Taking a copy of Of mice and men into the eng lit exam Watch

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Doe anyone kno if you can take a copy of of mice and men into the exam with bookmarks in or highlighting (NOT ANNOTATIONS) LUV sarah
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Yeah, you can highlight all you want, just can't write anything.

I find, if you can get a HB pencil sharp enough, you can write incredibly small notes under words. Just a little tip.
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"From 2005, texts taken into the examination must not be annotated. That is, texts may contain no introduced annotations beyond those present in the text as published."

"v. an·no·tat·ed, an·no·tat·ing, an·no·tates
v. tr.

To furnish (a literary work) with critical commentary or explanatory notes;

To gloss a text."
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im sure you get a completely blank copy in the exam! thats what we had in our mocks and i know we have that for our actual gcse too..
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Your not allowed to underline anything!!! IT must be a clean COPY!!!
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omg sorry my computer went physco! sorry, someone please delete them, sorry!

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(Original post by lil_one)
omg sorry my computer went physco! sorry, someone please delete them, sorry!

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click 'edit' and delete button on each of the posts
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nice quintuple post :rofl:

btw what board are you with? i am with WJEC and we have a closed book exam...no fair :mad:
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I was allowed to highlight things in my English literature exam, in both my anthology and novel. This was 3 years ago though, so rules may have changed.
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It changed last year

I'm folding the top corners on mine. On important quotes
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My school is providing a clean copy for us. If you're going to highlight text, or fold them or whatever, I'd think that is slightly unfair.
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Thats not possible.
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i agree with exalibur its basically just cheating.
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The year I did, the exam papers were stolen from a couriers van in Manchester. The exam board had to send out the backup, which, luckily for us, was incredibly easy.
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How is it cheating? They can't expect you to memorise quotes from the book. Highlighting and bookmarks just save time in the exam.
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btw what board are you with? i am with WJEC and we have a closed book exam...no fair
I'm with WJEC as well but I think it's great that we have a closed book exam! It really gives us a chance to show what we know and not what we can cram into small spaces on the backs of books!

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(Original post by JayEm)
I was allowed to highlight things in my English literature exam, in both my anthology and novel. This was 3 years ago though, so rules may have changed.
They changed in 2005
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I'm with WJEC as well but I think it's great that we have a closed book exam! It really gives us a chance to show what we know and not what we can cram into small spaces on the backs of books!

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There is also the fact that wjec decided to plummet the grade boundries for english lit . I can't say I'm bothered either, we don't have to make word for word quotes apparently so all is good.
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(Original post by davidjones90)
It changed last year

I'm folding the top corners on mine. On important quotes
Yep definitely a good idea to fold the top corners.
We get a clean copy if they have notes in but if not, we can take in our own one. We weren't even allowed to write in them anyway

For people who think it's unfair, just remember page numbers (presuming the text you get is the same as the one you had) and fold it when you get in??

Does anyone else have a copy of Of Mice and Men which already has published notes in?? In my copy there are pages at the beginning saying stuff about themes and characters etc- though it isn't that useful.
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There is also the fact that wjec decided to plummet the grade boundries for english lit . I can't say I'm bothered either, we don't have to make word for word quotes apparently so all is good.
Really? That is great news!!! What are the grade boundaries now?

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