Next week sees the beginning of your first formal assessments in Higher English. The Close Reading paper is first. You have booklets of sentence structure and word choice questions to practice with, and sheets of language questions which we used for group work in class but did not finish. Use them. You will also find worked answers to all types of questions for various papers on the appropriate page of this site. For the Critical Reading paper you must thoroughly revise both “Aunt Julia” and “Assisi” and also how to do the 10 mark question. If you are well prepared it is quite feasible for you to gain very high marks in this element of the paper ( 20/20 is not impossible even at this stage in the year.) “All My Sons” is the “big one” in terms of revision. You have plenty of notes an all Acts of the play; notes on the characters and themes and on the structure of the play. You have to revise and you have to be able to use quotations from the play in your essay, so learn some key quotations. Fail to prepare………. ( you know the rest!!) I will be happy as long as I know you have done your best.