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14 Feb 2005 1843722593 978-1843722595

The Higher English Grade Booster is a handbook specifically designed to take students step-by-step through all areas of assessment and to uncover the mysteries of the Higher exam.

This title focuses on language and grammatical analysis to enhance students� own coursework and exam performance. Whilst advice and targeted notes equip students with the tools to develop their responses, guidance on how to approach sample questions encourages informed and assured analysis for a confident approach to the exam.


· Higher English language skills

· The origins of English

· What is grammar?

· Subordinate clauses

· Analysing the words

· Sentence structure

· Further features of sentence structure

· Punctuation

· Imagery, word choice, tone and conclusions

· Literary devices

· Meaning

· Textual analysis

· The critical essay – narrative structure

· Personal study and critical essays – what you have to do

· The personal study and critical essays – the importance of accuracy

· Your own writing

· Avoid these mistakes

· Conclusion

· Answers

· Glossary

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Leckie & Leckie (14 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843722593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843722595
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly lives up to its title 25 Jan 2010
This compact and easy to follow book provides clear and comprehensive guidance for all aspiring 'Higher English' pupils.

Every aspect of the exam's requirements is covered, from the basics of punctuation and sentence structure, to how best to cope with challenging essay and close reading questions. Were that not enough, the book also provides an illuminating glossary of those grammatical terms which constitute the essence of good writing. There is a wealth of information and help here, brought together by a writer whose knowledge and breadth of experience is evident on every page. An enjoyable problem-solver while preparing for the exam, it also adds much to our appreciation of everything we read.

In its variety and scope the 'Grade Booster' is an aid which truly lives up to its title.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 13 Sep 2010
By fifi
This book has most of the essential material you will need for higher english. It has healped to explain things better and had good examples, especially with termanology.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Execellent book 4 April 2010
By Clare B
Really easy to use and understand, covers everything you need to know. Would recommend this book to anyone sitting higher english.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and well informed. 26 Jun 2007
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Takes you through all the tricky bits of language study - close reading, etc, step and step and in plain English. Also great at explaining the other aspects of Higher English. A great help to those preparing for Higher English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for Higher English 27 Jun 2010
If you are doing Higher English, this is a must have. This bullet points all of the main points. It mainly includes advice on the Close Reading section of the Higher English Paper, but it is done excellently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Higher English Grade Booster 3 Feb 2014
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This book was bought for my daughters college course and she said it was exactly what she was looking for and it arrived with 2 days, so she has no complaints about this book and she said she would recommend it to anyone who needs it for a college or university course.
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