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Does anyone have any predictions of which characters or themes are most likely to come up for OF MICE AND MEN. Also does anyone have any last minute revision advice. I am not sure how to revise for the exam I have in 15 days time
Original post by bengisuhm
Does anyone have any predictions of which characters or themes are most likely to come up for OF MICE AND MEN. Also does anyone have any last minute revision advice. I am not sure how to revise for the exam I have in 15 days time

Hi there,

Unfortunately, I can't provide many insights on what might appear in the exam for Of Mice and Men but I can give some pointers and advice in other areas including revision.

Firstly, I wouldn't be worrying about what is or isn't going to appear on the exam. No one truly knows and relying on predictions/hearsay can actually be detrimental. Say for Macbeth you were expecting the question to be about Macbeth's fall from power and then the question is actually about Lady Macbeth and her manipulation of events, you'll find yourself feeling undue panic at the shock of the question if you hold out hope for a specific one.

The best thing you can do over the next 15 days before your exam is to spend some time revising quotes and essay structure (including the structure needed for each question). The best grades in English come from those with good essay structures who can embed quotes, honing those skills and cementing your knowledge of the text will be helpful for you. I'd also encourage you to look over all aspects of the text, not necessarily re-reading it all again, but spending 30 minutes on an evening re-reading previous quotes and work in lessons will just help you with your confidence - perhaps tying this in with past papers would help too (ask your teachers if they have any). I ended up re-reading An Inspector Calls a handful of times in the run up to the exams and this certainly helped (they are just stories at the end of the day).

Hopefully, some of this advice helped. Good luck with your studies and exams!

Ethan

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