Literature-In-English paper 3 May/June 2015

Candidates' Weakness and Suggested Remedies

Candidates weaknesses were observed in these areas::

  • Shallow knowledge of the set texts
  • Poor knowledge of literary appreciation.
  • Wrong interpretation of questions.
  • Writing of Irrelevancies.
  • Inability to write good English.

    Suggested Remedies


    To remedy the observed weaknesses:

  • Candidates should buy and read the set texts.
  • Candidates should be discouraged from depending solely on key points and summary notes.
  • Candidates should read the questions and make sure they understand what is required of them before answering the questions.
  • Qualified teachers should be employed to teach Literature-In-English.
  • Teachers should attend workshops and seminars occasionally to acquaint themselves with the demands of the subject.