If you’re out today at S6 Health Day,etc., can you ensure that for next week you read up to the end of Chapter 21 and complete the relevant questions?
A reminder that solo talks will begin on Monday 2nd November – it’s name out a hat, and anyone who comes unprepared will IMMEDIATELY receive a letter home.
Also, ensure your talk is adequately detailed – I will not pass anything that comes in under five minutes.
Guidance notes are below:
Make sure you record this on your Higher Feedback sheets and your PLPs:
Based on your critical essays on ‘My Rival’s House’ and ‘View of Scotland/Love Poem’
- Introductions and conclusions are important – leave an impression. Show off. Summarise your points. Be sophisticated.
- PEE Structure – topic sentences.
- Analysis – don’t make generalisations. Be specific. What are the connotations of the language, and what is the writer using them to try and say.
- Be clear about the point your essay is trying to make.
- Refer to the question throughout.
- Technical accuracy is not optional – spelling, punctuation, phrasing, etc. are essential. Ignore these & your essay will fail automatically.
- Self-editing – correct as you go. The marker won’t.
- Refer to the writer by their surname after the introduction.
- Formal language – no abbreviations (didn’t, wouldn’t), no figures of speech (this drums in).
- Evaluative language – this is effective because; Lochhead successfully uses, etc.
Just a reminder of the homework you need complete over the holidays, due MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER:
- Read up to Chapter 17 (page 198)
- Complete your chapter questions for Chapters 7-16
- Complete the hand-out on Chapter 9
- Plan and write the critical essay below, using the feedback given in class and the next post to improve your work.
Choose from a novel or short story an incident in which a character makes a decision which you consider unexpected or unwise or unworthy.
Explain the circumstances surrounding the decision and discuss its importance to your understanding of character and them in the text as a whole.