All posts by Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

Hour Upon the Stage – Monologue

Create and present an original dramatic monologue from the point of view of a character in a book your have read.

Listen Up! – Persuasive Speech

Create and present a speech that expresses a clear point of view on a contentious subject.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow – Despair in Macbeth

Analysis of the language effects Shakespeare employs to reinforce the sense of despair Macbeth feels on learning of his wife’s death.

1.5 Formal Writing Assessment: Vaulting Ambition in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

This task is a culmination of our study of William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Macbeth. This is an opportunity to explore the techniques of language, structure and conventions of theatre that Shakespeare employed to convey his strongest themes

Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5: Unsex Me Here

In Act 1, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is introduced in full command of her power of evil persuasion. “unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty!”

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: Black and Deep Desires

Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Our first text in our study of Dire Ambition is William Skakespeare’s “Macbeth”. One of the world’s most famous studies of the corrupting effects of ambition and power.

Language Study: Example of an analytical paragraph

Example of an analytical paragraph: Whilst many are critical of the modifications to standard English that many, particularly young, people make when they speak and communicate online; I contend that these language effects are in

Spoken Language Study – Gather Your Data

An exploration of the sophistication and richness of the way we modify and elaborate on standard English to enrich our interpersonal communication. Stage 1: Transcribe an informal spoken conversation between yourself and someone you know.

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