To all Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia(SPM) candidates, Gvishnu.com wishes you good luck in your coming exam and hopes you do well. Here I would like to inform you about SPM English 1119 tips which I read in Star Education earlier. This tips mainly covers the Section D , which based on the novel you studied.
This question carries 15 marks (10 for content and 5 for language). Follow the tips given and it will be easy for you to obtain marks for this question.
The main thing you should understand is the plot, characters, themes, moral values and messages or lessons conveyed. from the novel studied.
Knowing the plot means knowing the events, the sequence of events and details of the events. You should know what causes an event to occur. You should also know whether an event triggers other events and the effect an event or events on characters.
Knowing the characters means knowing the people in the story. You should focus on their characteristics – their physical, emotional and mental attributes. We learn about a character from what the author says about him or her, what other people say about him or her, or we may have to infer these characteristics from the character’s behaviour, actions or thoughts. Make sure you know your text well enough and are able to provide relevant and accurate information to support a point you make about a character.
Knowing the themes means knowing the main ideas that are conveyed in the novel. A theme is usually expressed as a statement about life. Some themes are explicit while most are implied, which means that they are not revealed directly.
Likewise, moral values or lessons may be conveyed explicitly or be implied.
Analysis of aspects tested since 2004 in novel
GUIDELINES FOR ANSWERING QUESTION ON THE NOVEL
Read the question carefully. Ask yourself what is required of you. Underline key words or phrases in the question so that you cover every aspect required.
Spend about five minutes planning your answer. A well-planned answer is one which is thought out and organised. Points are clearly advanced and the line of thought or argument is easy to follow. In other words, the answer should be smooth flowing. There is no irrelevant information or deviation from the question. Your answer should have an introduction, a body and a conclusion. Do pay attention to paragraphing. You may leave a line between paragraphs.
Continue reading about the SPM English 1119 tips at TheStar Education and there is also SPM English sample answer too.
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