Category: Writing

Formal Writing Assessment: Gattaca and the Early 20th Century

This task is a culmination of our study of Andrew Niccol’s Dystopian Film, Gattaca. This is an opportunity to put your writing skills to the test in the formal context. The goal is to match your writing style to the demands of the highly conceptual content.

Practice Paragraph Analysis

“Describe at least one idea that changed your perspective or point of view in the film.” As is common to all dystopias, the film Gattaca by Andrew Niccol deals with elements of our society that

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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