How do you revise english lit?

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yeah, like the poems, the books

ive no idea where to start and my mocks are coming soon too


Posted Tue 20th November, 2012 @ 17:56 by anum

4 Answers

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If its a closed book exam (A2) the most important thing to do is learn the poems and quotes of the play(s)!!! Without quotes no matter how good the rest of the essay is you wont get a high grade. 

However if it is an open book exam make sure you know the poems and know which poems inlude which themes so as soon as you see your question in the exam you can decide which poems you want to include and dont waste any time!! 

Also, it is important to practice essay writing by asking your teacher to give you some practise questions and doing a few of them.  

When your in the exam/mock whatever it is a good idea to take a few minutes at the start and make a plan so you can keep looking over whilst your writing to make sure you dont forget any of the points you wanted to make. It also helps you keep to a propper structure. 

If you need anything else, just ask. 

Good luck 

Answered Sun 2nd December, 2012 @ 20:38 by Erin_
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go over quotes and try to remember them and what they are interpreted as

Answered Tue 20th November, 2012 @ 19:45 by XXD!
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With English Literature I find that buying the audiobooks, or if necessary recording them yourself and listening to them over again; especially if they are closed book exams. 

With closed books it is important to pick out important quotes for all the main themes. It is important you remember them as best you can. You could always write them down and stick them around the house. 

Open book exams are slightly easier but I would still recommend learning some quotes, or at least remember where to look!

Personally, I find mindmaps really helpful. You could do one for each theme that you're covering, for each character, or for each chapter in the book or poem you're studying. 

When it comes to mindmaps colours and picture are very important as it will help you remember more. 

I'm also studying English Literature, and will be going on to study it at uni this summer, so if you have any specific books you need to study, feel free to message me as chances are, I'll have read it and I will try my best to help. 

Hope everything goes well!

Answered Thu 31st January, 2013 @ 16:56 by Katie
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Remember key quotes from different pieces of text. Make sure you have quotes for every topic that could come up and in the AQA course you need to ensure that you have quotes from a play, prose and an poem. Make sure that you fully understand the background context and can fully in depth analyse an extract.

Answered Fri 15th February, 2013 @ 16:18 by Alice Deane