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Adelakun1
How do you study english????

I have no idea what to do, it's always my worst grade (h4 avg). I haven't started studying and my summer exams are soon. I know nothing. I'm stresssed.


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Hello! I'm a h1 avg in 6th year so I thought I might comment something. Presuming you're in 5th year but hopefully this advice still applies. Pick out key quotes from each poem you've studied (arrange them by poet) and prepare all of the stuff you'd need to write about each one e.g. rhythm, rhyme structure, imagery etc. and how each quote represents an overall theme or tone for the poem and the poet's general body of work. This will help you relate it back to the question. It helps to look at what sort of questions usually come up for each poet, like how Plath's questions are usually about her mental health or her personal life. For Shakespeare, pick out key quotes from each scene and write down what they tell you about the characters, the setting, good vs evil, that sort of thing (you'll know better than me what sort of things you need to prepare for Hamlet). Find quotes that show character arcs, like contrasts between the first scene and the last, and quotes that display key qualities of each character's- well, character. You'll find those in the way they treat other characters (Hamlet and his uncle, Hamlet and Ophelia etc.) and how they act in different situations (being confronted by his father's ghost, when his uncle starts praying as he's about to kill him etc.).
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If you've started the comparative, look for similar things there as you would in Shakespeare, whilst also comparing things like the first&last scene of one text to the first&last of another, the motivations of the lead characters in each text, whether or not they achieve their goals, what the overall tone is (optimistic, pessimistic, ambiguous) etc. I'm not sure what the comparative modes are for 2020 so I don't know how helpful that'll be to you. Apologies for the big ol' chunk of text, I'm just very passionate about English lmao. Hope this is of help to you, good luck!
Adelakun1
Adelakun1
This is a late response, but thanks! This was very helpful :)
magb
magb
righty lads i reckon you just put the head down from may 24th on and you should bve sprted. a good 10 days would have your 625 in the bag not a bother, plenty of ldoctotrs out of ye now, warm regards, cllr. devine
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