I've got my GCSE English Literature (WJEC) exam two weeks on Thursday, and I'm stressing a bit. I'm in the top set at school, but by no way the top student. I've so far managed to score an A* in my coursework and an A in my first exam. I'm happy about that (considering I hate literature).
The big problem is the final exam. I'm reading the book "About A Boy" and a play "Hobson's Choice". I'm stressing. I never read About A Boy properly, the teacher made us read the whole book in a week or two, and that was months and months ago. Now, she expects us to know 15 quotes and use them in exams, as well as firing exam questions and homework essays at us. She keeps giving the class Ds/Cs and Bs, which is stressing me out considering we're meant to be the top results group.
I think About A Boy is my weak point, I just hate the book, couldn't even stand the film either! Hobson's Choice is slightly better, because I can remember 3 quotes, and get themes and characters well enough to write about them.
What should I do? I seriously don't have the time to read the book, and I would just get bored if I did.
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- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2013 10:41
- 12-05-2013 18:56
You can look online for suitable quotes and just learn learn learn. You must remember at least the main plot to the books if you've read them before.
I understand your pain in having to do books that you hate, I had to do To kill a mockingbird.
And pointless homeworks during exam season, that also really sucks.
If I were you I'd honestly just barely put any effort into the assessments and homework she gives (as they're not going towards your GCSE) and just focus on learning those quotes from the book as fast as you can.
My way of thinking may not be that good though XD.
Good luck on your exam!