How do you revise for latin literature OCR A levels?

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UncleLennie234
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Hi, I'm finding latin literature really hard. My teacher is really fast and doesn't explain things properly and books that I buy are too complex.
I would really appreciate some help.
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Form discussion groups, it will help you crack the content and have excellent mastery of the same
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(Original post by UncleLennie234)
Hi, I'm finding latin literature really hard. My teacher is really fast and doesn't explain things properly and books that I buy are too complex.
I would really appreciate some help.
Which texts are you doing? Do you find the unseens/grammar difficult or is it just the literature side of things?
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(Original post by UncleLennie234)
Hi, I'm finding latin literature really hard. My teacher is really fast and doesn't explain things properly and books that I buy are too complex.
I would really appreciate some help.
With your set texts, you really need to make sure you fully understand the syntax and grammar of each sentence before you start analysing/critiquing - have you tried going through your text and making notes (eg bracketing off clauses, writing down names of constructions) so you’re confident in what it means and how to translate it? You can always ask a friend for help
Also, don’t be afraid to question your teacher until you understand - they’re there for that, after all.
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I'm doing the Cicero philippics 2 and the Aeneid 11
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Which texts are you doing? Do you find the unseens/grammar difficult or is it just the literature side of things?
Cicero Philippics 2, Aeneid 11 and Ovid Amores 2

I find it all hard and the literature

I don't think I'm given any unseens for my exam though
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Cicero Philippics 2, Aeneid 11 and Ovid Amores 2

I find it all hard and the literature

I don't think I'm given any unseens for my exam though
The unseen element is in the first two papers of the A-Level (Unseen Translation & Prose Composition or Comprehension). For the first paper, you'll have a passage of some Livy to translate into English and also a passage of some Ovid to translate, as well as two lines of poetry to scan. The second paper has a choice between a comprehension (similar to the ones you'll have done at GCSE) or a prose comprehension, which is a passage to translate into Latin.

Have you looked at extra tuition, either in-person or online? Sometimes it can help to have someone who is not your teacher and not in a class situation to ask about things that you're finding tricky, or to go through an overview of the whole course.
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