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hey all, i am currently doing ma=acbeth and dr jekyll and mr hyde , but im extremely confused on how to revise these texts. Like i have no clue on how to understand these texts.
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Hi there,
I'm doing the same texts as you! Ask your teachers if there are any revision guides at your library you could borrow, or alternatively you could buy one yourself. If you're struggling with the plot, there are many videos explaining them. I recommend Overly Sarcastic Productions on YouTube who did a video on Macbeth and also one on Jekyll and Hyde.
If you're finding the texts hard to understand go through them slowly. Make sure you know what each word means and you'll get the hang of it soon enough. Check out No Fear Shakespeare on Sparknotes to read alongside Macbeth.

When you understand the texts, make flashcards for the plots of both of them. Use Quizlet to memorise key quotes and practice analysing them. Finally, learn some context surrounding the texts - flashcards can help with those too.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.
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watch videos on youtube, such as mr bruff
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^ Mr Bruff isn't particularly good for in-depth revision, and I'd only use him for basic overviews/key themes; just use him to gloss over everything the night before the exam.

Step one would be to read the texts, then to perhaps see different versions of them (movies, plays e.c.t) which can help you understand the narrative better. Then pick out key themes, and go through the texts again and find quotes which relate to these themes and always think about what Shakespeare/Stevenson is trying to tell the reader/audience, how they're using characterisation and dramatic methods e.c.t, how this can link to context of the time they were written and then how it is perceived from a modern perspective (AQA love that crap). Flashcards for revision and practice essays. Good luck If anyone needs any help with English Lit feel free to PM, though I usually start helping a bit closer to exam time. (studied both English Lit and English Language A Level, AQA.)
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you need to make sure you memorise some quotes, you do not need to exactly know them and be able to right them correctly but have some quotes that you have memorised and then ask your teacher to break them down for you so that you can explain what they mean when writing, it helped me alot.i hope it helps u too.
Also, you can always break them down and write them in flash cards where as long as you memorised them, you do not need to understand what they really mean, all you have to do is keep them in mind but mainly do that for the hardest parts that you do not understand at all.
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(Original post by sporkified)
Hi there,
I'm doing the same texts as you! Ask your teachers if there are any revision guides at your library you could borrow, or alternatively you could buy one yourself. If you're struggling with the plot, there are many videos explaining them. I recommend Overly Sarcastic Productions on YouTube who did a video on Macbeth and also one on Jekyll and Hyde.
If you're finding the texts hard to understand go through them slowly. Make sure you know what each word means and you'll get the hang of it soon enough. Check out No Fear Shakespeare on Sparknotes to read alongside Macbeth.

When you understand the texts, make flashcards for the plots of both of them. Use Quizlet to memorise key quotes and practice analysing them. Finally, learn some context surrounding the texts - flashcards can help with those too.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.
Thanks for the recommendation of 'Overly Sarcastic'. I haven't heard of this company before. They've produced lots of potentially interesting resources.
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watch videos on youtube, such as mr bruff
oh ok thank you .. i have an exam on act 3 in Macbeth and chapter 9 or 10 in Dr Jeyll and Mr Hyde. Do you have other revision that would beneift me just for that.
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^ Mr Bruff isn't particularly good for in-depth revision, and I'd only use him for basic overviews/key themes; just use him to gloss over everything the night before the exam.

Step one would be to read the texts, then to perhaps see different versions of them (movies, plays e.c.t) which can help you understand the narrative better. Then pick out key themes, and go through the texts again and find quotes which relate to these themes and always think about what Shakespeare/Stevenson is trying to tell the reader/audience, how they're using characterisation and dramatic methods e.c.t, how this can link to context of the time they were written and then how it is perceived from a modern perspective (AQA love that crap). Flashcards for revision and practice essays. Good luck If anyone needs any help with English Lit feel free to PM, though I usually start helping a bit closer to exam time. (studied both English Lit and English Language A Level, AQA.)
heyy could you please help me .. i am extremely stuck
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Hi there,
I'm doing the same texts as you! Ask your teachers if there are any revision guides at your library you could borrow, or alternatively you could buy one yourself. If you're struggling with the plot, there are many videos explaining them. I recommend Overly Sarcastic Productions on YouTube who did a video on Macbeth and also one on Jekyll and Hyde.
If you're finding the texts hard to understand go through them slowly. Make sure you know what each word means and you'll get the hang of it soon enough. Check out No Fear Shakespeare on Sparknotes to read alongside Macbeth.

When you understand the texts, make flashcards for the plots of both of them. Use Quizlet to memorise key quotes and practice analysing them. Finally, learn some context surrounding the texts - flashcards can help with those too.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.
oh okk .. thank youuu soo much
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heyy could you please help me .. i am extremely stuck
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Feel free to ask here or send me a PM
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