English is a subject for which students mostly have a nonchalant attitude. This is because the subject primarily involved reading and relating stories.
The candidate can check below the tips provided by Sharda Msyajulu from Ramjas School, to know which parts of the syllabus should be stressed on:
Section wise tips:
Section A comprises unseen passages. Ideally each passage should be read thrice. The first reading should be done rapidly to have an idea of what the passage is all about. The second reading should be done at a slow pace allowing the references and annotations to settle down and finally the third reading is done to mark the answers of the related questions.
An integral part of Section A comprises of note-making and summary writing; for which the passage should be divided into four main-heads and other sub-heads.
Summary or prÃ©cis writing should be extracted from the notes written and must be necessarily simplified.
Section B comprises the writing skills. For short, as well as long compositions, almost equal weightage is given to the content as well as expression. One should be well-aware and well-read to score well in the content. And for expression, one should enrich his content with rich vocabulary, phrases and quotes. It is definitely an icing on the cake.
Furthermore formats and CODER (Collect,Organise,Draft,Edit,Review ) are to be followed strictly.
Section C (Literature) is all about learning and reproducing the topics in the syllabus in an organised manner.
The students should read the questions very carefully and hit at them directly without beating around the bush. To have an extra edge over the others, one can always quote lines from the stories and co-relate it with the present scenario. For questions on the novels, one gets a choice and if it is practically not possible to cover the whole novel (which is advised otherwise), atleast the characters can be prepared thoroughly.
English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of one’s imagination. To have command over it start imagining in English.
Don’t stress, do your best. Forget the rest. All the best.
With inputs from Mrs Neena Mehrotra, Vision Valley School, Kashipur, Uttarakhand
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