Well done for getting through the double Critical Essay last week. From what I’ve seen so far, there is real progress in the class and your understanding of more challenging literature is impressive. However, after a month of newspaper work, do you really understand Sentence Structure? Many of you seem to be a wee bit unsure of how to analyse or, to be honest, are not giving that enough thought.
With Wednesday’s full Close Reading practice in mind, we will look at an article from Sunday’s paper and try to make our study of language a bit more real world. Why doe we study English; why do we study the language; how does it relate to everyday life? Let’s look at how the techniques we are learning can be applied.
Hamlet essay. The first of two periods when I’ll allow you to work on this. However I want you to keep the grade related criteria (marking scheme) in front of you as you do so. It will allow you to focus on the correct areas.
Full Close Reading practice. One hour forty five minutes. This may take five minutes of your break but, believe me, it’ll be worth it.
Hamlet. See Tuesday.
We are about a fortnight away from the Prelim and making good progress. Language skills will be the priority so we I’ll introduce the next ‘Newspaper’ theme for February. Word choice and connotation.
Monday February 6th Hamlet Critical Essay
Friday February 10th Newspaper Work
By Prelim leave – Discursive next draft