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Comparative Writing Assignment [1] (“B-” , 2001/2002)

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's comparative writing assignment ('B-', 2001/2002).

Text A is a fictional story extract from Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”. This piece of writing will have been aimed at well-educated people who were looking for mental stimulation. On a wider scale, Dickens will have aimed this at those in power at the time who weren’t doing anything to improve the education system. […]

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Comparative Writing Assignment [2] (38 out of 50, 2001/2002)

Image of first marked page of Chris Larham's comparative writing assignment (38 out of 50, 2001/2002).

Text A, the beginning of Lawrence Durrell’s book “Prospero’s Cell”, contains his description of the island as it was when he lived there with his family in the 1930s. The purpose of this book will be to inform his readership of his experience of Greece. His readership would be those interested in geography and adventure – the complex language choices indicating an intelligent audience.[…]

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Comparative Writing Assignment [3] (‘B’ grading, 2001/2002)

Image of the third marked page of Chris Larham's comparative writing assignment ('B' grading, 2001/2002).

Text A shows a transcription of a radio interview recorded in 1953 – 8 years after the end of World War II – with an interviewer trying to gain information about Tunbridge Wells from a 102-year-old resident. This kind of interview usually appeals to Radio 4/local radio listeners, who are old enough to have sufficient time to be interested in such matters! I believe that this interview would have taken place in the street.[…]

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