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    Is the 20th exam the poem cluster and the 23rd exam the short stories and Of mice and men?
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    (Original post by Fabz_x)
    Is the 20th exam the poem cluster and the 23rd exam the short stories and Of mice and men?
    Other way round
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    has anyone been on this website : http://www.gradesaver.com/

    it is amazing!!!

    i just complied a load of OMAM and LOTF notes
    it is really really good.... plus it does all of the novels/plays we are doing

    i highly recommend using it

    i created an OMAM pdf with it all
    and a LOTF one

    they are attached

    my old post with a load of stuff : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...7#post42653777

    Ryan
    Where did you get the January 2013 paper from? Do you have the mark scheme foundation paper and examiner report with that as well?
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    So what characters haven't come out for an inspector calls?
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    (Original post by cycahm)
    Where did you get the January 2013 paper from? Do you have the mark scheme foundation paper and examiner report with that as well?
    i got it a couple weeks ago of a blog

    nope i dont have any of the foundation stuff sorry

    ryan
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    (Original post by andersson)
    Hey guys, some people have been speculating about Slim coming up in the OMAM question, so I've made a practice question for everyone just in case:

    a) Read pages 55 to 56 from "A tall man stood in the doorway." on page 55 to "You the new guys?" on page 56. How does Steinbeck present Slim as someone of importance?

    b) In the rest of the novel, what is the importance of Slim in the story?

    30 marks.
    SPaG: 4 marks.

    Sorry the questions aren't perfect, I'm no exam writer. The questions are also quite hard, but it's always best to prepare for the worst so you aren't shocked at the difficulty of the question when you open the exam. Best of luck everyone.

    Edit: If you really want a challenge, time yourself and see if you can get it done in the time you should allocate to it in the exam (about 45 minutes).

    P.S: Feel free to adapt the questions in any way if you think you can improve them.
    Do you know what to write for any of them - I have no idea!


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    (Original post by theslowbaker)
    me I think Jem's rite of passage and growing up may come up
    ooh that would be quite a good one to come up
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    Considering people seem to think eric and Gerald may be coming up for an inspector calls
    What are some perceptive points that we can make about them??
    I have no clue for Gerald
    But for Eric could you say - dramatic device to highlight its about honesty not status / his presentation at the beginning / his real and emotional response to death of Eva / parents treatment / he is empowered by the inspector

    But what would you write for Gerald? any help would be appreciated
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    (Original post by Natalia_14)
    Haha yeah I went through the past papers and she did come up.I just accidentally forgot to see that past paper.And yeah I think it's either Eric or Eva Smith.Cause the others came up but who knows they might use the same characters but change the question.Hope it's Eric though!
    Couldn't it be Mr Birling too ?


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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    i got it a couple weeks ago of a blog

    nope i dont have any of the foundation stuff sorry

    ryan
    Oh that's ok I don't do foundation anyways thanks a lot for your resources!
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Please can you share it with me as well, as I'd be quite interested
    Yes please
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    Can someone please explain some context for Slim from OMAM?
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    so is anyone preping for poetry at the same time?????

    i think im going to do better on the LOTF section

    anyone got any good tips on how to link stuff in ... about context.. in the part B questions???

    tbh i think that is aall we need to know...anyone???


    ryan
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    Are the spelling and grammar marks new for this year?
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Are the spelling and grammar marks new for this year?
    yep...look at the january paper
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    I have some exam tips (for The Crucible):

    1. Echo the words of the question in your answer
    2. In your essay, talk about the play holistically, that is, to talk about the play as a whole as well as looking at specific parts. Try and include at least one quote from each act with explanations and you should be fine.
    3. You are looking to write either 2 very detailed paragraphs (i.e. one side per paragraph) or four reasonably detailed paragraphs.
    4. The use of sophisticated English is bound to score you at least one mark.
    5. Ensure you have an evaluative section in your paragraphs.
    6. You may wish to adopt this structure: WHAT, HOW & WHY, EVALUATE
    7. Always answer the question Everything you write must be relevant. Irrelevant sections of the essay don't lose you marks, but they don't gain you any either!!!! This wastes time.
    8.Don't forget about context. (Salem Witch Trials, Puritan Society etc.)
    9. You should include sophisticated and detailed alternative interpretations.
    10. Remember it is a play NOT a novel!!!
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    so is anyone preping for poetry at the same time?????

    i think im going to do better on the LOTF section

    anyone got any good tips on how to link stuff in ... about context.. in the part B questions???

    tbh i think that is aall we need to know...anyone???


    ryan
    Sorry, what is the LOTF section?
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    for the modern texts exam on monday, my teacher taught me to use PEEA but i've been looking up revision videos and it seems like that's not the case at all!!!! now i'm panicking..... would PEEA still be good to use?
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    (Original post by Alleykat606)
    Moon on the Tides - conflict

    Of Mice and Men
    An Inspector Calls...

    ....anyone else?
    exactly the same here!
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    (Original post by Ryan075)
    Sorry, what is the LOTF section?
    I'm guessing ryan means Lord of the Flies
 
 
 
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