- Answer the question directly in every paragraph. Plan your essay around a series of clear succinct answers to the essay question and then turn each of these sentences into a paragraph. I've included an example of a possible essay plan for question 4 here and below).
- Justify your answers to the question with interesting evidence from the text. That does not mean finding a random quote nor perhaps the most obvious quote. Find something interesting or significant.
In all writing tasks:
- Identify and make connections between values and beliefs in the text and your own (or your society's)