Author(s): Jenny May
Struggling to know where to start when it comes to preparing for the Scholarship English exam? Look no further. Unravelling Scholarship English is the complete guide to preparing students for success in the NZQA Scholarship English exam and to broadening their literary horizons. This textbook has something to offer students and teachers alike, designed to be used both as a companion for independent student study and to assist teachers in running their own Scholarship English programme. Unravelling Scholarship English breaks down the exam into its three sections and deals with each thoroughly. Turn to the chapter on Section A to find an invaluable guide to the scourge of most high school English students – the art of close reading. The step by step walk through of the close reading process inspires students to revel in the delights of linguistic minutiae which can bring texts to life. This section includes extracts from a variety of prose and poetry texts and outlines a handy framework to be used in the exam. The chapter on Section B provides an overview of genre and the history of literature and then dives into a detailed analysis of the history, characteristics and future of four key genres: Shakespeare, poetry, film and novel, as well as providing reading lists for many more. In the chapter on Section C students will come across a beginner’s guide to literary theory and advice on how to navigate their way through the maze of issues in literary criticism. Other treats within Unravelling Scholarship English include: a glossary guaranteed to make your literary and linguistic vocabulary the envy of university students, invaluable advice on effective essay writing, exemplar scholarship answers by real students and a revision section packed with exam tips.
“Interesting and easy to understand – this book demystifies Scholarship English.” – Natalija Petrovic (Awarded Scholarship English, 2014) “A thorough yet accessible guide for students into the literary Wonderland beyond.” – George Fitzgerald (Top Subject Scholarship Award for English, 2014)