The powerpoint and handouts are below:
Discursive Intro PowerPoint
DISCURSIVE plan Word
Persuasive Writing Word
The long list of potential topics:
Also on the S4 menu above
Saskia kindly did two complete mind maps with quotes as well as four mind maps with notes but no quotes. These are for you to add your own quotes. Remember; transforming these by changing them enables you to remember things better!
Click to download or print off. I’ll also add to the S4 @Donovan page available through the top menu.
I adapted a chart I found down South. There are twelve things to do (over the holidays for example) to practice different aspects of RUAE. Try them out. If you have any ideas/suggestions let me have them.
12 Days of Revisions – Extended Reading (Word document)
And below is the revision guide for English and Maths N5/Higher from last weekend’s Scotsman paper.
2120-Revision Supplements-English-Maths 24pp-web (pdf format)
Reviewing your notes might make you feel prepared, but turning those notes into activities will help you better retain what you’re studying. Here are four active strategies to try.
These active strategies force you to engage with the information you’re trying to learn.
Extracted from: Lifehacker blog
The Higher and Nat 5 prelim exams are coming up, and the Christmas holidays are about to start. Fun fun fun! I’ve added a couple of handouts to the S5/6 Revision page under the S5 menu above.
Revise for Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (RUAE) and Critical Reading (CR)
Some say you can’t revise for English, but this isn’t true. Make sure you own a copy of the past papers for the exam you are about to take. You will cover most of them in class, but it’s worth doing any which are left over. If you have missed any marks, go back and check the answers to find out what you did wrong. If you’ve run out of past papers to do, use the issued textbooks. Make sure you KNOW your texts in MacCaig/Duffy and Donovan as appropriate.
Revise for your Critical Essay paper
Go over the questions for previous years and see what they have asked. By now you will have completed a couple of essays in class. Now see if you can use your notes and quotes to answer a different exam question. If you have written an essay about the character of Othello or a poem by MacCaig/story by Donovan, try writing a question about the theme of love and violence, or an essay about a key scene. Again, ask me and I can give you some advice on the essay you’re planning to write in your exam.
Visit the Scottish Qualifications Authority site to download past papers:
BBC Bitesize will give you practice questions and answers with detailed help and advice: