Routledge A Level English Guides equip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate, and enjoy English. Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses.
Focusing on the AOs most relevant to their topic, the books help students to develop their knowledge and abilities through analysis of lively texts and contemporary data. Each book in the series covers a different area of language and literary study, and offers accessible explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, suggested answers and a glossary of key terms.
- provides students with the skills they need to compare and contrast texts
- explores and compares texts from a wide range of genres and periods
- draws on a large number of literary and non-literary texts, from Chaucer's Wife of Bath to The Good Wife's Guide, from Frankenstein to poetry by Carol Ann Duffy, and from Nigella Lawson to Fast Food Nation
- introduces the main themes and issues students need to consider when comparing texts: themes, genre, time and place, form and structure, and intertextuality.