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How to Revise English Literature
`Of Mice and Men' revision guides (York Notes)
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You need to have the basics in place before you can really think and show
sophistication in your responses to `Of Mice and Men' and `Blood Brothers'
o Firstly be clear about which skills are assessed on Section A (`Of
Mice and Men'), Section B (`Blood Brothers') and Section C
o Secondly get all your exercise books together and on the front of
each book write a list of the topics contained within. This should
make the next stage easier. For example: Section A 'Of Mice and
Men', Section B `Blood Brothers', Section C unseen poem.
You now need to divide the days available to you before your exams and plan
what you are going to revise.
English Literature revision break it down like this:
Learn key words for each character
Learn key words for each theme
Learn the key events of each chapter/scene
Learn key quotations for each character
Learn key quotations for each theme
Learn key quotations for each chapter/scene
Learn key words for writing about poetry
Your revision plan needs to ensure that this basic knowledge is in place
early, so that the second stage of revision is truly boosting your grade.
Now you should revise by practising each section of the exam. (Use past
There are 2 activities involved in Stage Two:
1. The planning of the answers will take time as you research in your
texts, exercise books, study guides, plan your paragraphs and choose
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This stage will consolidate your understanding of
the authors' aims and messages.
2. Now you need to actually write the answers in timed conditions.
20 minutes for `Of Mice and Men' and `Blood Brothers' extract
40 minutes for `Of Mice and Men' and `Blood Brothers' essay
30 minute for unseen poem question.…read more