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Sunday, August 26, 2012

STEP BY WICKED STEP answering technique for SPM 2012


FRAMEWORK for answering literature component/
Outline/personal response (for Question 33 of Paper 2, SPM English 1119)

1)      Introductory paragraph (paragraph 1)
-  State your novel (plus a very brief synopsis of the novel)
- State your chosen element( plot/characteristics/ setting/themes/moral values)
-  State in brief the reasons of your choice.

2)      Content paragraphs
-  Reason 1 + elaborations (paragraph 2)
R1 + E1+E1+E1

-  Reason 2 + elaborations (paragraph 3)
R2 + E2+E2+E2

-  Reason 3 + elaborations (paragraph 4)
R3 + E3+E3+E3

3)      Concluding paragraph (paragraph 5)
- Summarize/ restate the reasons on why you have chosen the part/ character/ place/etc
-  State a lesson you have learnt from the element
Provide any personel experiences (if any) which is closely related to the chosen element.


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 (Question from Paper 2 /SPM 2011):

33        The following arethe novels studied in the literature component in English Language.



Catch Us If You Can   -  Catherine MacPhail
Step By Wicked Step  -  Anne Fine
The Curse                     -   Lee Su Ann


Choose any one of the novels above and answer the question below.


Which part of the story do you like the most?
Give reasons for your choice with close reference to the text.
 [15 marks]


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(Question from Peperiksaan Percubaan SPM 2011/SBP):

33        The following arethe novels studied in the literature component in English Language.



Catch Us If You Can   -  Catherine MacPhail
Step By Wicked Step  -  Anne Fine
The Curse                     -   Lee Su Ann


Choose any one of the novels above and answer the question below.


Using details from the novel that you have studied, write about:


amemorable event
how the event affects one of the characters in the story


Support your answer with close reference to the text.


[15 marks]



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 (Question from Peperiksaan Percubaan SPM 2012/SBP):

33        The following arethe novels studied in the literature component in English Language.



Catch Us If You Can   -  Catherine MacPhail
Step By Wicked Step  -  Anne Fine
The Curse                     -   Lee Su Ann


Choose any one of the novels above and answer the question below.


Using details from the novel that you have studied, write about:


a character who portrays a moral value in the novel you have studied
using the details from the novel, show instances that describe this value


Support your answer with close reference to the text.


[15 marks]



Other possible questions:


·        which incident did you find interesting?
·        which part of the story did you find interesting?
·        write about a character who shows determination.
·        write on a character who is honourable.
·        write about how a character has influenced another character’s actions.
·        write about a turning point in the story that changed the life of one of the characters.
·        write about an incident that changed the life of a character.
·       an event-great impact – on the characters
·        character whom sacrifices a lot for the family-explain
·       admirable actions of one of the characters-explain
·       event- you feel should not have happened, why?
·        “Being supportive keeps a family together”- describe how one of the characters shows this support.
·        Important decision made by one of the characters in showing how his decision changed his life
·         Lesson that you have learnt from one of the characters

The Character you admire the most in David A. Hill’s novel,“How I met myself”


The  following are the novels studied in the literature component in English language.
1)      The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit
2)      Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
3)      How I Met Myself - David A. Hill
Based on one of the novels above,choose one character that you admire the most. Write about the character that you have chosen and give reasons why you admire the character.
Selected personal responses from my Form 3 tuition students on The Character you admire the most  in  David A. Hill’s novel,“How I met myself”written based on a précised  framework outline according to the PMR requirements for the latest literature component 2012. Hope all the shared materials will benefit, ease  your understanding and help you score by God’s will.
Question : The Character you admire the most. (John Taylor)
                Based on the novel  “How I Met Myself” written by David A. Hill, the person I admire the most is John Taylor.
He is a computer programmer in England and he was sent to Budapest to teach programming. He met Andrea in a language school. They fell in love and got married and had a baby girl named Kati Taylor. He is very persistence because no matter bad the situation became he never stopped looking for information on his doppelganger. He even went to the number 7 Felka Utca to look for answer about his mysterious doppelganger. Besides that, he is also a determined person. After analyzing the situation, he realized his doppelganger appeared for an important reason, so he was determined to find out. He went to the Budapest City Library to find out what had happened on the 18th of January. Furthermore, he has a strong will-power when he wants to find out the reason. Even though his search made his life difficult and strained his relationship with his wife, he did not give up and kept pursuing the subject. He went to the Public Record Office without Andrea’s permission to find out the dates of his doppelganger’s birth and death. For the conclusion, the reason why I admire John Taylor the most is because of his good personality traits. Finally he understands that the doppelganger wants to save him and his family.
(249 words)
Written by: Faiz Hilmi Bin Muhammad Azam
School : SMK Saujana Impian

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Question : The Character you admire the most. (John Taylor)
                Based on the novel ‘How I Met Myself’ by David A. Hill, the character that I admire the most is John Taylor. He is a persistent person. He never stopped looking for further information about his doppelganger no matter how bad the situation is even when Andrea don’t want to help him anymore. Furthermore, John Taylor is a determined person. He realized that his doppelganger appeared for an important reason, so he made a research about his nightmare recurrence by searching for the information in the library and questioning Mrs. Fischer at 7 Felka Utca. Lastly, I admire John Taylor because of his strong will power. Eventhough his search made his life difficult and miserable, with a strained relationship with his wife, he never give up. John always came home late at night and Andrea has some negative thoughts on his husband which made their relationship strained, but he kept pursing the subject and never gave up. Because of his good personality traits, he finally understands that the doppelganger wants to save him and his family. Based on the reasons above, John’s good traits made me admire him the most.
(180 words)
Written by : Aisyah Nur Hannan Bt. Sufian
School : SMK Saujana Impian
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Question : The Character you admire the most. (John Taylor)
                Based on the novel ‘How I Met Myself’ written by David A. Hill, the character I admire the most is John Taylor. The reason why I admire him is because he is persistent. As evidence, no matter how bad the situation became, he never stopped looking for information on his doppelganger even when he had troubled with his doppelganger and recurrence of dreams. Eventually, the second reason I admire him is he is determination. He realized that his doppelganger appeared for an important reason, so he was determined to find out by making a research of his dream and nightmare of his doppelganger by searching for the information in the library and questioning Mrs. Fischer at 7 Felka Utca. Furthermore, I admire him because of his strong will power. Even though his search made his life difficult and strained his relationship with his wife, he did not give up and kept pursing the subject because he feels like he has to protect his family from harm, Because of his good personality traits, he finally understands that the doppelganger wants to save him and his family.
(186 words)
Written by:  Ika Suraya Bt Mohd Nasir
School : SMK Saujana Impian
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Question : The Character you admire the most. (John Taylor)
                Based on the novel How I Met Myself, written by David A. Hill the character I admire the most is John Taylor. He is a 34 years old computer programmer Englishman. He moved to Hungarian to lead a young Hungarian team in an important new place of work. While staying there, He met Andres, his Hungarian language teacher and fell in love with her and after eighteen months they got married. They named their first-born Kati. The reason why I like John Taylor is because of his first personality trait which is persistence. No matter how bad the situation became, he never stopped looking for the information on his doppelganger. He stayed late at the library sacrificing his time with his family. The second trait is outstanding determination which inspire me. He realized that his doppelganger appeared for a important reason, so he was determined to find out the shadow behind the curtain. He took all the trouble to do some research by interviewing some people such as Mrs. Fischer at 7 Felka Utca. Another trait that is valuable in John Taylor is his strong will power. Even though his search made his life difficult and strained his relationship with his wife, he did not give up and kept pursuing the subject. His wife Andrea was suspicious of John’s behavior such as coming home late, so she made a conclusion of John assuming he was seeing someone else. Because of his good personality traits, he finally understands that the doppelganger wants to save him and his family.
(226 words)
Written by: Muhammad Elmy Nazrin B. Morad
School : SMK SAAS Kajang