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    Hey I was just curious for the dissertation in English how do people tend to come up with the question for their piece? Do you pick the texts first, then read them and review the themes and etc before deciding on question..? I've picked to do AH next year however my teacher, who is the principle head, would like to have a rough idea beforehand of the texts that we would want to do so we can read them over the summer hols and possibly even a question.
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    1) Pick texts that you enjoy (there's nothing worse than hating a book and having to spend basically the whole year on it)
    2) Make sure they have a common theme (i.e. mines was relationships and the dysfunctional nature of them)
    3) The question (or statement of intent as it is called) will come naturally after you have read and finalised all your texts. The best idea is to think about the similarities and differences between all of your texts and that will give you a rough plan and hopefully a question.
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    (Original post by scottish19)
    1) Pick texts that you enjoy (there's nothing worse than hating a book and having to spend basically the whole year on it)
    2) Make sure they have a common theme (i.e. mines was relationships and the dysfunctional nature of them)
    3) The question (or statement of intent as it is called) will come naturally after you have read and finalised all your texts. The best idea is to think about the similarities and differences between all of your texts and that will give you a rough plan and hopefully a question.
    Okay, thanks, though I'm not really a fanatical reader like ive only recently (like in the past year) been buying more books to read, and so I'm really know where to begin :confused: I'm in the process of finishing The Magus by John Fowles, and in school we're currently doing a shakespeare text and one flew over the cuckoo's nest along with other stuff for our exams so they be quite helpful for AH, I'll just note down stuff and see where I get to
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    Just be careful about using texts you've already used. At my school, they didn't allow us to do this but I don't know if that was just our school or whether it across the board.

    Good luck anyway! I'm sure you'll be fine. The dissertation is quite a daunting task at first but things naturally start to come together. Have a look on here (TSR) because there is some other threads where people have posted their combination of texts and what they intend to study/studied about them.
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    (Original post by scottish19)
    Just be careful about using texts you've already used. At my school, they didn't allow us to do this but I don't know if that was just our school or whether it across the board.

    Good luck anyway! I'm sure you'll be fine. The dissertation is quite a daunting task at first but things naturally start to come together. Have a look on here (TSR) because there is some other threads where people have posted their combination of texts and what they intend to study/studied about them.
    Thanks my friend was looking through my notebook and came across a page about dissertation ideas and she looked at the books and she said that i should not alway go for the 'adult books' which i dont really get as most of them were classic literature.. meh :P
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    I was thinking about doing AH English, but am sticking to French instead. Although I have to admit, AH does sounds A LOT better than Higher.
 
 
 
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