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English Literature 2B exam preparation and performance
Transcript of English Literature 2B exam preparation and performance
2B small group sessions
Exam preparation and performance
English Literature 2B
Dr Carol Collins
2 questions - prepare 5-6 texts?
timing - factor in reading qs, deciding and planning
reading - read ALL the question, including 'command words'.
deciding - on knowability and doability
'pushing the boat out?
planning - clears time and helps to structure and include everything
Using past papers:
Writing in the exam
which one first - know yourself?
structure - introduction; logical progressed argument; conclusion
show your knowledge of the texts
make your thesis clear
stick to time - planning helps
do you need quotations?
do you need secondary texts?
texts, details, context
How should you organise your revision time?
How do you feel about timetables?
Make a priorities list
How are you going to study?
Project study time
Evaluate study time
Did it work/not work - why?
Knowledge - texts, details, context
Understanding - theory, theories, how to,
Applying and answering - use the above to create good exam essays
Do you usually........?
Plan your study time?
Think about how best to study?
It's worth doing -
your exam is worth 60% of your
mark and may make the difference
What should you study?
Primary texts - how many?
re-reading primary texts and knowing them well
making new notes
mapping out details
re-reading lecture notes
mindmaps or other graphic notes
Understanding, application AND knowledge
applying ideas and theories to texts
practicing timed essays
practiced exam strategy/technique
how can any of my prepared texts be used?
write your own questions
In the exam
Wednesday 13th April 12-1
Tuesday 26th April 11-12
Thursday 28th April 1-2
Wednesday 4th May 12-1
Room 318, Reading Room