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Assessment

From 2019/20, the assessment pattern will be as follows:

The assessment is:

  • (i) 2 x 800-1000 word close reading essays (required; submit in hard copy directly to you seminar tutor, not through Tabula)
  • (ii) 1 x 3,000 word (level 5) or 4,000 word (level 6) essay (50% of the final mark; submit electronically at the end of term 2 through Tabula)
  • (iii) 1 x 2 hour examination (50% of the final mark; scheduled by the Exams Office for term 3)

I: 2 x 800-1000 word close reading essays

The close reading exercises should be submitted in hard copy directly to tutors. You should not submit them through Tabula. The first close reading exercise is due in term 1, week 7. The second close reading exercise is due in term 2, week 4. Set texts for these exercises will be a poems or sections of poems from the module set text list and will be identified in each case 3 weeks before the submission deadline.

II: 1 x 3,000 or 4,000 word essay

Second year students will select one question from the list of essay questions supplied for the 3000-word essay. Final year students will select a question from a list supplied on which they will write a 4,000 word essay. This essay must be submitted through Tabula.

III: 1 x 2 hour examination

Revision sessions will be given in term 3 to help you prepare for the exam. Second year students and final year students take separate papers.