What notes do you write when reading a novel?

Watch
LaurenKatie99
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights for English A Level though I’m finding it hard to get into and find into. I found reading Margaret Atwood a lot easier because I made notes mainly on the synbolism of the book. (eg how women were treated) Sounds stupid I know but what do you look out for when reading a novel and what quotes do you need to memorise and does anyone have any tips in getying top grades? Or has anyone read Wurhering Heights that could give me some help?? Thanks )
0
reply
999tigger
Badges: 19
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by LaurenKatie99)
I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights for English A Level though I’m finding it hard to get into and find into. I found reading Margaret Atwood a lot easier because I made notes mainly on the synbolism of the book. (eg how women were treated) Sounds stupid I know but what do you look out for when reading a novel and what quotes do you need to memorise and does anyone have any tips in getying top grades? Or has anyone read Wurhering Heights that could give me some help?? Thanks )
I would just read it as a novel first t get a feel for the book.

You then have three sets of notes imo.

1. Structure and plot to understand what happens when. A revision guide gives you that.
2. Characters and motivations because you often get asked questions about characters.
3. Themes and authors perspective.

English notes are odd imo and you really need to get used to trying questions early.
0
reply
soIiIoquy
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#3
i literally just annotate the whole book, and when i mean annotate, i mean annotate in detail including language levels and ao3 context,genre , mode etc

and then i do a summary on a post it note of each chapter/scene and stick it at the end of that chapter.

works for me though

Spoiler:
Show

i personally love margaret atwood, are you studying handmaids tale?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

If you haven't confirmed your firm and insurance choices yet, why is that?

I don't want to decide until I've received all my offers (39)
40.63%
I am waiting until the deadline in case anything in my life changes (21)
21.88%
I am waiting until the deadline in case something in the world changes (ie. pandemic-related) (5)
5.21%
I am waiting until I can see the unis in person (9)
9.38%
I still have more questions before I made my decision (5)
5.21%
No reason, just haven't entered it yet (6)
6.25%
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (11)
11.46%

Watched Threads

View All