October 24th, 2005
In a postht aimed at my sthpeculative partnersth in sthtudy
From the Marker's Notes...
"Better responses achieved synthesis of texts in relation to their argument which flowed clearly. They also steered clear of the history of the genre."
*Sigh* Better responses steered clear of the history of the genre eh? Well that's about 6 hours of listening to certain teachers that is quite USELESS >.<
"Better responses had a strong intellectual grasp of the conventions of the genre, its development and hybridity."
So maybe Vinesy's advice will live to see another day...
I cannot wait until it's over >.< Burn Ext Burn.
Current Mood: apathetic
or else just insanely prepared.
i am terrified and incredibly unprepared. thinking about that exam makes me nearly cry :/
we've spent the year leading up to this exam doing a combination of nothing and doing the entire course completely wrong :S I'm still so confused about the whole damn thing, that exam will be DEATH
DEATH I TELL YOU!!!!!
well while i too feel a sense of forboding over this exam, like i won't be able to write a teacher-worthy essay of genius quality that they seem to expect, i think overall i've done all i can do and i'll just see what happens. still a week left though! heeeeaps of time :P compared to how much prep i usually have hehehe.
Ext ext...im more worried about ancient at the moment.
i discovered that i can rememeber nothing about athenian women because i never did anything to do with athenian women and am trying to decide whether it would be wise to learn one society more than other, banking on the fact that it is possible to get away with not doing an essay on one society since egypt is both soicty and HP/
and fuck perikles man!
what a loser.
that was only our trial question though?
and somehow i have tonnes of stuff on athenian women. its in my typed notes. i don't know where the info came from, but it must be in your pile somewhere also :P
lol "evaluate pericles' (i refuse to use a k hehe) legacy" = he was a loser. the end. damn warmonger. egotistical plague-inducing fool.
But...but...to understand the conventions and development of the genre, you HAVE to talk about its history!
*babbles to self in corner*
i'm quite happy to leave the history alone :)
i think development is more like how it merges into new sub-genres and they start writing dystopias and whatnot, rather than "it all started with frankenstein. no wait, utopia. NO WAIT plato's republic, oh but let's go all the way back to predynastic egyptian LEGENDS WHY DON'T WE??!!!" *breathe breathe*
maybe ancient pre-evolved humans were composing speculative fiction in the way they arranged their bones when they died. i mean the tree they found growing out of a skull is highly symbolic of its contextual values i think. maybe the amino acids in the primordial ocean soup of the world were coming up with didactic purposes when they created THEIR 'imaginary world' ooo reality is an illuuuuusion leading us to question our own societal context.
i'll stop myself here.
*gasps at asthma puffer*