AS English Lit

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How do you revise effectively to prepare for this 2 hour exam?

Posted: 15-04-11 19:24 by Emma

Are you doing the struggle for identity? That is what i am doing. I can tell you how I am trying to revise .. Besides going over my notes for the poetry section (I'm studying the World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy), I am trying to make notes about the structure and language of the wider reading I did. Also, i am writing down the year the books from the wider reading were written in to be able to link it to the context in the exam. (You should have a prior knowledge about key events that happened over the history, like the world wars) I am also writing for each quotes and the main themes in them, with possible other wider reading texts, dramas or poetry that could link to them. And the best technique, I think, is answering a lot of questions for both sections and asking your teacher to mark them. I hope it helped.

Posted: 17-04-11 21:21 by Adela Manea

Thanks, I am doing the World War One literature paper, but i am sure i can adapt what you have said to it (: 

Posted: 18-04-11 10:01 by Emma

Lots of spider diagrams in bright colours and plans for every past paper question was how I revised. I think it's good to look at the structure and style of what has come up before so that you aren't as taken aback in the exam by what everything looks like. I really don't like revising for English and feel it's very difficult but I reckon knowing your texts inside out is also a key thing!! :)

Posted: 03-05-11 17:13 by H