Dissertation Deadline Reminders

Reminder of your deadlines, too:

  • Dissertation Plans due in Friday 1st September 2017.
  • First draft of dissertations due in Monday 23rd October 2017.
  • Final draft of dissertations due Monday 8th January 2018.

Example Advanced Higher work

Afternoon dears,

Have a look at the SQA’s Understanding Standards website – it’s got example scripts and commentary from markers, so you can see what kind of thing scores well, and what needs more work.

This will help prepare you for your Literary Study essay next week.



Plath – Arrival of the Bee Box

Hello folks,

Tomorrow, I’ll be out of class at an appointment. While I’m away, I’d like you to discuss, analyse and take notes on ‘Arrival of the Bee Box’.

Here’s some tips to get you started:

Arrival of the Bee Box

In this poem, Plath’s speaker expresses a desire to be in control, and feels she has to deal with a dangerous situation.

At first she is not in control. She panics. She has a debate with herself and then she makes a calm decision.

As you analyse the poem, remember to focus on PROSODY as well as her use of language:

  • Alliteration¬†
  • Consonance
  • Sibilance
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Assonance
  • Rhyming
  • Internal Rhyme¬†
  • Cross Rhyme
  • Rhythm