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How to revise for English literature?

Hi there, I'd recommend writing out key quotes and themes on colour coded post-it notes/flash cards. You could also do a mind map breaking down different themes within the books or plays you are studying, with important quotes and analysis of the quotes.

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Hi there, I'd recommend writing out key quotes and themes on colour coded post-it notes/flash cards. You could also do a mind map breaking down different themes within the books or plays you are studying, with important quotes and analysis of the quotes.

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Hi ! I would recommend to make little note cards. For each book or text, make a card describing: title, author, date of publication, a few quotes, and the characters. You can even add a small resume of the story. Play with it ! Add colors, drawings... anything that can help you have fun with it, but also remember without you realising it.

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Hi Jasmeet! When revising for English Literature I would recommend you to: 1. Write a bunch of short quotes with explanations on the meaning of the quote and context on the quote so that if you get an exam question on it, you will easily be able to use this. 2. This may sound unusual but do learn how to write fast. Many students tend to lose out in a lot of time due to them writing slowly. You can avoid this by doing timed essay questions every week. If you need any further support, you can contact me.

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Make mind maps of each character, theme and event. Rewrite short quotes. Place post it notes around the house to help remember details and information when for example your brushing your teeth. Create a song/poem for character details/events/themes/scenes.

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For English Literature, I really recommend having a thorough read through the texts, identifying key characters and themes. Look at the structure of the work and how certain techniques are used to shape meaning. Make sure if you have a closed bok exam you learn key quotes. Don't learn so many that you'll feel overwhelmed. Learn quotes that have lots of opportunities for close language analysis. Short quotes are key and you're more likely to remember them. I really recommend Hodder Education guides. They are super useful and packed full of information. Practice is crucial. Ensure you develop a clear essay structure and incorporate context into your paragraphs. I hope this helpful. If you'd like further information, please get in touch.

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So with each text you will have key themes and characters, for each of these make a flash card and write down some key quotes you could use in an essay. Mr Bruff has some fantastic videos on most texts which are very helpful. It’s best to just learn a few quotes you can use for almost any question and then find out how you like to structure your answers. Also practice exam questions as often as you can as exams usually repeat similar questions so you could already answer your final exam question in practice

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