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Best Books of 2018

20 December 2018

The last six months were pretty dismal for me in terms of reading adult fiction. I just didn’t get my hands on the books that I wanted to... more

Should We Study Current Events in Language and Literature? A Partial Reaction to the 2018 Subject Report

25 October 2018

The subject report for the May 2018 examinations was recently released. I read it every year because it gives us insight into the course and... more

Subscriber comments

  • 16 Jan Christine Stevenage
    WT1 Tips
    Thank you, David! That was my understanding, too.
  • 16 Jan Chris Blendheim
    Getting started
    Is the new guide available anywhere yet? I'm going to a workshop on the new curriculum, and they require us to bring a copy of the guide. But I can't find it!
  • 16 Jan Susy Guidolin
  • 16 Jan Michael Lekich
    WT1 Tips
    This is very helpful--thank you!
  • 15 Jan Tim Pruzinsky
    WT1 Tips
    Hi Michael, One the one hand, it would be a shame if a student couldn't write a magazine style interview because they didn't exist for the text you're teaching at the time of publication. It seems to promote late 20th or 21st century literary...
  • 15 Jan Tim Pruzinsky
    Written tasks
    Hi Holly, Thanks for this. In that case, I would make sure the student makes it clear in the rationale it isn't a short story but is rather an additional chapter or an extension to a chapter. Often, it makes sense to use a sentence from...
  • 15 Jan Michael Lekich
    WT1 Tips
    Hello Tim and David, Some of my students would like to do their Written Tasks on A Doll's House or Pygmalion; so far so good. One of them wants to do a confessional blog written from Nora's point of view to highlight the differences between...
  • 15 Jan David McIntyre
    WT1 Tips
    Good question, Christine. The topic should be about the topic option. For example, a WT about persuasive language should address the topic of persuasive language; it isn't adequate to show an understanding of persuasive language through writing,...
  • 15 Jan David McIntyre
    WT2 Skills
    Hi Lorraine, The word count includes quotations. Kind regards, David
  • 15 Jan David McIntyre
    Hi Susy, It's a quick question, but there is no straightforward answer :)) Some schools will, others won't. Probably, however, you should ensure that you have a school policy that guides what you decide to do (all departments taking the same...
  • 15 Jan Christine Stevenage
    WT1 Tips
    Hi, I am fairly new to teaching this subject, and I have a question about the WT1. I f a student makes a strong enough case in the rationale for exploring a topic such as "textual bias" or "persuasive language" from parts 1 or 2 of the syllabus,...
  • 15 Jan Holly Spinelli
    Written tasks
    Hi Tim, Thank you for your speedy response. I re-read the student's rationale, and it looks as though it's an extension of a particular chapter from The Handmaid's Tale. It reads more like an addition to a backstory (further exploring a secondary...