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The Art of Writing English Literature Essays

The Art of Writing English Literature Essays Author Michael Meally
ISBN-10 099307782X
Release 2015-07-26
Pages 260
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This updated and expanded version for the new A-level specifications features extra sections on tragedy, comedy, stagecraft in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and advice on how to analyse an extract from a Shakespeare play. Whatever texts you're studying, the book will help you achieve top grades in A-level Literature. Featuring detailed analysis of a rich and eclectic mix of canonical A-level texts, from 'King Lear' to 'Frankenstein' and 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' covers everything you need to know to master high level literary discussion. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book takes readers through the art of close reading, through planning and writing essays and on to the tricky arts of using critics and contexts effectively. A book on how to read Literature, as well as how to write about it, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the highest grades.

The Art of Writing English Literature Essays

The Art of Writing English Literature Essays Author Neil C Bowen
ISBN-10 0993077811
Release 2014-10-16
Pages 150
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If you're revising for English Literature GCSE, this is the book for you. No matter what text you're reading, poetry, a play or a novel, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the top grades. Written in a lively, accessible style, featuring model paragraphs and exemplar essays on key GCSE texts such as 'An Inspector Calls', 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest', the book takes readers through the process of planning and writing A* quality English Literature essays.

Teaching English Literature 16 19

Teaching English Literature 16   19 Author Carol Atherton
ISBN-10 9781136310409
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 232
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Teaching English Literature 16 – 19 is an essential new resource that is suitable for use both as an introductory guide for those new to teaching literature and also as an aid to reflection and renewal for more experienced teachers. Using the central philosophy that students will learn best when actively engaged in discussion and encouraged to apply what they have learnt independently, this highly practical new text contains: discussion of the principles behind the teaching of literature at this level; guidelines on course planning, pedagogy, content and subject knowledge; advice on teaching literature taking into account a range of broader contexts, such as literary criticism, literary theory, performance, publishing, creative writing and journalism; examples of practical activities, worksheets and suggestions for texts; guides to available resources. Aimed at English teachers, teacher trainees, teacher trainers and advisors, this resource is packed full of new and workable ideas for teaching all English literature courses.

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond Author Charlene Gill
ISBN-10 9781599637594
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 249
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Provides tips and techniques for writing reports, term papers, and essays, including information about grammar, brainstorming, and research.

Mr Bruff s Guide to A Level English Literature

Mr Bruff s Guide to A  Level English Literature Author Kerry Lewis
ISBN-10 1520865317
Release 2017-03-18
Pages 138
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Are you studying A' Level English Literature? Are you keen to do well? Mr Bruff's Guide to A' Level English Literature explains everything you need to know about the assessment objectives.* After all, how can you tailor your ideas unless you know what the examiner's looking for?At A' level, you're expected to develop informed opinions of your own. But how? Use this book as a starting point. It discusses contexts and introduces literary theory, literary movements and literary genres. It also shows you how to blend the views of others into your writing. Mr Bruff's Guide to A' Level English Literature models practical examples...there's even an essay in a bonus chapter!This handy resource explains the writing skills that you need. It also reviews and builds on your knowledge of terminology, structure, form and language.Struggling to plan and write a comparative essay? There's a chapter on how to do this. Doing the full A' level and confused about how to cite your wider reading in your coursework? Mr Bruff's Guide to A' Level English Literature has a detailed chapter on how to how to write footnotes and a bibliography.This guide is a must for any serious student of English Literature: at �4.99, it's a sound investment in your future!

The Art of Poetry Vol 6

The Art of Poetry  Vol 6 Author Neil Bowen
ISBN-10 0995467129
Release 2017-01-04
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Written especially for bright GCSE students (and their teachers), The Art of Poetry, Volume 6, provides incisive and engaging critical essays on each of the poems from AQA's Power & Conflict poetry cluster. In addition to the essays, the book includes teaching and revision activities as well as advice on key skills such as analysing unseen poetry and comparing poems. If you're aiming to achieve a top grade in your Literature GCSE or you're just interested in developing your appreciation of poetry, this is the book for you!

The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry Author Neil Bowen
ISBN-10 0993077870
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 122
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Volume 2 of 'The Art of Poetry' focuses on the Forward Poems of the Decade anthology, an A-level set text for Edexcel examination board. Written for students as well as teachers, volume 2 features incisive critical essays on fourteen set poems, as well as lesson ideas and creative revision activities to stimulate critical engagement with this exciting and challenging text. Due out later this year, Volume 3 will feature essays on the remaining fourteen poems.

Against Interpretation

Against Interpretation Author Susan Sontag
ISBN-10 9781466853522
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 336
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First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," Against Interpretation includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing Author Joseph Gibaldi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049642161
Release 1998
Pages 343
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Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief Author Josh Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780446550727
Release 2008-10-13
Pages 288
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Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball. BEYOND BELIEF details the events that led up to the derailment. Josh explains how a young man destined for fame and wealth could allow his life to be taken over by drugs and alcohol. But it is also the memoir of a spiritual journey that breaks through pain and heartbreak and leads to the rebirth of his major-league career. Josh Hamilton makes no excuses and places no blame on anyone other than himself. He takes responsibility for his poor decisions and believes his story can help millions who battle the same demons. "I have been given a platform to tell my story" he says. "I pray every night I am a good messenger."

How to Write Better Essays

How to Write Better Essays Author Bryan Greetham
ISBN-10 9781137293350
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 328
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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest Author Cixin Liu
ISBN-10 9781466853430
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 480
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This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead. The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 1416550607
Release 2006-12-15
Pages 304
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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

I Got This

I Got This Author Laurie Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780062677334
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 240
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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller! Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos! At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true—and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team. After winning gold in Rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. Nicknamed “the Human Emoji” for her wide-eyed and animated expressions, Laurie continued to dance her way into everyone’s hearts while competing on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she was the youngest-ever winner of the Mirrorball Trophy. Poignant and funny, Laurie’s story is about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. She talks about her loving family, her rigorous training, her intense sacrifices, and her amazing triumphs. Be prepared to fall in love with and be mesmerized by America’s newest sweetheart all over again.

Feminine Gospels

Feminine Gospels Author Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN-10 9781447206897
Release 2012-12-13
Pages 80
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In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door. ‘Part of Duffy’s talent – besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety – is her ventriloquism . . . From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets – that is, she makes it look easy’ Charlotte Mendelson, Observer

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Author Sijie Dai
ISBN-10 9780375413094
Release 2001
Pages 197
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During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird Author Anne Lamott
ISBN-10 0307424987
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 272
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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"