As ever, I’m looking forward to geeking out with this class over the next year.
Our texts this year will be:
Poetry: Sylvia Plath’s nature poetry (booklet here)
Prose: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Drama: A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
I would recommend you all buy your own copy of these texts – for the Ibsen plays, a good one is the Bloomsbury Student edition.
In the meantime, some reminders about deadlines (already, I know):
Dissertation texts and topic decided on: before summer holidays
Dissertation primary texts read: August 2019
Dissertation draft 1: Friday 11th October 2019
Dissertation draft 2: Friday 15th November 2019
Dissertation draft 3: January 2020
Suggested texts for dissertation (very helpful):
SUGGESTIONS FOR DISSERTATIONS TEXTS
Literary Study texts
Prose texts read: August 2019
Drama texts read: January 2019
Draft deadlines: throughout year
Final draft: Friday 3rd April 2020
Below are the handouts given out so far, in case yours go astray:
Dissertation Making notes
Advanced Higher English Course Guide
Advanced Higher English Dissertation Guide
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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.
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.
Okay, when the next batch of your work is due:
Monday 8th January 2018
Third draft of your dissertations
Second draft of your first folio piece.
Friday 12th January 2018
First draft of your second folio piece.
Monday 15th Janury 2018
Prelim! Please have revised both Plath’s poetry and
Jane Eyre/ Rebecca, as well as textual analysis techniques.
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Remember that the first draft of your dissertation is due in to me on
Monday 23rd October 2017.
Here is an example dissertation from a couple of years ago, which received full marks.
AI Dissertation for copying
You can also refer to the Understanding Standards website and previous handouts for guidance.
Any emergency questions or queries, just respond to one of the posts on this blog and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
A guide on how you could go about structuring your notes, plans and responses for Textual Analysis and Literary Study. This could also be a handy approach to take for your dissertations.
Structuring Textual Analysis and Literary Study Responses
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.
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.
Below is the Dissertation Plan template, I’d like you to use, and I’ve also included an example one to help you. Try and keep a clear focus on the theme/concepts you want to explore. Don’t try to do too much!
Dissertation Plan Example
Can you complete the attached form (digitally, if possible) for the day you come back after the summer, Wednesday 16th August?