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clear, insightful notes on "Enduring Love"
on 29 September 2008
As a former A level student who used these notes, and achieved an A grade at English A level, I feel this text provides an invaluable resource for those who wish to successfully study Ian McEwan's "Enduring Love". Each chapter of the book is dealt with individually, with the author providing a commentary of points/ rhetorical questions and analysis with which the student can interact. This enables the student to develop their own reading of the text, rather than merely providing them with an "exam worthy" reading. Analysis of the appendices is also included as well as sample essays which demonstrate how the student can communicate their views on the text successfully. These are particularly useful as they show how the points raised across the book can be moulded into all manner of essay questions; this in turn demonstrates the value of a close reading and understanding of a text, which encourages the student to transfer the skills learnt in this text to the others they study. I feel that these notes are aimed at a higher ability student when used alone, but they could also provide a useful resource for teachers, aiming to raise the performance of their own students, by using them as a discussion guide for group or class work.
Grateful former A level student.