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So we are starting our NEA, in which we have to compare a literary and non-literary text about WW1. We have already been given a few texts to choose from, but I am honestly struggling. I really want to do the representations of women in the war, and I have looked at the possibility of using “testament of youth” for my literary text. I don’t have any ideas for my non-literary text yet!!!???
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So we are starting our NEA, in which we have to compare a literary and non-literary text about WW1. We have already been given a few texts to choose from, but I am honestly struggling. I really want to do the representations of women in the war, and I have looked at the possibility of using “testament of youth” for my literary text. I don’t have any ideas for my non-literary text yet!!!???
Does your non-literary text have to be a full-length work? If not, perhaps you could consider a speech? You could check out this site for WWI non-lit resources: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/ww1.htm
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So we are starting our NEA, in which we have to compare a literary and non-literary text about WW1. We have already been given a few texts to choose from, but I am honestly struggling. I really want to do the representations of women in the war, and I have looked at the possibility of using “testament of youth” for my literary text. I don’t have any ideas for my non-literary text yet!!!???
How are you defining 'non-literary'? What texts have been suggested for you to look at? Let me know the answers, and I can probably suggest a few texts to get you going. Perhaps a starting-point for you would be to go to the AQA website, and have a look at their 'Resource Package : Non-Exam Assessment' guidance - just to clarify what's required. It's excellent that you've already got a line of thinking (reps of women) with which to start this part of the A Level.
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How are you defining 'non-literary'? What texts have been suggested for you to look at? Let me know the answers, and I can probably suggest a few texts to get you going. Perhaps a starting-point for you would be to go to the AQA website, and have a look at their 'Resource Package : Non-Exam Assessment' guidance - just to clarify what's required. It's excellent that you've already got a line of thinking (reps of women) with which to start this part of the A Level.
Hi, the non - literary suggestions are things such as:
Transcripts of key political speeches
Propaganda posters or other documents Contemporary News Reports
Modern media coverage
Child-directed language e.g. children’s books, textbooks
Military documents, e.g. battle reports, medal citations, instructional texts
Personal letters Diaries
Transcribed Speech – e.g. interviews or spoken accounts
Any other appropriate non-literary text.

I’m really just struggling to find two texts that I can compare, in which I will have enough to say about the representations of women.

Thank you
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You could use the following sources as a starting point:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...hotos-memories
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/p...acks/women.htm
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...mens-war-work/
This also looks interesting: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endell-Stre...4669908&sr=8-2
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(Original post by Islaludgate)
Hi, the non - literary suggestions are things such as:
Transcripts of key political speeches
Propaganda posters or other documents Contemporary News Reports
Modern media coverage
Child-directed language e.g. children’s books, textbooks
Military documents, e.g. battle reports, medal citations, instructional texts
Personal letters Diaries
Transcribed Speech – e.g. interviews or spoken accounts
Any other appropriate non-literary text.

I’m really just struggling to find two texts that I can compare, in which I will have enough to say about the representations of women.

Thank you
No problem! Depending on the angle you're taking, it's amazing what Googling 'Women in WW1' will bring! There are lots of bits and pieces you could have a look through, if you do that search, including some material on the BBC site. Otherwise, https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/teac...sources?page=2 is quite helpful, as is http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/p...acks/women.htm. In terms of maybe more literary texts, you could try 'Not So Quiet' (Helen Zenna Smith), or 'The Return of the Soldier' (Rebecca West). Poetry-wise, there's 'Scars Upon My Heart' (edited by Catherine Reilly), which is a really useful anthology. I hope this helps a bit! Let me know how you get on, and we could consider possible titles.
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