Well, it’s Term Four and exams are almost upon us! The Year Twelves in particular will be getting stuck in to the ol’ study and everyone will be thinking about revision techniques that suit them best. Often, students find studying for English exams quite challenging – when you’re studying a novel or play, there is so much to learn and it can be difficult to take it all in and make sense of it all.
This week, I want to draw your attention to a website called ’60 Second Recap’. On it, you’ll find small YouTube clips on any number of novels and plays. Jenny, the host of these clips, consolidates the main points about character, plot and themes in a given text. For example, if you’re studying ‘Hamlet’, you’ll find a series of clips on plot, characters, different themes, symbols and motifs. They could be a great help in reconnecting you with the main ideas of a text, or for finding a way of weeding out the most important information to revise before the exam.
Give them a go! Click on the picture below to connect to the 60 Second Recap site: