Homework over Christmas. Examples to be posted later.
See www.thequillguy.com for homework: read newspapers and read short stories.
Minimum – 30 minutes
Read every day a newspaper article. Three things you learn for at least three articles, ideally five. See www.thequillguy.com for list of newspapers and example. Read the columnists.
– MP sacked for Nazi party costume could damage the PM due to close ties.
– As part of damage limitation, a trip to Austwitz was organised, but not completed.
– The MP was part of a drinking club in Oxford university, which the article attempts to associate as relevant to his actions.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ – Left-wing newspaper. See as traditionally aimed at students, can be high-brow. See the columnists in particular. Very good sports pages (!)
http://www.independent.co.uk/ – Left-wing newspaper. Recently moved towards a more tabloid-style reporting than before. Attempts to vary style of broadsheet reporting. Famous columnists, recently embroiled in controversy.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html – Tabloid, very right-wing. Usually has an attacking, negative writing style, and is very popular for it. Regular columnists, often well-written.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ – Broadsheet, right-wing. Sells less than Daily Mail but perhaps more balanced in its writing.
Sun and The Mirror – “Red-top” tabloid newspapers, should be read for evidence of bias and exaggerated writing style, especially when compared to the broadsheets.
Should – up to 2 hours
Read all short stories again. Create a comparison chart for at least one device between every story. (minimum 4.) See www.thequillguy.com for examples.
Could – up to 4 hours
Read OMAM again. Create a comparison chart between two different characters/themes.