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I chose "Way To Go" by Alan Spence. Has anyone else done this for their personal study before? Any tips on what I could write about?
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Bump: Decided to do 1984 instead
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Try sparks notes the give you essay questions and quotes
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Try sparks notes the give you essay questions and quotes
Thanks

What did you pick for your PS?
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What did you pick for your PS?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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I thinking about doing either How late it was, how late or 1984.
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Everyone and their gran does 1984.

Or Austen.

Or Orwell.

If you're up for it think about studying a book you've read but doesn't on the surface scream out "I HAVE THEMES AND IMAGERY AND SYMBOLISM" to you. It's much more rewarding in my opinion to know you've done something original.

Then again if you're just wanting to get the tick in the box disregard everything I just said. :p:
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if you're uncertain, i recommend doing wuthering heights :yep:
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Everyone and their gran does 1984.

Or Austen.

Or Orwell.

If you're up for it think about studying a book you've read but doesn't on the surface scream out "I HAVE THEMES AND IMAGERY AND SYMBOLISM" to you. It's much more rewarding in my opinion to know you've done something original.

Then again if you're just wanting to get the tick in the box disregard everything I just said. :p:
Screw that lol, I just want it over with, I suck at english as it is.
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What do you guys think of How late it was, how late by James Kelman?
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Don't just pick pick books that have been recommended to you by teachers.

Have you ever read that book before? Do you enjoy it? If so, fair enough - go for it!

However if you pick a book that you love you will have much more positive things to say about it. You will find the essay easier (or talk) and you won't feel like you've had to do lots of hard work.

A few of my friends did twilight. I did two poems which I really love.
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Ugh, I am finding 1984 so hard to get into. I HATE ENGLISH!
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Do a less generic book, it'll be more interesting for the teacher to read :yep:
And make sure it's a book you really enjoy; that makes the whole process a hell of a lot easier tbh.
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I'm leaving school, and I'll be doing my Highers in college. I hope to takes notes over the summer and then when I go, I'll have them all nice and ready for the lectuer. Thank god for sparknotes.
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I'm going to disagree with almost every other post...

Do something you can get lots of notes on, i.e. spark notes, academic articles and journals. I'd recommend 'The Lord of the Flies', '1984', 'The Great Gatsby', 'To Kill a Mockingbird' amongst others- you will find considerable academic commentary on these online. Your teacher won't give two hoots if someone's studied Austen before, otherwise why would Austen be taught at degree level? You can always take a new angle on a book, in fact this is more likely to indicate more skill than simply studying a text that no other student has. Plus, if I remember correctly, the personal study is just pass or fail so there's certainly no point in making it any harder than it needs to be!

Good luck!
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I did 1984 for my personal study too, wrote about symbolism if I remember rightly, for my advanced higher english dissertation I am going along the same distopian, alternative society type lines and doing the handmaids tale, a brave new world, and possible the bell jar... I would recomend you read at least one of these to give you a better understanding of 1984.
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Oh yeah, I would encourage you to do what people are calling generic books, the more literary the better if you ask me. Go for a classic.
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Errr posted this post in the wrong thread.. help anyone?

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...&postcount=195
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(Original post by Sweet by and by)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I done that too for my int 2 personal study last year, was a really good book and lots to write about.
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i'm either doing lord of the flies or sunset song.
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