What is a good way of revising [studying] for the English paper on Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?Help please. I have my mocks next week. I have the book and I have read this but I am struggling on...

What is a good way of revising [studying] for the English paper on Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Help please. I have my mocks next week. I have the book and I have read this but I am struggling on how to actually revise [study] the book to be prepared for any questions on it!

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Are you studying this text for your GCSE? Well, the single most important thing you can do is to make yourself utterly familiar with the text - by that I don't just mean read it once, but at least twice, if not three times. You need to have a very good idea in your head about what happens and when. Secondly, hopefully your teacher will have helped you and your class to explore how characters develop in this text and also the themes of this text and how they are presented. Normally, the essay questions you will have to answer will be on a character and how this character develops or what the text says about a particular theme. So, if I were you, I would start now by making notes on the major characters and how they change through the novel and also the principal themes - what does the text say about the issues it addresses?

Once you have gone through these steps you should be ready to answer a wide range of questions. Make sure you have quotes from the book that you can use to back up what you want to argue - and above all - good luck!

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luvlyrazia | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

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Hey, am also a student, and for me the best to revise is - first go through the entire prose piece or poem , and then orally interpret it. you don't need any guidance from anyone, just thoroughly read it, try to express it your own words as if you were asked to represent it in your way. Gud luck

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