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    (Original post by gomg)
    Ok thank you, I never do plans because they are time consuming and I don't keep to them
    Quick note guys: Planning is not a waste of time at all. I never used to do it, but have recently found that some planning is definitely worth doing, even if you write less. It is better to write a little less content that is top band rather than a lot that is middle band.

    By planning, I don't mean you HAVE to make a mind map or table etc., it can just be two or three minutes processing your thoughts and writing down these ideas. Be sure to cross this out afterwards, so it doesn't get marked. You may be marked down on SPaG if you forget to cross it out.

    I write down a couple of words for planning then cross it out straight away. Perhaps worth a try?

    The planning only really needs to be ideas/key themes that are going to support your paragraphs. You then, using your minds, develop these words into sophisticated interpretations.
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    (Original post by jack97)
    Do we get the confilct poems with us in the exam?

    someone please reply! thanks

    you get a fresh copy of the anthology
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    (Original post by Peanut247)
    How is Curley presented in this passage?
    (from "at that moment a young man" to "and his elbows was still bent a little" which is on page 46.

    How does Steinbeck use Curley in the rest of the novella to convey attitudes towards the weak at the time the novella is set?
    I might do that one but what points could you make for the passage so I can use it as a mark scheme?
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    This isn't letting me quote people / phone doesn't always work -.-
    Thanks to people who answered!

    Anybody doing Relationships? Any idea on the poems?
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    (Original post by jack97)
    Do we get the confilct poems with us in the exam ?

    also what is most likely to come up for :
    Confilct poems
    Of Mice and Men
    The Women In Black?

    someone please reply! thanks
    If you have used an anthology book, then you have a blank copy of that in the exam (I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THIS FOR YOUR SCHOOL). Therefore, poems from the anthology will come up. I am doing character and voice so can't really help there, sorry.

    OMAM: People are speculating that Slim or a theme will come up.

    And sorry I didn't study The Women in Black. I am doing the crucible.

    Tried to help you as much as I could mate. Sorry if it wasn't good enough!
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    This isn't letting me quote people / phone doesn't always work -.-
    Thanks to people who answered!

    Anybody doing Relationships? Any idea on the poems?
    I am! Sonnet 116, To His Coy Mistress, Ghazal and Born Yesterday are the most likely I think.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    This isn't letting me quote people / phone doesn't always work -.-
    Thanks to people who answered!

    Anybody doing Relationships? Any idea on the poems?
    I did the exam in January and the poems which came up were The Farmer's Bride and Hour, so not those two probably
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    (Original post by Ryan075)
    If you have used an anthology book, then you have a blank copy of that in the exam (I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THIS FOR YOUR SCHOOL). Therefore, poems from the anthology will come up. I am doing character and voice so can't really help there, sorry.

    OMAM: People are speculating that Slim or a theme will come up.

    And sorry I didn't study The Women in Black. I am doing the crucible.

    Tried to help you as much as I could mate. Sorry if it wasn't good enough!
    thanks, have you got any notes on slim?



    **If anyone knows whats likely to come up for conflict or WIB please reply!
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    This isn't letting me quote people / phone doesn't always work -.-
    Thanks to people who answered!

    Anybody doing Relationships? Any idea on the poems?
    It's weird, I actually like writing about the poems in this section :eek:
    I am hoping for sonnet 43 or the Farmers Bride, there is A LOT to say there on context as well as covering all the other A0's :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ryanb97)
    What are you aiming for?? - im guessing an A*

    Have you got any idea of the type of question that might come up??
    im thinking Ralph... or the conch.... hbu??

    ryan
    I'm in yr 12, but yh, I got an A* last year
    the questions we got last year were about death and then about setting, which shocked me a little bit bc I thought we were going to get on specific character and then a theme - but I loved the setting question bc it was a multiple choice (choose either the beach, castle rock or the jungle I think it was) so I was happy with my choice - but Ralph and the conch I think is a pretty good guess I'd say - maybe Jack...
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    It's weird, I actually like writing about the poems in this section :eek:
    I am hoping for sonnet 43 or the Farmers Bride, there is A LOT to say there on context as well as covering all the other A0's :rolleyes:
    I didn't think context is applicable in the poetry anthology? And sorry to break it to you Farmer's Bride came up Jan 2013!!
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    I did make this bank of quotes for an inspector calls - on the general themes / character development
    Be warned some of it was done at 2 am so is ever so slightly strange ...
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    This isn't letting me quote people / phone doesn't always work -.-
    Thanks to people who answered!

    Anybody doing Relationships? Any idea on the poems?
    I loved Manhunt bc there was a lot to talk about structure (in couplets, still hope for them, but Manhunt came up two summers ago, so it probs won't be that and neither will it be Ghazal) I think it might be To His Coy Mistress or one of the sonnets. Maybe Born Yesterday as well....
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    (Original post by iceangel8)
    I might do that one but what points could you make for the passage so I can use it as a mark scheme?
    How he wears high heeled boots
    His appearance
    His attitudes to George
    His attitudes to Lennie
    His body language
    His attitudes to L and Gs friendship
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    (Original post by iceangel8)
    I didn't think context is applicable in the poetry anthology? And sorry to break it to you Farmer's Bride came up Jan 2013!!
    Well that sucks

    And no it is not, but I can explain the poem with the context. I'm sure this should cover A01? If not, I'll just put it in to spice things up
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    Ghazal hasn't come up yet though
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    (Original post by jack97)
    Do we get the confilct poems with us in the exam ?

    also what is most likely to come up for :
    Confilct poems
    Of Mice and Men
    The Women In Black?

    someone please reply! thanks
    You get given a clean anthology in the exam which will have all the poems from all the clusters in


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    (Original post by Peanut247)
    How he wears high heeled boots
    His appearance
    His attitudes to George
    His attitudes to Lennie
    His body language
    His attitudes to L and Gs friendship
    -Relationship with 'wife' and how she carries HIS name and not hers
    -He uses his status, being the bosses son, to compensate for his size. Symbolizing the flaws in the American Capitalist system
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    Well that sucks

    And no it is not, but I can explain the poem with the context. I'm sure this should cover A01? If not, I'll just put it in to spice things up
    Yeah well context is AO4 and the mark scheme says it's not awarded for but you could put it in there as long as you're not wasting time I guess.
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    So who is going to rip there anthology in the exam

    i think it will be awkward flicking the pages so im just going to rip it out... hopefully i will do it properly and not rip my required poem in 2 lol

    is anyone else???


    ryan
 
 
 
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