by readers asking me to put up notes on English Literature. Since I do not have the time at present to fulfill every request, I thought I would share this website that I came across while browsing the Internet.

ICSE English Help – An Approach to ICSE English

It has notes for grammar and language, composition writing, letter writing, etc. along with notes and questions on the various poems, lessons, dramas, etc. Do visit the website! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚