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ENGLISH & ENGLISH LITERATURE

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Englishbiz is for you and it's free (and totally ad-free!). It's an educational website, written by an experienced English teacher. It's composed of several web pages that provide updated help for your English and English Literature GCSEs and iGCSEs. The focus here is not on individual texts, but on the skills you need to write well and to be able to analyse texts and write effective essays

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STUDY GUIDES FOR GCSE ENGLISH NOVELS & POEMS
links to the very best free study guides for novels and poems

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ESSAY WRITING GUIDE
grade boosting tips and tricks - whatever the essay

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ANALYSE FICTION - THE NOVEL OR SHORT STORY
writing about a story? Find out how, here!

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ANALYSE 'NON-FICTION' & MEDIA TEXTS
ways to boost your non-fiction and media text grades

  GUIDE

ANALYSE A FILM OR 'MOVING IMAGE'
improve your 'moving image' essays

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ANALYSE A PLAY
analyse and write about drama

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ANALYSE POETRY
write a better poetry essay

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WRITE TO ARGUE
write a convincing argument

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WRITE TO PERSUADE
write persuasively

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WRITE TO DESCRIBE
write a fine description

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WRITE A SHORT STORY - NARRATIVE WRITING
write a gripping story

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WRITE A NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE ARTICLE
write a more interesting article

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WRITE TO ANALYSE, REVIEW, COMMENT OR EXPLAIN
write a great review, a top explanation or a fine commentary

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WRITE TO INFORM
write more informatively

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WRITE TO ADVISE
write the best advice ever!

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TOP REVISION WEB SITES
links to the very best English revision web sites

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THE ENGLISHBIZ READING LIST
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IMPROVE YOUR SPELLING
helping your spelling skills

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IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS
helping your writing skills

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POETS
three poets: Heaney, Blake and Clarke

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SHAKESPEARE
writing about Romeo & Juliet

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MEET THE ENGLISHBIZ TEACHER
meet the teacher behind Englishbiz

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A FEW POEMS
friends' poems

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A LEVEL REVISION GUIDES
   

SEMIOTICS - MEDIA STUDIES
a subtle analytical technique for media texts

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DOMINANT IDEOLOGIES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & MEDIA STUDIES
how texts subtly support, reinforce and create social and cultural attitudes and values

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BINARY OPPOSITION - ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & MEDIA STUDIES
improve your a super-subtle mark-grabbing analytical technique

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NARRATIVE - ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & MEDIA STUDIES
a powerful and subtle way to analyse many media texts

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GRAMMAR - ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
analyse a text at the level of its grammar

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A LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE - A USEFUL WEB SITE!
an
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ESSAY WRITING SKILLS  - ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE
find out just what examiners want to read in your essays

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