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Friday, August 31, 2007

Year 3 Lit CourseWork


Have replied to all who submitted your drafts, even the late ones, if your draft reached my mailbox by today. Will no longer be responding to any more drafts from today onwards except:
1) if you need me to clarify my blue comments in your draft which I've emailed back to you (just email your queries to me)
2) verbal feeback when school starts next term BEFORE the deadline (u must come see me with ur draft).

DEADLINE: 12 Sep 2007 Wed before 5pm. Only PRINTED copy of your final draft will be accepted.
Be reminded that this will constitute 20% of your lit exam grade at the end of this year.
Be also forewarned about the consequences of plagiarism!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Year 3 Lit Essay on MB

With reference to te whole of Act 2 Scene 2, comment on its dramatic significance and how it sheds light on the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

DEADLINE: 10 Sep 2007 by 5pm.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Year 5 Lit Conferencing Reminder

In case you didn't realise, the conferencing sessions for your World Lit assignments start next week, i.e. Mon.
Refer to my previous blog entry dated 16 July for more details.

On the appointed day, come see me with the following:
1) your draft (be forewarned about the penalty for PLAGIARISM! whether unwittingly or otherwise)
2) filled up checklist (downloadable here:
3) specific questions that you my have

Do note that a copy of your draft should have been passed to me at least two days before the scheduled appt.

For the 14 Sep deadline, be aware that you need to submit two things:
1) your final draft version (with a cover page outlining your name and school)
2) a copy of the draft which you showed me during the conferencing session

Do NOT email me anything!


Year 6 Lit National Day 'Treat'!

Comparison Essay on the two unseen poems...refer to the handout given in class.

Note comparative structure in your writing.
Submit Qn paper with your script.

DEADLINE: 13 Aug 2007 Mon


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Year 3 Lit Course Work

Choose either ONE of the two questions below:

1) Macbeth
Discuss the influence of the Witches and Lady Macbeth on Macbeth. To what extent is each responsible for his crimes? Use material from Act 1 and 2 only.

2) Lord of the Flies
Simon says: “Maybe there is a beast.”
Ralph says: “But there isn’t a beast.”
Jack says: “We’ll make sure when we go hunting.”

How does William Golding use the “beast” in the novel as a whole?

You should write about:
• what the “beast” may symbolise
• the way the boys’ ideas about the “beast” change
• what effect the “beast” has on the boys.

- The coursework component will constitute 20% of your final exam grade at the end of this year.
- Your essay must be type-written.
- word length: about 600-800 words
- remember to have a proper structure(intro, conclusion, one point per para, topic sentence, Point-Quote-Comment format, etc.)
- You will email me your first draft and I will email back to you with comments which you will use to do an improved version.
- Your final draft must be a printed hard copy; emails will NOT be entertained.
- Do remember to include the qn and your name in your script
Submission of 1st draft via email: any time before 23rd August (Thur)

Submission of final printed copy: 12 September (Wed)


Year 5 Lit Poetry Presentation

The assessment for this will be in two parts:
1)Presentation -- every member of the group will receive the same grade for this group presentation
2)Written essay based on presentation -- individual submission and individual grade to be awarded

For presentation, all members of the group must speak up....Basically, you are required to 'teach' the poem to the class and make the link to the Gothic where applicable.

Presentation starts next Monday....For "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Lady of Shalott", the various parts of the poem will be presented on the same day.

Written essay is due TWO days after presentation (e.g. present on Mon; submit essay on Wed)