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    I achieved an A in AS English Literature but I do not know what I need to do to get an A this year and most importantly secure an A/A* overall. The three texts I have covered are The Bloody Chamber, Frankenstein and Macbeth.

    I am slightly worried this year as it is a closed book exam and I relied heavily on the texts last year due to a lack of revision. Any revision tips or exam question techniques/tips would be greatly appreciated.
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    (Original post by Eleanorxx)
    I achieved an A in AS English Literature but I do not know what I need to do to get an A this year and most importantly secure an A/A* overall. The three texts I have covered are The Bloody Chamber, Frankenstein and Macbeth.

    I am slightly worried this year as it is a closed book exam and I relied heavily on the texts last year due to a lack of revision. Any revision tips or exam question techniques/tips would be greatly appreciated.
    I'm predicted an A this year too!
    My advice is just past papers. Practice without the book, jot quotes around your room etc.

    PS. We're doing the same texts as well, so I've been identifying recurring themes throughout all of them and making notes too
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    (Original post by pierreboobvier)
    I'm predicted an A this year too!
    My advice is just past papers. Practice without the book, jot quotes around your room etc.

    PS. We're doing the same texts as well, so I've been identifying recurring themes throughout all of them and making notes too
    Thank you so much ! Do you have any good methods of memorising quotes? I am really struggling to remember some of them
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    (Original post by Eleanorxx)
    Thank you so much ! Do you have any good methods of memorising quotes? I am really struggling to remember some of them
    With Macbeth, I found watching stage versions of play helped a lot in remembering, as hearing the delivery helped it stick. With that I recommend Patrick Stewart's PBS Macbeth - the Lady Macbeth is astounding.
    Failing that, I've been making different flashcards under different categories e.g. for Frankenstein I have at least 5 quotes for women/science/supernatural/ambition/prejudice. A lot of them will interlink, so just remember short, neutral quotes! E.g. 'Natural philosophy was the genius that determined my fate' or 'I am malicious because I am miserable'.
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    (Original post by pierreboobvier)
    With Macbeth, I found watching stage versions of play helped a lot in remembering, as hearing the delivery helped it stick. With that I recommend Patrick Stewart's PBS Macbeth - the Lady Macbeth is astounding.
    Failing that, I've been making different flashcards under different categories e.g. for Frankenstein I have at least 5 quotes for women/science/supernatural/ambition/prejudice. A lot of them will interlink, so just remember short, neutral quotes! E.g. 'Natural philosophy was the genius that determined my fate' or 'I am malicious because I am miserable'.
    Thank you, you have been very helpful and good luck with the exam
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    (Original post by Eleanorxx)
    I achieved an A in AS English Literature but I do not know what I need to do to get an A this year and most importantly secure an A/A* overall. The three texts I have covered are The Bloody Chamber, Frankenstein and Macbeth.

    I am slightly worried this year as it is a closed book exam and I relied heavily on the texts last year due to a lack of revision. Any revision tips or exam question techniques/tips would be greatly appreciated.
    Not great advice, but I'd really recommend looking on last year's thread for this exam if you haven't already. I was looking through it today and people posted loads of their essays, notes, tips; it's really helped me

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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Not great advice, but I'd really recommend looking on last year's thread for this exam if you haven't already. I was looking through it today and people posted loads of their essays, notes, tips; it's really helped me

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    No I didn't think of doing that, but I will do that now. Thank you
 
 
 
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