There are a few things to keep in mind when studying this section
When studying for the literature section make sure you study by the author as appose to learning facts about individual pieces of literature. This will allow you to memorize more information.
For an author you should know the following…
I will show you how a good summary of an author looks with Voltaire as an example…
Voltaire wrote more than what is just written above, but these are some of the most important works. You can of course, if you have time, go deeper.
You should also try read or watch a quick summary of the books written by the author, so that you have a better idea of what the book is about. This will avoid you mixing up books with each other.
*Note: Some authors fall into sections such as philosophy, economics etc, I have not included these authors in the below list as they will be covered in other sections.
*Note: Non-English-speaking authors generally wrote the title of their book in their native language and that title has an English translation. For the IMAT you should remember the English name.
Most important (in no particular order) …
Miguel de Cervantes
Beowulf (the name of the author is unknown)
Important (in no particular order)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Herbert George Wells
Robert Louis Stevenson
Edgar Allan Poe
You can (if you have time) add more authors than just the ones listed above.
What about more modern authors?