Efficient ways to revise for English

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I find English difficult to revise and I also just find it really boring. Any advice?
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I find English difficult to revise and I also just find it really boring. Any advice?
Have a cuppa and read a newspaper.
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Language or literature? (I hated both, they were just so dull...)
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Both I honestly hate it so much 😒
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Language or literature? (I hated both, they were just so dull...)
Both Of them. I find it difficult to revise them
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Both Of them. I find it difficult to revise them
Fair enough, they are kind of awful I didn’t really revise for English language, just looked over practice papers we had done which had gone reasonably well to remember the style and structure I needed in my answers.

For the literature, I found a free audiobook of our novel on YouTube and listened to it on 1.5x speed while revising for other subjects, just so it was relatively fresh in my memory (also because I hadn’t read it...), and then I went through and found some sections relevant to key themes so I could vaguely refer to them in my answers if necessary. I also made sure any quotes I learnt were short (1-4 words mostly) and relevant to several topics that could come up, so as to minimise my workload.

We also studied Much Ado About Nothing, so I had created short single page summary tables of each act, with key events/themes, some short quotes (as above), context and any character/relationship developments. I did reread it because it was relatively short, but I largely just looked at the tables to revise.

I quite enjoyed An Inspector Calls, so I didn’t really feel I was revising, but again I just learnt some short quotes and made sure I had some general points relating to key themes.

I don’t have any advice for poetry, I completely neglected it. I read over all my notes without focusing much and got the general idea of any style/structure points, but nothing much. I knew one poem really well, and fortunately it was (just about) relevant to the general poetry question. I’m kind of glad I didn’t try to hard on revising the others, as the poem that came up was the one I actually didn’t have any notes on, and just panic analysed as I went.

Hope it all goes well for you!
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Fair enough, they are kind of awful I didn’t really revise for English language, just looked over practice papers we had done which had gone reasonably well to remember the style and structure I needed in my answers.

For the literature, I found a free audiobook of our novel on YouTube and listened to it on 1.5x speed while revising for other subjects, just so it was relatively fresh in my memory (also because I hadn’t read it...), and then I went through and found some sections relevant to key themes so I could vaguely refer to them in my answers if necessary. I also made sure any quotes I learnt were short (1-4 words mostly) and relevant to several topics that could come up, so as to minimise my workload.

We also studied Much Ado About Nothing, so I had created short single page summary tables of each act, with key events/themes, some short quotes (as above), context and any character/relationship developments. I did reread it because it was relatively short, but I largely just looked at the tables to revise.

I quite enjoyed An Inspector Calls, so I didn’t really feel I was revising, but again I just learnt some short quotes and made sure I had some general points relating to key themes.

I don’t have any advice for poetry, I completely neglected it. I read over all my notes without focusing much and got the general idea of any style/structure points, but nothing much. I knew one poem really well, and fortunately it was (just about) relevant to the general poetry question. I’m kind of glad I didn’t try to hard on revising the others, as the poem that came up was the one I actually didn’t have any notes on, and just panic analysed as I went.

Hope it all goes well for you!
Thank you I really appreciate it
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