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FACULTY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES


A230B: Reading and Studying Literature2
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Content

Language
and
Organiza
tion

Earned Mark

The Victorian era is the golden age of colonization that enlarged Britain into a kingdom on which
the sun never sets. This enlargement was not always positive but brought with it an ominous
harvest to Britain and the colonies. With some minor success stories of the white man
upholding his burden towards the colonized such as The Beach of Falesa, the bulk of literary
works testify to the contrary such as The Sign of Four. Discuss how Doyle presents the colonial
project as a threat to the British home while Stevenson presents a milder version of a quasi
successful relation between the colonizers and colonized. Has the life experience of both writers
affected their perspectives on the nature of the relationship and the contact zone; Stevenson
being an actual intellectual immigrantwhile Doyle a theorist depending on second hand
?experience and secondary written sources
Important guidelines:
.Use of E-library is a credit to your essay. Make sure the sources are academic .1
Divide your articles into five paragraphs and discuss each question in a separate paragraph .2
.with examples and quotations from the novel
.The word count should range from 1500-2000 words .3
Revise the final document before submitting your TMA to avoid typos and grammatical .4
.mistakes
.Use the MLA style of documentation .5
Make sure that you include the official TMA cover. Do not include the question or marking .6
.grid in your soft document
Helpful sources:
1. Brantlinger, P. (1988) Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism 1830-1914,
Ithaca, Cornell University Press.
2. Chakravarty, G. (2005) The Indian Muting and the British Imagination, Cambridge,
Cambridge University Press.
3. Herbert, C. (2008) War of No Pity: The Indian Mutiny and the Victorian Trauma,
Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press.
4. Colley, A.C. (2004) Robert Louis Stevenson and the Colonial Imagination, Aldershot,
Ashgate.
5. Jolly, R. (2009) Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific: Travel, Empire, and the Authors
Profession, Aldershot, Ashgate.
6. Sborgi, I. (2007) Home in the South Seas, Journal of Stevenson Studies, vol. 4,
pp.185-98.
Marking Descriptor
LANGUAGE & ORGANIZATION

CONTENT

- Has an introduction defining plan of


essay.
- Body divided into several paragraphs
- Conclusion which directly relates
arguments to topic.

Excellent answers showing confident


and wide-ranging knowledge of core
material, good understanding of any
relevant theory, and a capacity to
address the question in a structural,

GRAD
E
A
(18-20)

- Evidence that essay has been edited.


- Error-free grammar & register.
- Wide range of specialized
terminology.
- Consistent in-text citation and form
of referencing
- First four criteria above maintained
- Demonstrates extensive grammar
control.
- Terminology specialized but
less
varied.
- Minor Inconsistency in in-text
citation and referencing

direct and effective way, thoughtfully


and with insight. Originality of
thought or ideas from outside the
course are an added asset. Examples
are to the point.

Very good answers showing secure


knowledge of course materials.
Adopting an analytical approach and
providing
relevant
discussion
covering most of the key issues.
Distinguished from A answers by
being less insightful or by showing
less comprehensive knowledge of the
course.
- Introduction and/or conclusion short Competent
answers
reflecting
but still satisfactory.
adequate knowledge of the more
- Evidence of editing.
directly relevant course material and
- Less grammar control than above.
concepts, with reasonable structure
- Good range of specialized and adequate coherence related to the
terminology.
question set.
- Inconsistent in in-text citation and
referencing
- Introduction and/or conclusion short Answers
which
omit
some
but acceptable.
concepts /evidence and/or lack
- no evidence of editing.
coherence /structure, and/or make
- Few grammatical errors that impede minor errors while still demonstrating
communication.
basic understanding. Or Bare pass
- Above average range of specialized answers which show awareness of
terminology.
some relevant material and attempt to
- Slightly confused introduction and/or relate it to the question.
conclusion, but body still fair.
- No evidence of editing.
- Some error types that impede
communication.
- Fair range of specialized terminology.
- Inaccurate in-text citation and
referencing
- No introduction and /or no Answers which attempt to draw upon
conclusion.
relevant material but do not reflect
- Body badly organized or irrelevant.
sufficient knowledge of the course
- Poor grammar control (extremely and/or neglect the focus required by
limited range of grammar & register).
the question, and/or are incomplete in
- Limited or not specialized range of some important aspects whilst being
terminology.
acceptable in others.
- No in-text citations and no

+B to B
(16-17)

+C to C
(14-15)

(10-13)

F
Below
10

referencing