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    So, I want to go into Law in the future and I want to pick either English Literature or History for A level. I enjoy learning about English Literature more and I enjoy reading books. My friend recently told me that English Literature is hard and that many people did badly n the exams. Is there anything that I can do to prepare myself for English Literature A level? Any books that I should read?
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    So, I want to go into Law in the future and I want to pick either English Literature or History for A level. I enjoy learning about English Literature more and I enjoy reading books. My friend recently told me that English Literature is hard and that many people did badly n the exams. Is there anything that I can do to prepare myself for English Literature A level? Any books that I should read?
    just carry on reading books, and ask your teacher the books on the course so you can start researching them
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    (Original post by _aishahxo_)
    So, I want to go into Law in the future and I want to pick either English Literature or History for A level. I enjoy learning about English Literature more and I enjoy reading books. My friend recently told me that English Literature is hard and that many people did badly n the exams. Is there anything that I can do to prepare myself for English Literature A level? Any books that I should read?
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    I think it's more getting to grips with how the exam works, and knowing your texts really well, more than a wide range of reading (although that does help as well), so you'll have to wait until they start teaching the course to start working on that. Once you have started the course though, I'd recommend doing a lot of past papers and questions so you are really confident with what is expected of you.

    Reading around your subject does help a lot though. I would look at the exam board your studying with in order to see what modules you're doing - so if one of your topics was Gothic Literature, you could read a few books in that genre such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights etc.

    If you don't know which exam board you're doing, just reading generally is fine too! I'd try and read some classics or some high-brow literary fiction, as this is most likely what you'll be studying.

 
 
 
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