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Saturday 23 August 2014

'Written Word' a must-read for Leaving Cert pupils

Published 22/03/2014 | 02:30

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THE Irish Independent will celebrate the English language next week in a special three-part supplement.

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'The Written Word', which will be published on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, will be of interest both to Leaving Certificate pupils and anyone who enjoys the language.

Internationally acclaimed authors, including Emma Donoghue, Donal Ryan and Hugo Hamilton, remember their own Leaving Certs and the teachers who nurtured their writing skills.

The first supplement focuses on the comprehension and composition elements of Paper One of Leaving Cert English.

We explain the crucial differences between the personal essay and the short story, a question that many pupils lose easy marks on.

Parts two and three explore elements of Paper Two. The second supplement focuses on plays, novels and the comparative study while the final part will be a special poetry edition.

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