How do I revise for English language

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Im not sure how to revise for GCSE English language exam ( AQA ) 

Posted Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 13:48 by Nour kefi

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look at a newspaper and look at how it uses presentational devices, etc. I got a newspaper this morning and it really helped.

Also, looking at adverts on TV can help too.

^^^ that's for reading, though.

for writing, look at past questions, like:

1.       People of the future may well wonder what life was like at the start of the new millennium.

Write an informative article for teenagers to read in one hundred years’ time. “The Life of a Teenager in the year 2000.”

2.       Decisions can be difficult to make-Explain a decision you had to make and what happened as a result.

3.       Describe your ideal home

4.       Write an informative article for teachers about ‘Clothes and Today’s Teenager’

5.       There are many pressures on young people today. Explain what you think are the main pressures and how they affect your life and the lives of people you know.

Answered Sat 26th May, 2012 @ 21:08 by EstherTheBunny
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The only advice i really have is to practise answering the questions. i wish i could help more

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 13:54 by Renn
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There are 2 sections in this exam Section A & Section B. Section A you should spend 1 hour & 15 minutes. Whereas in Section B you should only spend 1 hour on it. 

Section A (4 questions)

.Information Retrieval-15 minutes

. Presentation-15 minutes

.Inference-15 minutes

.Language & Comparison-30 minutes 

Section B (2 questions)

Short question-25 minutes

Longer question-35 minutes 

Revision Tips- Information Retrieval literally means Just getting the information as it is & not analyzing it in any way

For Presentation look out for things such as font,pictures,statistics etc.DON'T read what's on the page, literally just do what they've asked you to

For Inference it's more about 'reading between the lines' & seeing if there's a hidden meaning behind it

For the language & Comparison they'll give you a named article & toy must compare what it's like to another article 

Make sure you do plans for Section B, it'll help you organize your work & it'll give a good impression of you to the examiner 

I've also done a powerpoint presentation with lots of tips & questions

Good Luck with your exam :D

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 18:02 by Beanie96
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The others have given good advice and what I'm doing is revising all the different types of presentational devices and what to comment for different things so as soon as I see it in the exam I think back to the revision and know the answer i.e. the large text in red (dif. colours have dif. meanings to people e.g. red could represent anger or danger/a warning). I'm also re-reading the rhetorical devices so I remember to include them in my writing. There's nothing big to revise like reading textbooks, just small things that will help you answer quicker in the exam :)

There are some resorces which my school gave us on my page:  

Good luck! :)

Answered Thu 30th May, 2013 @ 14:34 by Lucy :)
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Answered Thu 10th May, 2018 @ 13:32 by ilovedrama123
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I would do practice questions in timed comnditions in order to get used to how to answer them and how to manage your exam timings

Answered Thu 10th May, 2018 @ 19:53 by Natalie
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Answered Wed 22nd May, 2013 @ 19:09 by hassan