I'm looking for a revision guide for AS English Language, and wondered which one out of these would be the most useful one for me to get.
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- Thread Starter
- 15-01-2010 17:13
- 16-01-2010 22:08
Hellooo... Since no one's replied to you yet, here goes...
I did English Lit, not Lang, but I did sit in on some A level English Lang classes and, having gone through the 'revision process' for A2 last year, here's what I think you should be looking for in a revision guide:
-- Which of the two is most similar to the way you've been taught? This may help to reinforce what you've been taught in class and may even have a similar structure to the way your teachers structure their classes (our teachers had course guides in the office and often referenced them for activities to introduce a topic, etc.)
-- Which is structured in a way that helps you to learn? Do you simply read and re-write in order to revise, or would you prefer images, diagrams, etc?
-- What does your local bookshop recommend? If you have a Blackwell's bookstore, I find the staff there are often very helpful when it comes to recommendations as they come to know their section's stock very well (I have a friend who works at Blackwell's ) Otherwise, Waterstone's are also very good!
Hope this helps you to decide! I definitely think you need to look at the book 'in person' if you will, rather than buy online though just 'cause it gives you a much clearer idea of what you're getting