Monthly Archives: August 2016

Poetry Analysis: Essay One [‘B’-grading, 2000/2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's essay on 'To Autumn' and the 'Cuckoo Song' ('B' grading, 2000/2001).

In the first stanza, there is a definite tactile quality apparent. In foregrounding the fruit, warmth and weight of the season- particularly its early, ripening nature- Keats gives us a ‘feel’ for Autumn; “And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core”. A feeling of abundance is demonstrated through “fruitfulness”, “maturing”, and “fruit”: these key descriptions are echoed for effect – Keats is celebrating the physical landscape of the season.[…]

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‘The Color Purple’ [Alice Walker]: Essay One [‘B++’, 2000/2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's essay on 'The Color Purple' ('B++' grading, 2000/2001).

Throughout “The Color Purple”, letters are written by Celie to God/Nettie and by Nettie to Celie in reply. This epistolary form relates to the image of quilting, symbolising community spirit, independence and working. There are patterns in the letters. Women are traditionally family writers, demonstrated by the fact that historians study female letters. Both objective and subjective views can be put across to the reader. One final point about this style is that the letters are undated: they don’t firmly tell us which time period it is set in, although clues can be found in the text. Employing the epistolary form as she does, Alice Walker highlights Celie’s feelings of helplessness and loneliness – she has only God to write to.[…]

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‘The Color Purple’ [Alice Walker]: Essay Two {17 out of 25, 2000/2001}

An image of the second marked page of Chris Larham's essay on the characterisation techniques employed by Alice Walker in 'The Color Purple' [17 out of 25, 2000/2001].

Walker demonstrates Mr._’s arrogance through his unwillingness to acknowledge Sofia, “It sure is hot, she say. Mr._ don’t say nothing.” Mr._ is presented as somebody who has little depth in character, placing more emphasis on external- rather than internal- beauty, “He just look her up and down…Look like you done got yourself in trouble.” It is clear that Mr._ wants to knock the “bigger…stronger…ruddy looking” Sofia down to earth, and Walker shows this through the declarative, rhetorical question, “Look…trouble”.

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Psychological Issues in Health and Wellbeing [80%, 2015]

Image of 'Transcript of Results', showing aggregate 'Issues in Health and Wellbeing' module score of 75 %.

This essay will assess Ken’s level of stress from a biopsychosocial perspective, examine cognitive coping mechanisms that Ken could employ to alleviate the pressures of life, and consider the nature of his back pain with reference to the biomedical model and psychoanalysis.[…]

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Sociological Issues in Health and Wellbeing [70%, 2015]

Image of an email that confirms a 75% modular score for the 'Issues in Health and Wellbeing' module (70% for Sociology component, 80% for Psychology component).

Through a consideration of the current socio-political climate and the application of relevant sociological theory, this essay will examine labelling theory and the experience of illness and disability, as well as considering the gendered nature of formal and informal health work, relating these topics both to Ken and Carol’s individual circumstances and to society at large.[…]

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BTEC Level 3 Certificate in the Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices: Unit Four

Image of Chris Larham's BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Decontamination, highlighting Unit Four.

Prior to entering the IAP Area, staff members pass through the IAP viewing area. This area is maintained at a positive pressure differential above 10 Pascal, forming one of the checks of environmental cleanliness associated with the IAP Area (per ‘SOP-10’) that ensure compliance with Class 9 standards as defined in BS EN ISO 14644. Shift supervisors check the magna-helix to ensure that the pressure is maintained above 10 Pascal, and the readings are recorded every 8 hours.[…]

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BTEC Level 3 Certificate in the Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices: Unit Three

Image of Chris Larham's BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Decontamination, highlighting Unit Three.

Two four-chamber Tunnel Washers (Washers One and Two) and one single-chamber Cabinet Washer (Washer Three) are the major pieces of decontamination equipment in the SSD Wash Room. The Tunnel Washers’ water tank capacity is 35 litres and the Cabinet Washer’s water tank capacity stands at 30 litres. Since there should be approximately 5mls of detergent per litre of water tank capacity, the detergent dosage is 175mls per Tunnel Washer cycle and 150mls per Cabinet Washer cycle.[…]

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