Urgent: Folios

Folks, your completed folios should be with the teacher who has been providing feedback by now.

Catherine and Anna, Mrs Fuller has asked you to email yours over to her ASAP – Anne.fuller@fife.gov.uk

PLEASE get this done.

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Plath Revision Task

Analyse how Plath’s poetry explores the following themes:

  • Dissolution of the self
  • Belonging
  • Isolation
  • The Sublime
  • Nihilism
  • Longing/desire

Try to be comparative in HOW these themes are explored, e.g. through imagery, symbolism, etc.

Here’s some notes from last year’s class to help:

Folio

Folks, have had some worrying reports from teachers in the department regarding your folio pieces, particularly focusing on the fact that some of you are simply not taking on board feedback and failing to edit and improve your pieces accordingly.

I saw a couple of these pieces when I was in on Thursday, and they would not pass on technical grounds alone. Even more worrying was the fact that they had barely changed since I gave feedback on them several months ago.

I will remind you once more: the coursework for this qualification is YOUR responsibility. If you choose not to take on board feedback, then it is your decision, but you will be throwing away a possible 15-30% of your overall mark. You will also have wasted my time, the other teachers in the departments’ time (who are doing you a huge favour in taking your work on in addition to their already enormous amount of marking), and, lastly, your own time.

You’re all capable of doing incredibly well. Don’t waste that by becoming lazy in the final weeks.

I’ll be coming in to see you the day of the exam. In the meantime, if you’ve any questions, just respond to a comment on the blog.

Also, REVISE!

Thursday

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.

Literary Study questions – Prose

Hi folks,

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

Dissertations and Concerns

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.

Jane Eyre/Rebecca Lit Study Presentations

I was impressed by these, guys. Use them to aid your revision for Monday.

External Retraints – Erin

Discuss the thematic significance of social status in – Kyle

The role and function of the principle female Ben

social issues catherine

Love in jane eyre and rebecca

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