Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

English Language Revision GCSE 2018 watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I have my English Language GCSE coming up and our teacher said that it was related to writing a story, but I'm not sure how I should begin revising as I don't know WHAT I should revise other than sentence structures. Anyone have any tips?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by L.M.B.7239)
    I have my English Language GCSE coming up and our teacher said that it was related to writing a story, but I'm not sure how I should begin revising as I don't know WHAT I should revise other than sentence structures. Anyone have any tips?
    Hi! What's your exam board? It would be useful to know.

    However, general story features that come in handy are:

    - Structure (Beginning, rising action, climax....they're basics but they're very important for a story as there needs to be a sense of organisation. It also helps give you an idea on how characters should be feeling.)

    - Change in focus - this is an easy technique. For example, what would it mean if one paragraph in a text focused on describing an array of beautiful flowers then the next paragraph shifted to describing a girl in a similar manner? What does this say about the narrator's feelings for the girl? What could the flowers symbolise?

    - Flashbacks, flashforwards and foreshadowing - these really spice up stories with suspense, but take care not to make them too unclear otherwise the reader will get confused.

    I'd say a way to revise would mainly be to read different sources. Start recognising these techniques in different works and how they make you, as a reader, feel.

    You could also revise by simply writing a short story (three pages max) and then organising it into a more coherent structure. Think about what you want to achieve - do you want to create rising suspense? Are you going to build a nice, happy atmosphere then suddenly go to a dark and scary one? It's all up to you

    I hope this helped!
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: March 19, 2018
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

OMAM

Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

Notes

Revision Hub

All our revision materials in one place

Love books

Common grammar and vocabulary problems

Get your questions asked and answered

Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.