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    hello, i'm struggling on how to revise the books for the eng GCSE exam. Shall i write the key quotes for all the characters and highlight the themes and techniques? please share your tips. btw im studying macbeth, IC and christmas carol
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    (Original post by Milly01)
    hello, i'm struggling on how to revise the books for the eng GCSE exam. Shall i write the key quotes for all the characters and highlight the themes and techniques? please share your tips. btw im studying macbeth, IC and christmas carol
    Your idea sounds good. What I did was I found relevant quotes that could go with each character or theme that I knew I could write about in detail (it'll make your life easier if you find ones that can go with a character and a theme at the same time), memorised them and then wrote out essay plans for questions that I thought could come up

    Good luck!
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    I'm doing Macbeth and ACC too!! I think what would be really helpful to do is get the context down for both.What the writer's ideas are. Then list out the characters (their main representation, for example Scrooge starts off as an allegory for a typical rich person in VS but also represents the potential for change. or how Macbeth is a tragic hero; his ambition is his hubris. Write down any language devices that back both up. Macbeth: his words echo that of the witches which show that he is influenced aligned with the 'evil and supernatural') Write down key quotations (that you can remember and whip out during the exam time; my favourite from ACC is 'are there no prisons?' and 'solitary as an oyster' ) that frame the character's traits really well and also what each mean. Make notes about the symbolism in both books. (There's the theme of benevolence and generosity in ACC)

    good luck
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    (Original post by etudiebee)
    Your idea sounds good. What I did was I found relevant quotes that could go with each character or theme that I knew I could write about in detail (it'll make your life easier if you find ones that can go with a character and a theme at the same time), memorised them and then wrote out essay plans for questions that I thought could come up

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    Thank you so much, really helpful. the essay plans good idea!
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    (Original post by Milly01)
    Thank you so much, really helpful. the essay plans good idea!
    You're welcome! Essay plans really are helpful. I don't know what I would have done if I wasn't told about them :giggle:
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    (Original post by saharan_skies)
    I'm doing Macbeth and ACC too!! I think what would be really helpful to do is get the context down for both.What the writer's ideas are. Then list out the characters (their main representation, for example Scrooge starts off as an allegory for a typical rich person in VS but also represents the potential for change. or how Macbeth is a tragic hero; his ambition is his hubris. Write down any language devices that back both up. Macbeth: his words echo that of the witches which show that he is influenced aligned with the 'evil and supernatural' Write down key quotations (that you can remember and whip out during the exam time; my favourite from ACC is 'are there no prisons?' and 'solitary as an oyster' ) that frame the character's traits really well and also what each mean. Make notes about the symbolism in both books. (There's the theme of benevolence and generosity in ACC)

    good luck
    thank you so much! this is really helpful!
 
 
 
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