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I will place general material on this page for your reference and it will be one that you can copy into your scholarship portfolio so that you have the material at your fingertips.

It is also a good idea to copy the forums onto your scholarship portfolio.

Add your goodreads link.

Add any material you come across that you think will help you gain a wide,critical appreciation of literature and language in preparation for scholarship.

Introduction

Scholarship English Week 1

Scholarship starter activity to be completed before the end of next week:

Choose one of the questions below (taken from Level 3 intertextual study questions in the 3.2 paper) and write an essay of 600 - 800 words using two texts that you are familiar with. Post your essay on MyPortfolio and share with Mrs Burns and or Mr Rankin.

In your essay:

  • Start with a clear thesis
  • Demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation
  • Integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.
  • Be aware of author’s purpose and the effect the author is wanting to create on the reader – crafting techniques

 

LEVEL 3 2010

INTERTEXTUAL STUDIES

Discussion of one of the topics in this section should refer to at least TWO different written text types (genres).

22. “The best writing presents characters who are searching for a sense of ‘home’.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

23. “New Zealand writers create realistic and credible ‘landscapes’ for their readers.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

24. “Good writing provides a series of complex events and feelings that give insight into human nature.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

 

LEVEL 3 2009

INTERTEXTUAL STUDIES

Discussion of one of the topics in this section should refer to at least TWO different written text types (genres).

Either:

22. “Even the simplest story must contain facts of ‘money and blood’ in order to be interesting.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

Or:

23. “The best writing presents confused characters living lives of trouble and turmoil.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

Or:

 

24. Grand themes, simply presented, enable readers to emotionally connect with a key character (or characters).”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

LEVEL 3 2008

INTERTEXTUAL STUDIES

Discussion of one of the options in this section should refer to at least TWO different written text types

(genres).

Either:

22. “Within texts of different types it is easy to show similar issues.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

Or:

23. “How characters interrelate can help show the development of ideas across a range of texts.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

Or:

24. New Zealanders are lonely people, at the end of the world, talking to themselves.”

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Respond to this question with close reference to at least TWO written texts of different genres you have studied.

 

 

LEVEL 3 2007

INTERTEXTUAL STUDIES

Discussion of one of the options in this section should refer to at least TWO different written text types (genres).

Either:

22.    There is a recognisable representation of New Zealand in texts written by New Zealanders. To what extent do you agree with this view?
Your response should include close reference to examples of at least TWO different written genres you have studied.

Or:

23.    Social criticism is common to many written text types. To what extent do you agree with this view?
Your response should include close reference to examples of at least TWO different written genres you have studied.

Or:

24.    The fact that different written text types often treat a particular matter differently enhances our understanding of the matter in question. To what extent do you agree with this view?
Your response should include close reference to examples of at least TWO different written genres you have studied.

Tuesday 12th July

Today we are going to:

1. organise texts you are familiar with into themes.

2. make a note of other texts you could dip into in the holidays to expand your understanding of two or more themes.

3. start a forum discussion on one of the themes by commenting on how at least two texts have treated that theme and asking your colleagues whether they agree with you or pose a challenging question linked to your topic. If a forum has already been started on that theme then contribute to that forum.

( This exercise will also be useful for your 3.7 research. We will be sharing the 3.7 research findings with everyone in the scholarship group to enhance your understanding of literature).

TASK:

1. Use the link provided in the box below to explore themes related to the texts you are already familiar with and add other texts that link to those themes that you could look at later. (1 and 2 above )

2. Carry out the forum discussion guidelines listed in 3 above.

Literary Themes

Use this link to help you find texts for further study around themes you are already familiar with:

http://nceawidereading.wikispaces.com/home

Preparation for Scholarship English 2011

iLearn

Click on this link for iLearn where you will find resources for Scholarship under Topic 10 so remember to scroll down.

http://ilearn.mrgs.school.nz/course/view.php?id=130

NZQA

NZQA (some resources have already been uploaded for you under 'Resources' below.

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/scholarship/scholarship-subjects/scholarship-english

Goodreads

The Book thief             On the Road

 

http://www.goodreads.com/

Click on the above link and register as a user on goodreads.com.

Tthen add all the books you have read since year 11 (or equivalent and above standard before Year 11) or know something about to see what a wide selection of literature you can already draw on for scholarship.

For the review, if you have time, mention the major themes as one of the activities  will be to group books and plays, films and other literary material that you are familiar with, together under different themes to see which ones would be good for you to focus on.

Scholarship English Forums/Discussions

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