The most useful way to study for a Literature Examination? :)

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Hey! Im studying Romeo and Juliet and Things Fall Apart for my Literature Exam. To be honest, I have never really gotten an A for Lit and Im hoping to get an A*! What's the most useful way to do up notes for a Lit text? Do I go by character (as in write character traits, then evidence and analysis) or do I go by themes (such as fate and chance, young and old, etc) or do I go by plot? Sorry if this is really lengthy! I am really bothered by my Lit grades and Im trying to push it up constantly! Ive comtemplated on doing my notes by both character and major themes.. So some help please? :) THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 

Posted Sun 5th May, 2013 @ 13:46 by Sharmila Devi

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I'm doing Romeo and Juliet and Of Mice and Men. I've looked at characters, plot and social and historical context. Our english teacher just says to try and cover a lot of the basis. With characters (espically R+J) I've found that making a mind map with how the characters connect really helps get an overview. Also, just trying out practice questions has really helped me. Hope I helped

Answered Sun 12th May, 2013 @ 18:24 by Ella Ashton-Jones
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For A - level, the AQA course, for mine, I need to remember quotes to compare with the extract. To do this I create key cards for quotes from a drama, prose and play. I also arrange them within themes so it makes it a lot easier for me in the exam!

Answered Wed 22nd May, 2013 @ 16:06 by Alice Deane