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Works in Translation Essay A1: New 2013 Syllabus


I'm about to start my Works in Translation essay, which is worth 25%!!

Since I'm following the new English A1 Syllabus, there are some changes to the essay from previous years, i.e. it doesn't have to be a comparative essay anymore.

I'm thinking of doing me essay on We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Do you guys have any tips for the new task, and sample Essays etc?

pravzcool : )

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Look at the criteria carefully. Pay attention to the word limit and don't forget to include language devices while still making appropriate cultural points.

Here's to get the top marks:

Criterion A: Fulfilling the requirements of the reflective statement- Reflection on the interactive oral shows development of the student’s understanding of cultural and contextual elements.

Criterion B: Knowledge and understanding- The essay shows detailed knowledge and understanding of, and perceptive insight into, the work used for the assignment.

Criterion C: Appreciation of the writer’s choices- There is excellent appreciation of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.

Criterion D: Organization and development- Ideas are persuasively organized and developed, with effectively integrated examples from the works used.

Criterion E: Language- Language is very clear, effective, carefully chosen and precise, with a high degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are effective and appropriate to the task.

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