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    How often do you all read per week (on average) for the course?
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    Tbh I don't read every week. For OCR there are about 5 books, 3 are done in year one. I tend to read it all in one go and make summaries per chapter or scene etc.
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    (Original post by Anonymous061299)
    How often do you all read per week (on average) for the course?
    I just read all my texts at the beginning of the year, probably re-read it very soon after that and then I will just read over scenes whenever I am revising.

    I will give my texts another read these holidays, but I certainly don't spend all my time reading. Of course, I do do a lot of critical reading on my texts, but that stuff I find fun so it doesn't tend to matter.

    It's certainly not something that should get you worried.
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    (Original post by Unorganisedaf)
    Tbh I don't read every week. For OCR there are about 5 books, 3 are done in year one. I tend to read it all in one go and make summaries per chapter or scene etc.
    Thanks, I'm looking at taking it for A level in September but I'm not the fastest reader, but thankfully that sounds do-able :-)
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    (Original post by kingaaran)
    I just read all my texts at the beginning of the year, probably re-read it very soon after that and then I will just read over scenes whenever I am revising.

    I will give my texts another read these holidays, but I certainly don't spend all my time reading. Of course, I do do a lot of critical reading on my texts, but that stuff I find fun so it doesn't tend to matter.

    It's certainly not something that should get you worried.
    Thanks, that's great advice about reading it all and re reading parts :-)
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    I read two of the books for the course but that was it; one took a couple of days and the other a couple of hours.
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    I read two of the books for the course but that was it; one took a couple of days and the other a couple of hours.
    Ahh that's a relief haha
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    (Original post by Anonymous061299)
    Ahh that's a relief haha
    At most you may have to read 4 or 5 books over the span of the course and even if you are a slow reader you can finish any of them very comfortably in a weekend. People exaggerate how much reading is necessary for English literature at that level.
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    At most you may have to read 4 or 5 books over the span of the course and even if you are a slow reader you can finish any of them very comfortably in a weekend. People exaggerate how much reading is necessary for English literature at that level.
    Yeah I've heard a few people say "it's loads of work" and "you have to read loads" but it doesn't sound too bad now, thanks again :-)
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    (Original post by Anonymous061299)
    Thanks, I'm looking at taking it for A level in September but I'm not the fastest reader, but thankfully that sounds do-able :-)
    For the new spec that you will be studying, if you opt for the whole A-level, you will read 8 texts over the 2 years years.

    For a novel, the average reading is around 3 minutes per a page (quoted from one of my lit lecturers at uni). So you shouldn't be too worried.

    Even if you are a slow reader, you just have to be organised. And one of the skills that I picked up was how to read faster at A-level because you need that skill for the exam. So don't worry!
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    For the new spec that you will be studying, if you opt for the whole A-level, you will read 8 texts over the 2 years years.

    For a novel, the average reading is around 3 minutes per a page (quoted from one of my lit lecturers at uni). So you shouldn't be too worried.

    Even if you are a slow reader, you just have to be organised. And one of the skills that I picked up was how to read faster at A-level because you need that skill for the exam. So don't worry!
    Ahh thankyou!
 
 
 
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