what are you doing for the main exam?
Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:27 PM
Also ive done a view from the bridge, which i want to come up on friday, however if not then short stories involving Miss Brill and the Fly. how bout you???? TITAN
Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:40 PM
Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:55 PM
i'm also hoping a question comes up for 'marrakech' by George Orwell
i'm using 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams as my back up plan, and if need be i could always write about 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Louis Stevenson
just to say good luck to everyone on Friday
Posted 08 May 2007 - 10:04 PM
Posted 08 May 2007 - 10:10 PM
The five poems are Dulce et Decorum Est(Wilfred Owen),Aunt Julia(Norman MacCaig),Esther's Tomcat(Ted Hughes),Visiting Hour(Norman MacCaig) and Assisi(Norman MacCaig)
Good luck to everyone on HSN for Friday
Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:26 AM
Romeo And Juliet - Fate; Turning Point; Character - Juliet
To Build A Fire - Setting
A Hanging - Moral/Social/Cultural Issue
Mr Bleaney - Loneliness/Isolation
Hope I'm doing enough, will maybe do another poem at some point today or tomorrow.
Good luck everyone.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:20 PM
Romeo and Juliet - just because there are normally questions that come up even if I don't particularly enjoy writing essays on it
To Build a Fire - which is really easy
A Hanging - also easy
Sonnet 18 - because its the ONLY poem that we have done all year that I was remotely interested in and took notes on
I dunno I might look at a few poems I did like last year just as back ups but I hope it doesn't come to that
Good luck all!
Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:28 PM
Poetry: Visiting Hour, Revelation, or Trio.
There's no way I can self-study The Crucible in a day, so I'm definitely not doing anything from the Drama section. I might learn a short story though as backup in case there's not a question for Wuthering Heights.
And good luck everyone! (I'm not too bothered, I don't need English for uni and I got a B in the prelim which I was superbly happy with!)
Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:40 PM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:05 PM
and Hotel Room, 12th Floor
our teacher also gave us "Shooting an Elephant" for the non-fiction prose, and "My Last Duchess" but I'm not even gonna try them because the questions are so restricted.
Best of luck on Friday everyone
Can't wait 'til the exams are over!
Posted 09 May 2007 - 07:50 PM
Drama - Death of a Salesman
Prose (Non-Fiction) - Shooting an Elephant
Prose (Fiction) - Secrets
Poetry - Visiting Hour
Poetry - Waiting Room
I've been revising them all apart from Secrets because that was a last minute text. Anyone think its worth spending a little bit of time revising it?
Good Luck on Friday everyone! I really hope the questions give us all a good chance! x
Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:10 PM
My teacher said that the examiners are trying to make the poems into a close-type question since candidates seem to have a field day with them and do the same poems over and over again. (especially visiting hours ) They would like us to experiment more with the non-fiction prose so i'm hoping there'll be really easy and open-ended question on that one. (silly question like how the techniques enchance your appreciation is always good)
Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:42 PM
Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:56 AM
Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:13 PM
Prose Fiction: Flight by Doris Lessing
Poetry: An Advancement of Learning by Seamus Heaney
For back-up I have Hamlet and 2 other poems. Hope its enough!!
Good luck everyone!!! ;)
Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:20 PM
Drama - Hamlet
Prose - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Poetry - Larkin poems: Ambulances, Mr Bleaney and This Be The Verse.
I'm pretty much confident with all of them cause my drama and prose are pretty much open to most questions which is good. There hasnt been a single past paper i've done where there wasnt at least one question in each of the three sections I could answer. Hopefully this paper will be that good! But it seems that last year's paper was perfect for my texts, I could answer 15 of the questions! Wish I coulda sat it last year lol.
Good luck to everyone!!!!
Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:23 PM
Well, here's hoping anyway!
Is anyone else finding it really hard to remember Shakespeare quotes? I just can't remember any of them really.
Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:56 PM
Shakespeare quotes are hard to remember because we're not used to the language. Just write a few of them down repeatedly to drill them into your head, or draw a mindmap with quotes (say, with a particular theme at the centre and all quotes associated with that theme extending from it). It'll make it easier to remember.
Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:41 PM
play - death of a salesman by arthur miller
fiction - the changeling by Robin Jenkins
non fiction - Marrakech by George Orwell
poetry - My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
- Hotel Room, 12th Floor by Norman MacCaig
i think im sorted now, but im still nervous, iv done about 20 quotes each for death of a salesman and the changeling and about 6/7 quotes each for the other three.
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