The Purpose of this Blog
Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.
With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned??xml:namespace>
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
After this we looked at 5 quotes that revolved around Tennyson and his poems. A selected one said "Even in his prophetic optimism his melancholy is hovering near. T.S Elliot called him the saddest of all English poets." I said this could be argued as much of Tennyson's work that we have studied looks at depression or opression. Marianna and The Lady of Shallot are encclosed and not leading a very fruitful lifestyle.
Then, we were reminded what narrative was and then spoke about how most if not all questions will require you to tell 'how Tennyson tells the story'.
The main focus of the lesson was how to answer section 'Ab' with AO1, AO3 and AO4. The 5 points to doing it were:
1- Focus on the quesiton
2- DON'T WRITE AN INTRODUCTION THAT IS LONGER THAN A SENTENCE. (Not my choice to put this in capitals)
3- Give your view in relation to the question using evidence and context where relevant.
4- Give an alternate view in relation to the question using evidence and context where relevant.
5- Challenge the terms of the question.
After this we were given 30 mins (then cut to 20) to answer the question "The women in Tennyson's poems are presented as victims of a male world. How far do you agree?" We chose the word "victim" to 'challenge' at the end of our essay.
Then, after completing the essay we completed a haiku (some Japanese poem that has 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again) which was supposed to be about what we had learnt. I didn't hear that it was supposed to be about the lesson, so I wrote:
"Ab answers come
In various forms but none
are haikus like this."
-Read the perceptions of a changing world sheet' and make notes on it - about a page.
- Finish off the 'Ab' question.
- Read the examiners report sheet.
Anyway I'm off to watch the football. Peace.