Today – Thursday 10th April – is National Revision Day; today is the day you can commit to an amazing amount of learning, knowing that up and down the country (indeed, all over the world) other people just like you are sitting at tables / desks / laptops, with the same giant cup of coffee / energy drink and the same weary / slightly miserable look.
So, just for a fun break tell us if you have any ‘exam morning rituals’. Is there anything you particularly have to have for breakfast on exam day? Is there anything that has to be on your desk?
Don’t forget to take our fun poll, guessing which Yeats poem will come up this year for the OCR exam. Scroll down the homepage to find the poll (if I were you, I’d revise the top 4 extra hard!)
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Please continue to add comments to the poems – to add a comment, scroll down to the bottom of each poem’s commentary; the comments our readers make on each page help other people study, generate new ideas and fuel debates and discussion.
A new academic year will see many new (and some old!) students sitting the OCR AS English exam on W.B Yeats. We are here to help your study and we always appreciate your comments on our revision notes. If you have great ideas (or want to challenge some of our ideas!) please leave comments on our pages; your comments will only add to the quality of this resource. All comments are subject to moderation.
It seems that blog readers think that ‘The Wild Swans at Coole‘, ‘Easter 1916‘ or ‘The Second Coming’ are the most likely poems to come up (see poll in post below) in tomorrow’s exam. Perhaps, if you have left revision a little late & time is running out, you might hedge your bets and focus your revision on these three poems…or then again, perhaps not…it might be ‘The Cat and the Moon‘ after all…
Aside from crossing your fingers and hoping that the right poem comes up, you should:
1) Ensure that you know – off by heart – a good selection of key quotations from across the 15 poems.
2) Do last minute essay plans for a couple of questions
3) Read through the mark scheme again to see which Assessment Objectives are marked for this unit.