Medea by Euripides

I’ll start you off with some model (top grade!) Medea essays first from Bored of Studies.

Great examples to look at or show to your students (I did warn my student that she should not copy this essay in any way).

Model Medea Essays – links

The strongest thing about this essay is that it clearly answers the essay question, relating the essay to the question throughout. Other key point is that it shows a strong integration of quotes, the use of sophisticated language and how to relate text and context.

You should note that this essay could have done with more discussion of techniques.

Phoebe L’s essay stands out because of its strong integration and explanation of quotes and techniques. The use of sophisticated language is also really impressive (compare this with your own writing – and you will see the difference).

Unfortunately, this example doesn’t come with a essay question, so you can’t see whether she answered the question well or not.

4 comments for “Medea by Euripides

  1. Daisy
    June 20, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Just found your website, some great & helpful stuff. I’m tutoring for “Visions” too, but we’re doing “Strictly Ballroom”. Happy to swap resources (practice essay questions etc) if you’re interested?

    • tutortales
      June 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Daisy

      I’m tutoring Strictly Ballroom too and would love to share resources. My student hasn’t gotten an essay question from his teacher, but they did do a viewing assessment on a DVD “Compass: A Small Town Welcome” with short answers and then an essay using the DVD and Strictly Ballroom.

      I have summarised a handout that my student received, which you might find helpful:


  2. August 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    TT, fellow tutor here. Just wanted to say, great site! Where do you tutor?

    • tutortales
      August 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      Hey Justine, I tutor in the Hills area. How about you?


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