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    We studied Jekyll and Hyde in year 10 so by now I barely remember it and I'm in the same situation with An Inspector Calls. I barely know the story of J+H but I managed in the mock to get by ok. With time running out would it be worth a re-read? J+H is only 54 pages (roughly) and I should be able to skim read AIC as I'm more confident with how the play goes, characters and quotes.

    Would I be better off just learning key quotes and themes or actually reading it as well? English is my weakest subject so I'd be happy with a grade 6. I was just concerned as someone said last year it wasn't the typical theme or character question for J+H, it was about where help is offered/needed.
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    read it and learn key quotes but skim-read it if you don't have time. definitely read last two chapters properly though, the letters are really important.
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    (Original post by zocar)
    We studied Jekyll and Hyde in year 10 so by now I barely remember it and I'm in the same situation with An Inspector Calls. I barely know the story of J+H but I managed in the mock to get by ok. With time running out would it be worth a re-read? J+H is only 54 pages (roughly) and I should be able to skim read AIC as I'm more confident with how the play goes, characters and quotes.

    Would I be better off just learning key quotes and themes or actually reading it as well? English is my weakest subject so I'd be happy with a grade 6. I was just concerned as someone said last year it wasn't the typical theme or character question for J+H, it was about where help is offered/needed.
    it would help you re reading the text fro definite, making sure you highlight and make notes on key points and quotes. It is vital that you remember quotes for the whole play to as the second part to any question for a text is how does the writer show... about (the character) in the text as a whole
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    54 pages is nothing, you could read that in an hour.
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    54 pages is nothing, you could read that in an hour.
    I understand that but I'm such a slow reader with books that 12 pages is about 20mins. I've got 2 plays to revise and possibly read, An Inspector Calls and Macbeth so don't want to waste my time re reading books for a GCSE I'll forget about after results day. But I'm willing to if it will be worth it.
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    (Original post by Ammaarah Patel)
    it would help you re reading the text fro definite, making sure you highlight and make notes on key points and quotes. It is vital that you remember quotes for the whole play to as the second part to any question for a text is how does the writer show... about (the character) in the text as a whole
    Thank you! I tend to be fine for quotes from the first half of the novel by I barely have any for the last half so I'll probably focus more on that then.
 
 
 
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