Lit Crit was re more than You ever wanted to know was re answers form Diana

Ven ven at
Sun Jun 10 20:49:08 EDT 2001

I wrote 
> > One of my friends horrified my with her opinion that for any' A' level
> > question there were 20 points you had to get in your essay, worth
> > 5 % of the marks each so doing well was just a question of
> > learning the right answers to as many of the standard questions as
> > possible. I'd gone about it believing they wanted to see an essay
> > that answered the question with reference to the text........ As an
> > English teacher Gill, can you tell me do the 20 points really exist?
> I can promise you they don't!

What a relief, I couldn't bear the thought that that was why I only 
got a "C" 

> The new AS is more prescriptive, and that worries me - English at A Level
> should be about enthusing the student and liberating the mind, not
> rote-learning.

> You may guess I have a bee in my bonnet.<g>


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