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Masteros f)egree Programme in English
(For July 2013 and January 2A14 Sessions)
Compulsory Courses of M.A. English
- 1't Year)
Aspects of Language-O4
School of Humanities
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068
Master's Degree in English
Assignments for lst year Compulsory Courses
Course Code: MEG
This booklet contains all the assignments of the Compulsory Courses of MA (English) 1't year namely:
Aspects of Language
comprise one assignment of 100 marks. This assignment
be tutor marked.
Aims: The TMAs are conceffred rrainly with assessing your application and understanding of the course material. You are not required to reproduce chunks of information from the course material but to use the skills of critical appreciation that you may have acquired during the course of study. These assignments airn 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 rne 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 rvith confidence.
Instructions: Before attclnpting the assignment please read the following instructions carefully.
Read the detailed instructicns about the assignments given in the Programme Guide lor
Write your roll 1ro. nafile, full address and date on the top right corner of the first page of your response sheet(s).
Write the Course Title, Assignment Number and the Narne of the Study Cenire you are attached to in the centre ofthe first page ofyour response sheet(s).
The top of the first page of your response sheet should look like this:
Use only fooiscap size paper for your response and tag all the pages caref-ully. Write the relevant question nuinber with each answer.
You should write in your own handwriting
Submission: T'he compieted assignment should be sent to the Coordinator of the Stud'y Centre allotted to you ty 3tr" March, 2aL4 gar Juty 2013 Session) and 30'h Sept 201i (for January 2014 Session). Please reaci the instructions given in the Programme Guide.
Now read the following guidelines carefully before answering the questions.
GUIDELINES FOR TMA
will find it useful to keep the following points in mind:
1. Planning: Read the assignment carefully. Make some points regarding each question and then rearrange these in a logical order. And please write the answers in your own words" Do not not reproduce passages from the units.
2.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 question. 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. 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 presentation;
d) does not exceed the number of words indicated in your...
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