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    I was told by my teacher that although my target grade for english is an A i would never achieve that, this really put my confidence down and i was wandering if anyone knows and good ways of revising for both language and lit?
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    practise past papers and know the poetry inside out
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    Thanks there are so many poems though, any good ideas for remembering them?
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    It's, 'wondering', not 'wandering'.

    That's probably why your teacher's not expecting you to get an A.
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    We got given these SMILERS for poems
    Subject, message, image (?), emotins, rhyme and rhythm(?), and style and structure
    Sorry i can't remember if this is it, ( i did it last year)
    I would send you all my poetry smilers but I deleted them!
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    Same difference. But thanks for the confidence boost.
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    Okay thanks, i'll see if i can find something on the internet i'm sure someone posted about them
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    (Original post by candy_floss94)
    Thanks there are so many poems though, any good ideas for remembering them?
    You have to know what the poems are about, but you don't necessarily have to remember them. Just make sure you can make some original observations/ points on each poem in the anthology and can identify themes in a poem and compare poems of similar themes in terms of structure, language.......etc.
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    (Original post by candy_floss94)
    Thanks there are so many poems though, any good ideas for remembering them?
    I put each poem to a song I knew, then created a list of all the things I needed to know for each. Then I went over this list whilst listening to the song so that when I was out and about listening to my iPod and that song came on I could remember all the parts of the poem
    Irritatingly I can still do it a year after my exam...

    For the media section I analysed briefly in my head every advert on TV/Billboards I came across really fast, which helped me do it really fast in the exam.

    For the novel I made lists of each character/theme's role in the novel and made big mindmaps of it all.

    Hope this helps
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    Thats not very nice of your teacher, I'm sure you can get an A if you really work for it.
    I find CGP text guides helpful, also do past papers and get your teacher to mark them.
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    Wow thanks i might have to try that, seems like a very annoying but good way to remember things
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    No its not but oh well only two more months of him! And thank you i will try different things and see what helps the most
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    Don't worry, I'm in the exact same boat as you in all my subjects really, sometimes I actually have to ask specially to be sitting higher instead of foundation... But I always get through it and prove them wrong! This teacher doesn't know you, only YOU know whether your capable! Put the work in and you can achieve it no problem
 
 
 
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