since i'm not doing anything right now(*bored), i wan to talk about the tips of how to score for the elective literature in english paper for SPM......
i realised that a lot of ppl who wanna take up the subject are clueless about its format n answering techniques when i wen to the forum on Malaysian English Language Teaching Association site
here's wat i posted on www.melta.org.my
the SPM literature paper will be divided into 5 sections
section A: personal response---this is 20 marks n u can answer the question based on any relevant text that u have studied.
section B: novel(if i remember correctly) its also 20 marks.
u only have to study one of the three selected novels.
each novels will have three questions with question a(4marks), b(6marks) n c(10 marks) respectively
section C: short stories 20 marks--it s a good idea to study jus a few short stories thoroughly. i only focused on one. however, u must acknowledged the others as u might need it for section A question
section D: drama20marks---prepare for jus one. there will also be question a, b, c for each drama question. it is advised that candidates are better off not doing shakespeare's drama as it is quite hard to answer
section E: poetry 20 marks. there are many themes. but u must focus on jus one. there are also questions a, b n c like novel,short stories n drama section.
the key to scoring the literature paper would be quoting from the text. Put "quotation marks"to highlight ur quotation.
for example, question: Describe Salim's feelings towards his mother.
answer: Salim is afraid of his mother. He sees her as "a fierce tiger" that drives him to become "an accomplished liar" in order to escape her abuse.
well something like that. sometimes it's hard to quote from poems but try to rephrase the lines into ur answers. it's best that u memorise the poems. i did. it's like learning a new song without music.
i think this subject is very easy to cope with if u like to read n can write without stumbling on grammar, anyone wana know more like get a copy of past year paper feel free to contact me......