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Leaving Cert English Revision Day 2018

The Leaving Cert English Revision Day 2018

Senior Examiners, Declan O’Neill & Philip Campion will Inspire Intelligent and Active Revision of Leaving Cert English.

What is it?  A 6 hour Complete Revision Day for Paper 1 and 2 of Leaving Cert English

Is it worth spending a whole day at Leaving Cert English Revision?  

“The day and the book were immensely helpful during both Leaving Cert English papers and I was delighted that I managed to get the H1”-Kate O’Connor Skerries CC August 2017

“Many thanks for a very informative revision day on Sunday. The feedback back from students is all very positive. Thanks also for your guidance re literary genre!!”-Edel O’Connor, Teacher Mean Scoil Mhuire Longford who accompanied her class to the Longford Lecture Day in English in February 2017

“I attended your English revision course yesterday in Tullamore. I found it very helpful, especially dealing with everyone’s comparative texts individually and improving their chosen theme.” Nicole Cooper 2017.
“I really enjoyed the Leaving Cert English revision class. I found it really beneficial. It cleared up a lot of aspects of the course that I found hard before, especially the comparative“--Lisa Hoctor, who attended Tullamore 2017

‘I attended your revision day for Leaving Cert English in UCC and I found it brilliant, you really made it an entertaining day and very beneficial’-Robin Mayes who attended at UCC Jan 21st 2017.
We cover both papers in close detail–it will amaze you, what you can learn in one focused day.
We save students time and money when compared to grind schools.

Students attending the Leaving Cert English Lecture Day

What is so special about the lecture day in Leaving Cert English?

We, Philip Campion and Declan O’Neill, are a team of two very clued-in, dynamic, imaginative, inspiring and lively lecturers.
We provide two major English Revision resources – The “Brilliant” Lecture Day and the “Invaluable” 200+ A4 Exam Revision and Notes Book.
We bring to  students three decades of experience from our work as markers at the the state exams and as overseers of the marking process. We share our knowledge of what makes quality answers. All our advice, notes and know-how is offered according to the DES marking schemes. We show you how it’s done!

The Leaving Cert English Revision Day will focus on the key Leaving Cert English Exam Skills. Our approach is so effective because it is supported by high quality model answers, analysed according to marking schemes and in an attractive, clear manner devised to help students learn.

Click here to view the English HL course 2018

We inspire Students with brilliant lectures based on Original Teaching based on precise Examining Methods.

Outline of the Lecture Day for Leaving Cert English.

 

From 08.30 to 8.55

Getting Started

Settle in and receive Your Unique 200 A4 page Lecture Book
9.00 – 9.55

 

How to do

COMPOSING

 

 

BEING AN EFFECTIVE WRITER

1.       We Teach You How to Choose, Approach and Plan your Composition

2.        We Help You to Start Dynamically: Use Your Opening to Reach Your Reader

3.        We Show You How to Shape Your Content Coherently

4.       We Explain How You Conclude Impressively

 ·         The Lecture/Resources Focus on Writing Genres and Apt Language Use.

·         The Lecture/Resources Help You to Get to the Mind & Heart of the Examiner.
The book includes 25 A4 pages on Methods in Composing—with Samples for
Personal/ Descriptive/Persuasive Essays
Debate/Public Speeches/Short Stories

9.55 to 10.20 Overview of Examination Structure, Timing Tips, Marking Criteria and Approach for Poetry
10.20 -10.50

POETRY 1

Montague

(Break 15 Minutes)

“Montague narrates a past that is not always pleasant but is told with a truth that can shock us while impressing us with its honesty” –with original, exciting explorations of Killing the Pig, The Locket, The Wild Dog Rose and Like Dolmens Round My Childhood. Separate readings of other poems and a model answer included in the book
11.05 -11.35

Comprehending Section

 

 QUESTION A AND QUESTION B
Lessons to be learned from the 2016 and 2017 Comprehending Sections-How to identify all aspects of the tasks and how marking schemes apply-With precisely analysed sample responses and other know-how tips.
11.35 – 12.00

POETRY 2

Frost

 . “We enjoy Frost’s language for the ways in which it deals with the lessons or country life and his use of rich imagery.” In our model answer, we explore The Tuft of Flowers, Mending Wall, ‘Out, Out-’ and Acquainted With the Night
12.00 – 12.55

 COMPARATIVE

 An Original presentation preparing students to choose and complete their optimum answer effectively.

How to impress the examiner with REAL Comparing that displays Focus, Conviction and Flair for Argument.

The New 2018 Presentation has these elements-

1.       “I’ve read my texts, now how do fit what I fit what I know together?” We show you how to approach the post-reading stage (discover links etc.)

2.       Precise explanation of each mode (in the light of changing emphasis)

3.       Critical readings of Key Moments (examples explored)

4.       Questions and Answers from the Room on aspects of the Comparative

5.       Sample of effective Comparative Writing

6.       So now, how do I adapt & link my key moments to argue a new answer?’

7.       How to structure an exam answer.

8.       How to select the exam question and assign the texts to best advantage

9.       Lessons learned from Marking Schemes in 2017 and 2016

10.   Traps to avoid. 

We give digital notes with suggestions for all three modes on over 30 of the prescribed texts, including the most popular, in 2018.

12.55 -13.45 LUNCH
13.45- 14. 15
POETRY 3 
EILEAN NI CHUILLEANÁIN
“Ni Chuilleanáin’s poetry is never ordinary because she refuses to comfort us with recognisable takes on the world but asks us to follow her into rich, haunting experiences.” Solid explorations of THEME AND LANGUAGE in On Lacking the Killer Instinct, Deaths and Engines, Street and Kilcash. Separate readings of other poems included in the book.
14.15- 15.15

The Single Text

KING LEAR—two presentations

 [notes available digitally for

 ‘The Great Gatsby’,

‘Wuthering Heights’]

SHAKESPEARE’S BIGGEST PLAY – THERE’S SO MUCH TO IT! BUT WE SIMPLIFY THE TASK: 

 WITH TAILORED NOTES (THEMES, IMAGERY AND CHARACTER)  PLUS VITAL KEY SCENE EXPLORATIONS AND

TWO INSPIRING LECTURES ON HOW TO TACKLE TWO QUESTIONS IN THE HEAT OF THE EXAM

 

Q1 Lear and the Storm Scenes

Though Lear’s fury and insight in the storm scenes move the audience, they don’t affect the outcome of the play. 
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.

Q2 Edmund v Edgar

Edmund’s malicious charisma fascinates us throughout the play but the maturing of Edgar is even more compelling as it gives the drama its moral depth.

15.15-15.40

POETRY 4

DURCAN OR
HOPKINS-
depending on a vote on the day

 

 “Durcan narrates the messiness of life in a language that is humorous but which also raises it to heroism at times.” We Explore Nessa, The Difficulty that is Marriage, Sport, Rosie Joyce.
OR “We can read and enjoy Hopkin’s poetry for its deep spiritual comfort and wonderful imagery but there is another side that narrates a dark doubt, even despair.” We tackle Felix Randal, The Windhover, Inversnaid and No Worse there is None.
As well as model answers, separate readings of other poems are included in the book.
15.40-15.50

UNSEEN POEM

THE UNSEEN POEM. Get all 20 of those marks –
How to welcome an unseen poem and write a RELEVANT critical response.
15.50-16.15

POETRY 5

EAVAN BOLAND

 “Boland’s poetry takes us through a range of personal joys and sorrows in poems that are dramatic and deeply moving.”   This question is explored in detail with reference to Shadow Doll, Love, The Pomegranate, and War Horse. Separate readings of other poems included in the book.
16.15 DAY’S END
16.15 – 16.30

POETRY 6

Late Extra!

The final slot is an optional extra offered as a critical exploration of one (subject to a vote by the remaining audience) of the following topics:

-Powerful Endings that define the Poems of Keats

– Durcan narrates the messiness of life in a language that is humorous

-Hopkin’s wonderful but dark imagery

– Larkin offers critical observations through mischievous language

The book contains these readings of their poems and extra digital resources for all three will be supplied as well.

Our 2018 book, English Now, has 200 pages of notes on the above, with more available digitally after the lecture.

Special, tailored visits to individual schools for full day or long afternoon can be arranged.

For more information on English Revision Day please email us at info@leavingcertlecturedays.ie


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