Monday, 1 April 2013
A230 - Reading and Studying Literature - An A-Z post
Welcome to the first post of this years A-Z Challenge! A huge thanks goes out to Arlee Bird, whose vision has brought us this brilliant annual blogging event. Without Arlee, none of us would have this event to look forward to throughout the year, and I for one am grateful as it was this very challenge last year that kick-started my blogging life.
A230 Reading and Studying Literature is the full name of the course I'm currently studying through the Open University. It's the first kind of literature study I've done since leaving high school *cough* years ago.
The course itself is broken up into three books, covering six different themes, and focuses on the 18th Century, Romantics and Victorians and the 20th Century.
There are six Tutor-Marked Assignments, of which I have now submitted four, and a final three hour written exam. The thought of the exam terrified me to begin with, but one thing I love about the course is that we get advanced notification of the topics to be assessed. This certainly helps to focus revision, and relieve the worry of the unknown.
Throughout this challenge I'm going to give a brief overview of some of the topics I've been studying, both as an aid to my own revision and also to share with you some of the authors and works I've been introduced to as a result.
I hope you enjoy this journey with me!
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