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Yeats poetry, followed by A Streetcar Named Desire...
Anyone else examming tomorrow?
Maths tomorrow. But I'm okay at maths.
I really fucked up my lit exam. I read the texts and everything. But I'm rubbish at timed essays.
I didn't do any practice questions. Luckily tomorrow's is open-book, so the damage will be minimised.
I can manage that. Can I take it too?
Heh heh... you're old...
AS = Advanced Subsidiary.
The genius idea around it is to further compress the period in which students actually learn something about their chosen subject even further than it already is..
This is so there can be even more opportunities for The Authority to assess the progress of the nation's youth at wholly arbitrary stages in their learning so they can explain - using examples and showing working out - why students are brainer than they've ever been.
an english a level exam on paradise lost/hamlet. i'm meant to have learnt 100 quotes for it but haven't
i've also got 2 cc a levels - greek sculpture and the aeneid. again, i've not revised enough. learning 23 sculptures off by heart is no fun :(
Mine is on the poems of Emily dickinson and Aphra Behn's "The Rover". (she was a restoration playwright btw.) so it's a feminism fest. 100 quotes though! no way ahhhhh *panics*
i love them so much.
100 quotes is too many really, plus i have too many sculptures to learn. i'm trying not to worry too much though...
I'm pretty confident but have a horrible feeling I'm going to suddenly forget all my carefully learnt quotations once I sit down.
I also feel really complacent because I know i don't have to do that well to get an A, which is a terrible feeling.
the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and She Stoops To Conquer by Goldsmith if anyone was interested.
I never feel complacent.
I'm quite worried to be honest.
and i havn't really revised properly.
though i'm still fairly ok.
i wish i had done the poetry of gerard manley hopkins. i dislike chaucer.
Hopkins is basically like MDMA written down or something though, mmm
When I did them in 2003, they started tomorrow...if that makes sense.
I start my new Summer job tomorrow, although that's perhaps not quite as stressful as exams...
Good luck anyhow.
Othello and Chaucer.
it's open book.
therefore, it's EASY
A level English Lit. The Nun's Priest's Tale by Chaucer. I feel confidently underprepared.
The Nun's Priest's Tale is my favourite along with The Reeve's Tale and The Pardoner's Tale
Virgil vs. Homer: the final showdown
virgil is the more complete poet. his poetry is richer, his characters are more interesting, and he definitely existed :p.
Im going to study streetcar this year. Is it any good?
Its at times like these i can feel properly smug that ive finished all my exams. good luck
We had to cover it in 2 weeks though, and mostly in after school classes.
So we had no time to properly enjoy it.
For my dissertation I think im gonna do the themes of religion and all that goes with it, as explored in 3 of graham greenes novels. Good idea? Ive started brighton rock and its brill so far.
Im doing "advanced higher". I dont know how hard exactly it is compared to a levels, but it makes you sound well smart.
Imagine higher... EVEN MORE THAN THAT. well cool.
It's brilliant, and is all about religion.
It is soo beautiful. Really spare and human. It moved me, a hardened Atheist, to tears.
by marking everything as if you were a robot, to assessment objectives. it really is one big fat joke how they assess it, and how it really is sucking pretty any form of life and enthusiasm for the subject for so many 17 year olds (myself included).
also, i'm really rubbish at timed essays, i just can't do it.
(i did Blake's poetry + Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
but they're pretty bad too.
I totally ignore the assessment objectives and do fine. Ultimately, it all boils down to the same thing. To write about literature you have to be good at what the assessment objectives do. It's the marker that needs to separate them out. not you
at the end of the day, you either have exams which are marked subjectively or objectively. i'd rather they were marked objectively. this is the only way to do this, unfortunately. if you're good at the subject, you can both enjoy the literature and still be able to tailor your answers to what they want.
Only I think that an element of subjectivity does and OUGHT to come into the assessment of an arts subject. it's ridiculous for it not to.
here, have an E. or a U.
God, that was bad.
wasn't that bad mate.
mine was ok. but i really really really needed a piss half way through. it actually hurt.
it worked out ok though.
Or the exam...
I timed it badly, doing the last page or so in 10 minutes. I'll probably scrape a B, thanks to my coursework, and maybe next week's Shakespeare.
(Y) everything is A OK.
except the room was really hot and i couldn't concentrate :(
It asked about patriarchal societies, and there's always lots to write about them!
I hate exam weather! I was pretty down afterwards, but I put XO on by Elliott Smith, so I did all my wallowing in that 40 minute period :)
Also, the left ear of my in-ear headphones died :(
I need new ones.
for 5 minutes.
then we get our English lit pre-release bollocks.....means I've actually got to do some work instead of scouring the internet for junk to keep me occupied. Or playing the Sims.