MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

185 views

How do I revise for an English exam?

Whether you are studying a play, novel or poem the key revision techniques are very similar. 

Firstly, I would say the most important aspect is to familarise yourself with the text itself. For example, with a novel you want to know the plot inside out and be very familar with it's main themes, as well as the charachters and what they represent. 

Revising poetry is more of the same, however it differs in the sense that your analytical skills are arguably more crucial, as you have less to analyse. 

As a general point, I would tackle English revision by dividing what you need to know into more managable chunks- use headings for charachter quotes/ themes and structural techniques used in each chapter. 

Once this is done, practising past papers is key. Firstly analyse the question and break it down- what is it really asking you? Jot down a quick plan to know the direction of your answer, from there your main points should emerge forming the basis of each paragraph. Also, remember to write a introduction and conclusion as this is essential to a successful answer- be detailed, yet concise. 

After that I would advise you to practice, practice, practice. This is the main way to perfect your exam technique and will ensure you success in your exam!

Isobel P. 11 Plus English tutor, 13 plus  English tutor, GCSE English...

4 months ago

Answered by Isobel, a GCSE English tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

122 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Reece F.

Degree: History (Bachelors) - York University

Subjects offered: English, Maths+ 4 more

English
Maths
History
French
English Literature
English Language

“Hi there! I'm a third year history student at the University of York and I'm applying to do a masters in Medieval History at Cambridge next year. I specialise in History, English and French and I would love to help with any difficulti...”

MyTutor guarantee

£18 /hr

Haroon Bilal K.

Degree: Law LLB (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: English, Law+ 3 more

English
Law
French
English Language
-Personal Statements-

“ I'm Law student currently enroled at the University of Exeter. I completed the IB programme in Switzerland with a score of 35, and speak English, French, German, and (bad) Arabic and Urdu. I'm an soul/swing singer, bassist, longboard...”

MyTutor guarantee

£18 /hr

Anna S.

Degree: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Bachelors) - Warwick University

Subjects offered: English, Religious Studies+ 4 more

English
Religious Studies
Philosophy and Ethics
Economics
-Personal Statements-

“Hi my name is Anna, I am an undergraduate at the Universtiy of Warwick studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics.  Having just done my A-Levels I am very familiar with the A-Level exam and exactly what it is you need to do to pass, ...”

About the author

£18 /hr

Isobel P.

Degree: English Literarure (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: English, Religious Studies+ 2 more

English
Religious Studies
Philosophy
English Literature

“Hi! My name is Isobel and I am about to start my first year studying English Literature at the University of Bristol.  English was always my favourite subject at school and one that was by far the most enjoyable- I found the span and ...”

You may also like...

Other GCSE English questions

How would you approach unseen poetry?

How do I write an introduction?

How do I closely analyse a passage of text?

How do I complete a close analysis of a text?

View GCSE English tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok