Just a reminder that you should have completed all four literary study plans AND have revised them, as you will be answering one of them under FULL EXAM CONDITIONS (I’m writing in capital letters, so you know this is serious). I will also be asking to see all four plans to ensure you’ve done them.
Any questions before then, let me know.
Example essay for you to peruse – this got 16 out of 20.
Sylvia Plath Example Literary Study Essay 16 out of 20
Have plans completed for the following questions for Thursday 26th April – you’ll write one of them under FULL EXAM CONDITIONS then.
- Compare and contrast the treatment of love in any two novels.
- Discuss the ways in which themes of isolation and/or estrangement are explored in two novels or three short stories.
- “It is the alienation of the individual which pervades …fiction.” Discuss with reference to any two novels.
- Compare and contrast the treatment of the “darkness of marriage” in any two novels.
The three stage structure we discussed is below:
Comparing Texts for Literary Study and Dissertation
Folks, I will be in for the double period this afternoon, in case you weren’t aware. I’d like to discuss folios, as well as areas of concern re revision for lit. study and textual analysis.
Folks, please bring your USBs with your dissertations and folio work on them. We are booked into computer rooms this week to work on them.
These are also available for collection.
Folks, the latest drafts of your dissertations will be available to collect from me tomorrow. Please ensure you come by as soon as possible, as your next (and final) draft will be due in next Monday 29th January.
On the whole, it is becoming clear that some of you are simply not taking care to check over your work or pay attention to previous feedback. At this stage, I should only have to give very general comments – I find that is not the case for the majority of you. This work is your responsibility, not mine. If you don’t take the time and effort to improve, you will simply be throwing away 30% of your overall mark.
I will discuss individual feedback with you when you come in to collect your work.
You will be assigned ONE of the below questions and plan a response today. You will use that plan to present a response to the class on Wednesday 10th January.
1.“The novel can deal unflinchingly with the social issues of the day.” Discuss with reference to any two novels. Catherine
2.Discuss the extent to which the principal characters in two novels are limited by the external constraints placed upon them. Erin
3.Discuss the ways in which themes of isolation and/or estrangement are explored in two novels. Kael
4.Compare and contrast the role and function of the principal female characters in two novels. Ben
5.Discuss some of the principal means by which tension is created and sustained in any two novels. Kirsty
6.Compare and contrast the treatment of love in any two novels. Anna
7.Discuss the thematic significance of social status in any two novels. Kyle
8.Discuss the effectiveness of the exploration of identity in any two novels. Eliza
A few of you have been off while we go through this, so please ensure you catch up with any missed work. The PowerPoint used in class is below: