Exam Centre: Othello

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Some quick revsion of the main parts of the plot courtesy of Sparknotes

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Character analysis

Some key passages explained

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Download the Othello in Offaly podcasts here or from itunes

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Key Soliloquys

Act I, Scene III (Line 375+)

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Act II, Scene III (315+)

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Useful quotes:

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Answering Leaving Cert Questions on Othello

Twenty questions to consider when answering a question on Othello

  1. Have I read the question carefully and underlined the key words?
  2. Am I clear on what the question is actually asking me?
  3. Have I come up with some alternatives to the key words?
  4. Do I agree or disagree with the views expressed in the question? To what extent?
  5. Have I used a brainstorm to generate 6 – 8 points that I can use in my answer?
  6. Have I numbered these points/paragraphs so that they are in a logical order?
  7. Have I assigned 2 -4 quotations per paragraph that I can use to back up the points that I make?
  8. Have I included an opening paragraph that addresses the question in a general sense, as well as using the key word(s) from the question?
  9. Have I included a topic sentence close to the beginning of each paragraph that makes clear the point that I intend to make in that paragraph?
  10. Does each paragraph deal with one point comprehensively?
  11. Is each point/paragraph relevant to the question asked?
  12. Have I included 2 –4 quotations per point/paragraph in my answer?
  13. Are the quotations/references used appropriately to back up the point that I am making?
  14. Have I avoided needless irrelevant summarising of the play itself?
  15. Have I used the key words from the question and/or their alternatives in the majority of paragraphs?
  16. Have I made sure that each point/paragraph is clearly connected (through connecting words/ phrases/ sentences) with the question?
  17. Have I included link words or sentences to connect the paragraphs where possible?
  18. Have I referred to seeing the play being performed at any stage in my answer?
  19. Have I included a closing paragraph where I’ve summarised the points I’ve made, as well as referred clearly back to the question; and concluded on a particular point of view in relation to the question?
  20. Have I given clear evidence of personal engagement with the play throughout my answer and particularly in the closing paragraph?

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*Sample character question and answer here*

*Sample theme question and answer here*

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