What is the best way to revise for an English exam?

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I can never agree what the best type of revision is when studying for an english exam. The only methods I can think of are practicing how to structure an answer and making sure you know the book.

Posted Wed 21st March, 2012 @ 16:32 by Former Member

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writing stories, reading through the book, writing about the book :D x

Answered Fri 23rd March, 2012 @ 17:37 by Rayanne :)
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To be honest, you can't really "revise" for an English exam. My tip is, just do lots of practice essays, get your teacher to mark it, and ask them what grade you're working towards, and what you could do for improvements. Hope this helped :-)

Answered Fri 23rd March, 2012 @ 21:38 by James Leyson
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Think about what kind of questions they would be likely to ask, and how you might respond to it. Have some key quotes, or ideas that you can apply to any situation. Know the book, or poem inside out. Write notes and paragraphs on each chapter, or character, or stanza if a poem, and the significance of key points. Also link each key point to a quote, so that you know the text like the back of your hand

For the unseen poetry exam, just make sure you can recognise all the key techniques, and know they names, things like Enjambement and all that kind of stuff your teacher should have taught you. Think about Form, Structure, Audience, Themes, and the affect it has. Always link whatever you say to the affect it has on the audience, and one or two quotes. The best way to prepare for the poetry exam is to just practise questions and essays. 

Hope this helps!

Answered Mon 9th April, 2012 @ 15:29 by Aimee Smith