English literarure REVISIONWatch
Hope that helps . Good luck with your exam.
Make posters of all the characters/themes (one for each) and surround it with quotes, their characteristics, their significance to the novel/play, stage direction (mega important in getting an A* to include this when talking about the inspector calls), symbols, etc.
To get an A* pretty much you need to include:
Point, evidence (quotation), explain it, analyse key words, link it to another quote, link it to the context of the time, include stage directions (if it's the play), include symbols to represent the point you're making, the effect it has on the audience, appreciate the writers craft (why is he including it, what does he intend the audience to feel, what does it show about his feelings?)
Hope you can make sense of this haha, if you need any help with Of Mice and Men I did that in my closed-book 100% exam English Lit and I got an A*
Also, I don't know if it boosted my mark at all, but I researched out of lessons different language techniques which I could pick up on in my answers. It really showcased my knowledge I guess on the text, which the examiner wants (e.g pathos, foiling, antihero, anticlimax, internal focalization)
But you should mainly focus on characters and themes as part a) is usually a character question and part b) is usually a theme question regarding the context of the book.