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Aah. GCSE LIT. It was amazing! Use the yorknotes for OM&M, but the ones for poetry aren't that good.
Good luck, remember structure is important as language.
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(Original post by TheFootyKing19)
Hey there...

Post any queries, questions on the English Lit exam on the 24th!

I'm doing Of Mice and Men and Carol Ann Duffy;Simon Armitage;Pre 1914

Share any notes, key quotations, interpretations of the book and poems etc.

Feel free to post anything about the book and poems you'll be studying...

Good Luck

p.s These threads really help and deem to be a real success :rolleyes: (Share the knowledge)
Hey, doing the exact same as you.
I'm just wondering though, how do I structure the essay for 'Of Mice and Men'?
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What do you have to cover in of mice and men? Im finding it difficult on what to make notes on except for quotations.
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(Original post by Hdizzle)
Yeah this website contains an analysis of all Simon Armitage's poems and Carol Ann Duffy's (she wrote about them herself for the website ^_^)

http://www.sheerpoetry.co.uk/gcse/ca...poems/havisham

The website also contains stuff for Gillian Clarke the guy who does the poems on Potatoes O.o and Seamus Henry.
heyy thanks a lot! it really helps :awesome:
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What do you have to cover in of mice and men? Im finding it difficult on what to make notes on except for quotations.
1) make character profiles for each character
2) make sure you understand the various themes in the book
3) look at language and style all the characters appear to speak in colloquial language and characterization is done through the use of language i.e we learn about each character through the way talk and the things they say. E.g the novel does not say that Lennie is mentally disabled but we know he is through the way in which he behaves and talks.
4) look at the historical and social context behind the book. Read about what was happening during the time Steinbeck wrote the book that may have influenced the plot.
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(Original post by Hdizzle)
1) make character profiles for each character
2) make sure you understand the various themes in the book
3) look at language and style all the characters appear to speak in colloquial language and characterization is done through the use of language i.e we learn about each character through the way talk and the things they say. E.g the novel does not say that Lennie is mentally disabled but we know he is through the way in which he behaves and talks.
4) look at the historical and social context behind the book. Read about what was happening during the time Steinbeck wrote the book that may have influenced the plot.
Any chance if you could e-mail me your notes for Of mice and men? That would literally save my life.
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Any chance if you could e-mail me your notes for Of mice and men? That would literally save my life.
Sorry I have no notes on the computer other than a word document made this time last year (god knows why) but it does have some good stuff on it such as practice questions with answers.

I'd advise you to buy a York Notes guide that has everything you need.

Anyhow how do i email? hotmail? or...?
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(Original post by Hdizzle)
Sorry I have no notes on the computer other than a word document made this time last year (god knows why) but it does have some good stuff on it such as practice questions with answers.

I'd advise you to buy a York Notes guide that has everything you need.

Anyhow how do i email? hotmail? or...?
Yeah hotmail, that would be great - I Private messaged you my email btw
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Yeah hotmail, that would be great - I Private messaged you my email btw
Received that and sent the mail with the attachments
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To everyone doing To Kill A Mockingbird:

How are you revising for it?
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Is there anyone doing Heaney/Clarke?
I seem to be the only one
im doing that too! and pre 1914 ones that i hate. got any tips??
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heyy thanks a lot! it really helps :awesome:
This website will really help you with poems and TKAM.

http://www.swotrevision.com/pages/gcse/englishlang.html
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This website will really help you with poems and TKAM.

http://www.swotrevision.com/pages/gcse/englishlang.html
thank you I especially like the "essay plan" section :awesome:
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:woo: Heaney/Clarke
I've just bought the CPG and I've been using anthology and online really, like you.

Which poems are you hoping will come up and which are you hoping to avoid then?
I don't really find the CGP guides that good...not enough detail! Haven't started Heaney/Clarke, currently doing English poems from diff. cultures :L
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Also for anyone looking for notes on poems, this site is so good - http://www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/

Bitesize also has some really good notes on all English/English lit related stuff.
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I don't really find the CGP guides that good...not enough detail! Haven't started Heaney/Clarke, currently doing English poems from diff. cultures :L
Hmm, I think it's quite good. Has some essays at the end which help too.
Oh, you're doing language too? Good luck, I got a bit of a dodgy question last year and a bad poem (This room) so hopefully you get a better one!

I use the teachit website too; very helpful
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Any tips for Of Mice and Men, what to study, how to structure the essays, how to memorize quotes.
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(Original post by Hdizzle)
Yeah this website contains an analysis of all Simon Armitage's poems and Carol Ann Duffy's (she wrote about them herself for the website ^_^)

http://www.sheerpoetry.co.uk/gcse/ca...poems/havisham

The website also contains stuff for Gillian Clarke the guy who does the poems on Potatoes O.o and Seamus Henry.
Thanks for the website ahhh less than 2 weeks until the exam!! how is everyone doing ??
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Thanks for the website ahhh less than 2 weeks until the exam!! how is everyone doing ??
the count down really does not help i've split all the key poems into one day each and i'm learning EVERYTHING in detail on them. just done havisham yesterday, and Anne Hathaway today. that way i have enough time before the exam to practice exam style questions UNDER exam conditions

we got given a sort of structure in our class today if you'd like to see an example i'll mail you the document
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(Original post by Hdizzle)
the count down really does not help i've split all the key poems into one day each and i'm learning EVERYTHING in detail on them. just done havisham yesterday, and Anne Hathaway today. that way i have enough time before the exam to practice exam style questions UNDER exam conditions

we got given a sort of structure in our class today if you'd like to see an example i'll mail you the document
ahhh yes please!! <- if you don't mind? im struggling to how to structure it. especially comparing 4 poems :/ !! thank you, i'll private message you my email :P
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