Paper 2 Tips
This paper tests four components of the English syllabus:
Literary Appreciation (play/novel)
Oral narrative/ poem)
TIPS!You are expected to read the passage at least twice to pick out responses that should be evident in the text provided.
In this question, you will be provided with either an oral poem or an oral narrative, from which questions are asked.
You are expected to read the piece at least twice so as to familiarize with the context.
Questions asking about themes, character traits, mood, sound patterns and the literary devices should be answered by;
Be keen when answering questions on sound devices and never confuse them for stylistic devices.
- 1. Identifying each one of them
- 2. Giving an illustration from the poem or narrative.
This question tests on your general knowledge about grammar and requires a good grasp of grammar rules and appropriate use of language skills.
Have all the nine parts of speech at your fingertips.
You are expected to know all the punctuation marks and how to use them in a sentence.
You are expected to know the standard English word order (subject-verb agreement: S+V+O)
You are expected to know tense and aspect.