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Master's Degree in English

ASSIGNMENT 2011-12 (For July 2011 and January 2012 sessions) Compulsory Courses of M.A. English - 1" Year) British Poetry-01 British Drama-02 British Novel43 Aspects of Language-04

School of Humanities Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110 068

Master's Degree in English Assignments for I st year Compulsory Courses Course Code: MEG Dear Student. This booklet contains all the assignments of the Compulsory Courses of MA (English) I ' year namely: M EG-0 I M EG-02 British Poetry British Drama British Novel Aspects of Language S

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M ECi-04

F:acli course will co~nprise assignment of 100 marks. This assignment will be tutor marked. one Aims: Tlie TMAs are concerned mainly with assessing your application and understanding of the course material. You are not required to reproduce chunks of information froni the course material birt to use the skills of critical appreciation that you may have acquired during the course of study. 'l'liese assign~nentsaim to teach as well as to assess your performance. Please ensure that you read the texts and the accompanying study guides that we have prepared for you. Let me repeat: you must read all the texts prescribed. Do make points as you go along. If there is anything you do not understand, please ask your Counsellor at the Study Centre for clarification. Once you are able to do the assignments satisfactorily, you will be ready to take the exam with confidence. Instructions: Before attempting the assignment please read the following instructions carefully. I

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Read the detailed instructions about the assignments given in the Programme Guide for Elective Courses. Write your roll no. name, full address and date on the top right comer of the first page of your response sheet(s). Write the Course Title, Assignment Number and the Name of the Study Centre you are attached to in the centre of the first page of your response sheet(s).

The top of the first page of your response sheet should look like this: ROLL NO. ..................................... NAME: ......................................... ADDRESS:. .................................... COURSE TITLE: ..................................... ASSIGNEMNT NO. .................................. STUDY CENTRE: .................................... DATE: ..................................... 4

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Use only foolscap size paper for your response and tag all the pages carefully. Write the relevant question number with each answer. You should write in your own handwriting. Submission: The completed assignment should be sent to the Coordinator of the Study Centre allotted to you by 3 1" March, 201 2 (for July 201 1 session) and 3othSept 201 2 (for January 20 12 session). Please read the instructions given in the Programme Guide.

'Vow read the following guidelines carefully before answering the questions.

GUIDELINES FOR TMA
You will find it useful to keep the following points in mind: :I.

Planning: Read the assignment carefully. Make some points regarding each question and then rearrange these in a logical order. And please write the answersin your own words. Do not reproduce passages from the units. Organisation: Be a little more selective and analytic before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. In an essay-type question, give adequate attention to your introduction and conclusion. The introduction must offer your brief interpretation of the question and how you propose to develop it. The conclusion must summarize your response to the questian. In the course of your answer, you may like to make references to other texts or critics as this will add some depth to your analysis.

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Make sure that your answer: a) is logical and coherent; b) has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs; C ) is written correctly giving adequate consideration to your expression, style and...
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