A* Of mice and Men techniques (+useful quotes)

HOW TO GET AN A* IN YOUR OF MICE AND MEN ESSAY - TIPS, TICKS, AND USEFUL QUOTES! (AQA ENGLISH LIT)

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  • Created on: 26-04-11 18:31

A* Techniques

  • You must refer to Steinbeck e.g. don't write 'Lennie is childlike', write 'Steinbeck presents Lennie as childlike.'
  • QUOTE always always always and refer to the section, not the page number.(see next card)
  • ANALYSE the text e.g. Steinbeck uses repetition/emotive/colloquial language.
  • Describe the EFFECT o the reader e.g. This allows the reader to empathise/shocks reader/scares the reader
  • Give DETAILS. Don't just say 'Candy is lonely'. Say 'Candy is lonely because although all the other workers would have soon moved onto other jobs, Candy cannot as his age and disability limits him.'
  • Give HISTORICAL EVIDENCE e.g. 'This is typical behaviour for the 1930s, as women were often seen as inferior to men'
  • Write about Steinbeck's PURPOSE e.g. Steinbeck is calling out for change/He is against discriminatin towards black people and wants other people to share his view.
  • EVALUATE your points. e.g 'I think this is a more effective way because the language is so shocking
  • Take 5  mins at the start to do a quick plan
  • Remember your intro and conclusion
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Useful quotes

  • 'live of the fatta the lan' '
  • 'You got me to look after you and I got you to looks after me'
  • 'Had him since he was a pup'
  • 'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. '
  • ' if I was alone I could live so easy.'
  •  I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain't no good.
  • 'S'pose George doesn't come back'
  • 'Lennie who had been watching, imitated George exactly'
  • 'You keep your place then, Nigger
  • (about Curley's W) 'rouged lips' 'red mules' 'heavily made up eyes'
  • 'way a bear drags his paws'
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YasmineChelali

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This was quite helpful, thank you 

shahmirahmad

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this is so stupid

Sabah Ijaz

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Oh my god, mary, this is amazing, iit was reallly useful, THANKS SO MCUUH FOR UPOLOADING IT

Esme

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Thank you so much! I love this! <3

Emily

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thanx for the useful tips!

aamer

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Thank you scary Mary. I luv it!!!

Aish

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Great Great Great! You put it so simply it clicks in. Thanks

harshpal

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Thank you very useful

Jasmine

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THIS HELPS SO MUCH!

Jaenelle

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thank youuu :*

Ellen

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I LOVE this! Thankyou!

Anushka Jain

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Very helpful! Thanks a lot.

annice

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thankss!

katie austin

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thankyou very much.

sheena

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thankyou!

sheena

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thankyou!

lucy

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Thankyou!!! I rated it 5 :D

james mcgregor

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thankyou very much brilliant summed up exactly what i need to do and what quotes to throw in! <3

Former Member

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Amazing! u explained it sooo much better than my teacher did

thanx ur a star :D

Benji R

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Really helpfull thanks :)

Kar Lai

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Thanks :D

Nemo'

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Thankyou :]

abdirahmaan

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thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much , this caught my eye as soon as i saw the A*

THANK YOU VERY MUCH MARY

Jane Morgan

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Thank You!

Somebody

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Thank YOU!

Nicola

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thank you, this really helped! 

Philippa Rose Beard

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Thankyouuuuu.This is great help :)

Sabah Ijaz

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ha, lol mary you were right! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!i thought you were joking when you said this many people commented on your lennie notes,,,..........:) obviously not, and GO GIRL, maybe you'll get in the TOP RATED MEMEBERS, YOU NEVER KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cya in school, only one exam left....GERMAN....Miss B is probs cackling over the exam paper right now. ptcha,

BTW, i wonder what animal the calendar will show now! we should sneak in and seee.ANYHOOOOOOO, LOVES YA XXX

CYA INSCHOOL

Sabah Ijaz

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ha, lol mary you were right! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!i thought you were joking when you said this many people commented on your lennie notes,,,..........:) obviously not, and GO GIRL, maybe you'll get in the TOP RATED MEMEBERS, YOU NEVER KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cya in school, only one exam left....GERMAN....Miss B is probs cackling over the exam paper right now. ptcha,

BTW, i wonder what animal the calendar will show now! we should sneak in and seee.ANYHOOOOOOO, LOVES YA XXX

CYA INSCHOOL

suban

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YOU SAVED ME , THIS HELPED ME AS I FORGOT HOW TO STRUCTURE IT. THANK YOU :)

haffy

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Thank uu soo helpful :))

Rhys B-M

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Great! Really nice set of tips, 5 stars! :)

jan

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Wow, just awesome!

thank you 

samuel

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wow <3

chandanee

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this is soo useful thank youu!

Amit

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Amazing! thank you very much!!!

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Heather

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Thanks, this helped. Good Key words.

kitkat

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Thank you this really Helps :)

lizzie

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awesome

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Krishan Mistry

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grade booster + life saver!Thanks so much!

MAXDEE IZY

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ther is wrk done here gr8t wrk thanx

Former Member

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Thank you! Thisnwas really helpful :)

Ben Smith

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ditto to all the other comments 

saraaax

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THANKYOOOOOOOOUUUUUUU! <3

franc

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thank you so much i believe i'll pass my exam :) (Y)

nazish

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amazinggg

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lesley

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you have saved me

Crystal

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thanks these were useful !

kelly

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this is great! thank you so much!

emma

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Thank you for sharing these! i found them very useful and they helped me alot- 5/5!!!

chickenn

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Just writing Steinbeck uses this or Steinbeck... will get you the higher marks. It's only a couple of words more getting you the extra marks. 

Kayathrie

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THANK YOU SOOO MUCH

Ciara Bains

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meh

Jessica

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Helped  alot, thanks c:

Jaydee :3

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This really helped me !!! thank you !! :3 xD

leighton

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Thanks, this is great. Fingers crossed i pass my exam now!

hanna

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hanna

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crimson_09

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Excellent concise resource :)

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