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Share your tips, notes or any questions you have on the book Woman in Black by Susan Hill.
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Well i'm glad my class aren't the only class doing this ****ty book..
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It's a terrible book isn't it?


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It's a terrible book isn't it?


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Its just so boring. Incessant detail on Arthur's lunch, pathetic attempts to create fear. Its terrible. And we're the only class out of maybe 6 doing it..
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Hopefully the question on it is going to be easy! What do you think might come up?
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Hopefully the question on it is going to be easy! What do you think might come up?
Its probably going to be how Hill creates fear or isolation, or to contrast monk's piece/crythin Gifford with Eel marsh house
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At last, other people that are doing it! It seems to be very unpopular (and I'm nor really surprised )

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did you know about the revision guide? i got it a few days ago and it's not bad :P
it is such a crappy book though
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Revision Guide

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philip-Allan...revision+guide
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did you know about the revision guide? i got it a few days ago and it's not bad :P
it is such a crappy book though
Would you recommend it? I'm only really aiming for a B in literature...
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Would you recommend it? I'm only really aiming for a B in literature...
Yeah i think it covers pretty much everything (i haven't read it all yet though :3) it has sections such as "how to tackle the exam" and practice questions/sample essays etc so if you managed to absorb everything it would definitely help secure you an A/A* depending on what you put in of course

Because all of my other revision guides are from CGP i think i have got used to the way they present things so this one seems a little odd at first but still i personally like it and would recommend it, just a shame the exams on such a bad book really.
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Yeah i think it covers pretty much everything (i haven't read it all yet though :3) it has sections such as "how to tackle the exam" and practice questions/sample essays etc so if you managed to absorb everything it would definitely help secure you an A/A* depending on what you put in of course

Because all of my other revision guides are from CGP i think i have got used to the way they present things so this one seems a little odd at first but still i personally like it and would recommend it, just a shame the exams on such a bad book really.
Yeah my coursework was like B/C grade so i'd have to do pretty well in the exam. Are there example questions with answers?
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Yeah my coursework was like B/C grade so i'd have to do pretty well in the exam. Are there example questions with answers?
Yeah! At the end of each chapter there are a few questions e.g. "What do you learn about Kipps' occupation in this chapter" and then at the back of the book there are answers to the questions.

Then the "sample essay" section contains a C grade and an A* grade essay for 2 exam style questions and at the end of the chapter it tells you what will turn a C grade essay into an A* essay
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The phillip allan literature guide is really good! It gives you detailed explanation of themes, characters etc. It's really good if you are aiming for A/A* as it gives you sample essays
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My friend managed to write a 2 page essay about the sky being described as looking as blue as a blackbirds egg. She got 28/30 as well.
So glad to see that other people are looking at this book too!
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Does anyone have an A* essay??


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My friend managed to write a 2 page essay about the sky being described as looking as blue as a blackbirds egg. She got 28/30 as well.
So glad to see that other people are looking at this book too!
How is that even possible..
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Did this book last year and I really liked it! The thing my teacher told us time and again was that if we didn't write about pathetic fallacy and foreshadowing we would fail. I got an A* in it anyway so feel free to ask any questions
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Did this book last year and I really liked it! The thing my teacher told us time and again was that if we didn't write about pathetic fallacy and foreshadowing we would fail. I got an A* in it anyway so feel free to ask any questions
What were your questions? And what were your main points? I'm just aiming for a B but the more detail i suppose the better! Thanks.
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Did this book last year and I really liked it! The thing my teacher told us time and again was that if we didn't write about pathetic fallacy and foreshadowing we would fail. I got an A* in it anyway so feel free to ask any questions
Is there a specific structure you had for your essay (and pleeeease don't just say PEE paragraphs )? What can you write about tension and effect (apart from the typical PF and foreshadowing, which I think is what every teacher says, lolz )

Thanks for helping!

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