Revolutions is a new comprehensive textbook designed to help students achieve their full potential when faced with the more challenging Leaving Certificate English Paper 1 examination of recent years.
It not only offers the student a diverse selection of texts in a wide range of genres, as recommended by the Chief Examiner, but it demonstrates the key skills of critically reading a text, comprehensively interpreting a question, and effectively organising a focused response, and encourages the perfecting of these skills through constant practice in the accompanying Portfolio Book.
Revolutions demonstrates and encourages the practice of the following skills:
Comprehension Questions A and B
How to critically read a text – be it fiction, debates, memoirs or mixed-genre.
How to read examination questions and isolate their key features, including format, audience, style and the key elements of the task.
How to organise answers, in terms of content, expression and structure.
How to write and present a letter, an introduction, a blog post, a talk, an interview, a script, an opinion piece, a web article and a proposal.
How to critically read the examination questions by paying close attention to the wording and reflecting on the implications of all the key terms.
How to write a discursive essay, a descriptive essay, a speech, a short story, a personal essay, a feature article and an essay in literary criticism.
The Jim Lusby is the author of six novels, an award-winning short story writer, a scriptwriter, a widely-published essayist, a media analyst on educational issues, and an experienced teacher of English to Higher Level Leaving Certificate students.