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    (Original post by England113)
    Yes you study age of innocence. The first person. Are you comparing it with great Gatsby?
    Yep. I'm only a few chapters in but I'm loving it so far. It's a great book for comparison with Gatsby.
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    (Original post by CivilAsAnOrange)
    Yep. I'm only a few chapters in but I'm loving it so far. It's a great book for comparison with Gatsby.
    I am bad at English literature. I got E in the mock.
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    (Original post by Paracosm)
    :hello:

    Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Thousand Splendid Suns and Wuthering Heights.

    Plus two poetry anthologies that I can't quite remember the names of.
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini??? Omg I absolutely love that book. I didn't know this could be a book to study? I so wish I was studying that.
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini??? Omg I absolutely love that book. I didn't know this could be a book to study? I so wish I was studying that.
    Yep! Omg it's so brilliant, it made me cry though!
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    (Original post by Paracosm)
    Yep! Omg it's so brilliant, it made me cry though!
    Me too! It's one of my fav books ever.
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    (Original post by England113)
    I am bad at English literature. I got E in the mock.
    A bad mock grade doesn't necessarily mean you're bad, you just might not have the technique down. What dropped you the marks?
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    Im in Year 13 on the Edexcel Spec and doing:

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Little Stranger

    John Donne Poetry
    Poems of the Decade Anthology

    1984 - Coursework
    The Handmaid's Tale - Coursework

    How are you guys finding the coursework at the moment - if you are doing it? My question is asking about Dystopian Literature and whether or not it is characterised by totaltarian societal control leading to the destuction of the indivudal. I'm really enjoying the topic! But, finding it a bit difficult to keep under the word count lol.
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    (Original post by CivilAsAnOrange)
    A bad mock grade doesn't necessarily mean you're bad, you just might not have the technique down. What dropped you the marks?
    Not explaining ideas
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    (Original post by England113)
    Not explaining ideas
    Ah okay. The best thing to help with that would probably be to look at model answers to get an idea of how much explanation you need. Just remember to back up every idea with an example from the text, and then explain how the example proves your initial idea is correct.
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    The Winters Tale
    Persuasion
    Regeneration
    My Boy Jack
    and war poetry


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    Currently doing CIE A-levels

    Texts I did for my AS:
    Selected poems by Ted Hughes
    The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
    Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn

    Texts I'm currently doing for my A2:
    Poems by W.B.Yeats
    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
    Othello by William Shakespeare
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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    (Original post by LeapingLucy)
    Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire, Heart of Darkness , A Passage to India

    John Donne poetry, Poems of the Decade

    And Great Gatsby and The Waste Land for coursework
    I read A Passage to India last summer and found it hard work! I did not see how that would link that well to Post-colonialism and its Aftermath that well. You're with Edexcel which is a really good exam board.

    Good luck!
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    We're doing Othello, and Death of a salesman
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    The Great Gatsby
    Othello
    Pre-1900s Poetry Anthology
    Feminine Gospels
    The Handmaid's Tale
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    and for my coursework I my set text was The Yellow Wallpaper, and I chose Wide Sargasso Sea
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    Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Duchess of Malfi. The poetry anthologies are Carol Ann Duffy- Mean Time, Phillip Larkin- Whitsun Weddings and The selected poems of John Donne. I'm also stuck with the idiots that are WJEC
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    How are people planning on revising English? I always struggle?


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    (Original post by EmilyJade1999)
    I'm in year 13 doing AQA. I'm doing:
    Wuthering Heights
    Pre-1900 poetry
    Othello
    The Handmaids Tale
    Carol Ann Duffy poetry
    All My Sons
    Almost the same except for All My Sons
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    Me!

    I’m doing;
    Story of Ourselves vol.2
    The Namesake
    Twelfth Night
    Philadelphia, Here I Come!
    Richard II
    The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale

    But i’m having trouble in writing essays & often get 12 out of 25marks during mock tests any help/advice on writing good essays?
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    Is anyone comparing A Doll’s House to Paradise Lost 9&10??
    I’m also doing The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby and Hamlet - already handed coursework in for TS Eliot and The Road and A Streetcar Named Desire
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    (Original post by Calicozone)
    How are people planning on revising English? I always struggle?


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    I do revision cards of character quotes and themes and then critics - for hamlet I did it within acts and scenes instead though. It depends on the usual layout of the exam question. Then I just memorise. I usually also bullet point a small sheet on context and highlight key dates and info
 
 
 
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