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Shortcuts to Success: English Essay Writing

Shortcuts to Success teach you the exam success tips that have been shown to work. Written by teachers with a proven track record of exam success, they will show you how to achieve your best results.

  • You will need top-class essay-writing skills for the questions on: Comprehending (Paper 1) Composing (Paper 1) Study of the single text (Paper 2) Comparative study (Paper 2) Prescribed poetry (Paper 2)
  • Remember, these questions are worth 330 marks out of 400 for Leaving Cert Higher Level English, or over 80% of the total exam.
  • This is the book that tells you the answers to: ‘What points should I include?’ ‘How long should my answers be?’ ‘How do I start?’ ‘How do I finish?’ ‘How are essays marked?’
  • Check out the guidelines, samplers and useful examiner’s comments in the book.
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Publication Date

January 2005




Paperback, 164 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


245 x 175 mm


By Martin Kieran and Frances Rocks

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Martin Kieran and Frances Rocks teach at St Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk. They have corrected Leaving Certificate English exam papers for many years and have also written several textbooks.

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