Archive for April, 2010

Academic Literacy Presentation

April 22, 2010

ENGL1003 – English Language and Academic Literacy Support Presentation – APRIL 2010

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English language and academic literacy support sessions

April 9, 2010

FAO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS – ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ACADEMIC LITERACY SUPPORT SESSIONS

TWO ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ACADEMIC LITERACY SUPPORT SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 15th APRIL

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND BUT THESE SESSIONS MAY BE PARTICULARLY HELPFUL FOR THOSE WHO SCORED 55% OR LOWER IN EITHER THEIR FIRST TEST (PASSAGE TO INDIA) OR THEIR FIRST ESSAY (INDIAN SHORT STORIES)

THE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY 15th APRIL – 9.00-9.45 IN U11 (UMTHOMBO BUILDING)

AND THEN AGAIN THURSDAY 15th APRIL – 13.00-13.45 in U2 (UMTHOMBO BUILDING)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DR. JOHN MASTERSON (john.masterson@wits.ac.za) OR MS. SARAH BROWNE (nebridia@gmail.com)

SA Poetry Essay Queston

April 9, 2010

2010 ENGL1003

ESSAY QUESTION ON SOUTH AFRICAN POETRY

DUE DATE: MONDAY 3 MAY, 2010, 8.00 – 14.00, SH 3022/3

Write a critical analysis of ‘To learn how to speak’ by Jeremy Cronin. Pay attention to the way in which form conveys meaning, highlighting elements that convey a local flavour and significance to the poem.

Note: As preparation for your critical analysis, you should

i) consider the different ways in which form conveys meaning in poetry.

ii) do some contextual research into the life and historical background of the poet.

iii) explore the meanings of particular South African words and the effect of their use on the poem’s meaning.

Mafeking Road Test

April 1, 2010

1st YEAR STUDENTS – MAFEKING ROAD TEST REMINDER

YOUR MAFEKING ROAD TEST WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES – PLEASE BE AT THE EXAMS HALL, CENTRAL BLOCK APPROX. 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TEST IS DUE TO BEGIN

DIAGONAL A – TUESDAY 13th APRIL – 10.15-11.00 – EXAMS HALL, CENTRAL BLOCK

DIAGONAL D – TUESDAY 13th APRIL – 14.15-15.00 – EXAMS HALL, CENTRAL BLOCK

NB – YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING ANY NOTES INTO THE EXAMS HALL