THE INDIVIDUAL STUDY. Especially: “Supporting Material” the best process text choices. 1. Appropriate choice of text for the task . Texts we enjoy as entertainment may not be suitable for this purpose. Constraints on Selection of Texts for Individual Study.
from the SACE Board’s English Learning Area Manual
from English Learning Area Manual, SSABSA
because it helps you to demonstrate that you are refining your analysis/skills.
10. You should include questions you want answered and later, remember to discuss possible solutions you found.
13. Consider the title of the texts.
Pride & Prejudice
100 Years of Solitude
E.g. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
To Kill A Mockingbird
E.g. When he was nearly thirteen…
E.g. … nearly thirteen …
E.g. … my brother Jem got his arm …
(How did it happen toJem? Who did it tohim?)
E.g. … badly broken at the elbow.
(badly broken at the elbow)
E.g. The first page of To Kill A Mockingbird consciously delays our suspense about Jem’s arm with an extreme digression (via an almost naïve narrative voice: the child Scout) through a family history that even leads to the US Civil War – a narrative device like that of a zoom camera, moving out from the detail of a boy’s elbow to geopolitical history. This establishes both the digressive nature of Scout’s laid back Southern style and Maycomb’s sleepy rural setting, as well as subtly placing a coming of age story into the social history of American racism.
1. A novel and a film of the same novel, or an author study, can be problematic because there is often not enough to support a detailed study. There are lots of similarities but not much to really generate a good Study.