ENGL210 Summarative Entry.

So a semester has come and gone, and it’s time to reflect on this unit and my own progress through it.

To start things off, I really enjoyed this unit. I’ve enjoyed Shakespeare’s work the moment my year 10 English Teacher put on Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. The beauty of the language, the harshness of the insults and the creativity of the two intertwining captivated me.

I think the unit was delivered extremely well by Michael, who I would like to say a big thank you too! The amount of effort you put into teaching your subjects doesn’t go unnoticed and I look forward to being in more units with you.

I enjoyed the three plays we looked at, but I think The Tempest may be my favourite due to the comedy aspect of the play. I look forward to reading more of Shakespeares works as prior to this unit had only ever really read/watched Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

Where I struggled, however, was the blog posts themselves. I really fell behind this time around and found myself playing catch up constantly. This was mainly due to personal issues so I won’t go into that but I think next time around I’ll definitely have to take more initiative and do them the day we get the topics.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this subject, the lectures were full of great knowledge and the tutorials were small enough to hear a vast arrange of views on the topics which allowed for great discussion.

Thank you again to Michael for putting the time and effort into us!


Summative Entry ENGL200.

I’m not entirely sure on what counts as a summative review but I assume it’s just a summary of the course, its content and my overall feelings on it.

There was a whole bunch of new content for me within this course, As I’ve honestly never really read old literature. And while I did find it tough dealing with the language differences from Jane Austen, I did find it quite enjoyable. I never thought I would be interested within most of the texts we had to read but they have surprisingly stuck with me, whether it be through the social differences shown by Jane Austenthe challenging of the education system by Charles Dickens. Or the thought-provoking tales from Tolstoy, which honestly were probably my favourite of the course.

And while I’m nervous on the exam I think I will do alright, and honestly that nervousness may be stemming from the lack of exams I’ve done over the years, it has been around 6 years since I ever had to sit down and do multiple exams!

To anyone interested in literature and the great authors of the 19th century I would definitely recommend this course, and I look forward to Shakespeare next semester with Michael.