How can I do really well in my English literature exam?? Any help is appreciated :)

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I have an English Lit exam tomorrow and im looking for a few extra tips and tricks. I'm studying Of Mice and Men if that helps. there will also be two random poems. thanks :)

Posted Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:10 by Dom Horan
Edited by Dom Horan on Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:18

12 Answers

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Just make sure that with the 2 random poems annotate them and underline key things and make sure you use point, evidence and explanation.

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:13 by Santana
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Make sure you know the book before you go in, make sure you can name key characters and why they are important. Also focus on a few key areas of the novel. As you're doing Of Mice and Men this is probably something to do with fights or dreams. They usually use them for the extract question and you never know, the bit you looked at could come up. Hope that helped

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:22 by Maddie
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Remember to compare and contrast, look for similar themes and key issues in each poem. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION THE TITLE - this is important, despite what everyone thinks a title can tell you a lot about a poem.

Take a look back through your notes, try to memorise a few lines from a few of the poems. Perhaps stick a few quotations up on your wall and look at them?

I find that helps for me :) Hope this helped a littel bit

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 15:11 by misshapenskies
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same here 

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:10 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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thanks

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:18 by Dom Horan
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:}

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:28 by gracebowen
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so nervous!

already had 3 exams today :'(

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:30 by deehammond
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i'm rereading the book tonight and yeah annotate and underline stuff, i'm also just looking over key themes now and then in the poems, look at language and techniques used, if they're used in both, themes in both or different ones, what the poet felt, where the poet is positioned in the poem/what role the poet has, so what person e.g. first person, considering the poet's role always really helps ;D

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:32 by gracebowen
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I just put up a sort of overview guide that goes through the characters and includes some quotes. Just make sure you know the significance the characters and remember at LEAST one quote from each one. Don't worry about memorising loads of quotes but you need to include a few to get good marks. As with the poems, just outline a few main points of how the poems compare to each other and then build on it. The more you waffle on and show you understand something, the more marks you are going to get :D

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:42 by Connor
Edited by Connor on Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:43
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How did you do ?

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 18:15 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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How was it?

Hope it went okay ***

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 18:20 by Cheryl_285
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i hate exams, my concentration is ridiculous when coming down to revision!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:43 by Becca