Multi-award-winning poet, children’s writer and playwright John Agard will introduce and read selected poems from his collections.
He will discuss the meaning behind his words and answer questions from the audience.
One aspect of my practice that I’ve altered is how I provide feedback.
I still adopt a ‘whole-class’ approach (and also make light annotations), but I’ve simplified the format of the template: 1.
I will argue that, although 'Dulce et Decorum Est' shares its gruesome depiction of the battlefield with Act I, Scene 2 of Macbeth, the poem differs in tone from the glorification of violence expressed in the play Sometimes pupils think it sounds more humble to say 'I think...' or 'I will argue'.
It is better to state your argument plainly and clearly. If you wish to subscribe straight away, visit our Join Us page.I’ve been using their services for a year now, and they have never let me down.When I realized I couldn’t keep up with football practice and essays, I decided to hire someone to complete the homework for me.This autumn sees the return to London of the stimulating, information-packed GCSE English in Action programme, featuring a fascinating line-up of presentations guaranteed to enthuse and inspire.During the day, students will hear from a range of expert and engaging speakers who will explore ways to enhance their creativity and writing skills, examine non-fiction texts across time, and tackle unseen poetry.Writing an introduction to an essay can be one of the most difficult of writing tasks - how to start?For those of us who stare blankly at the equally blank computer screen which awaits our well-considered words, it can be easier to skip the introduction and come back to it when the rest of the essay is finished.Neil Bowen will explore effective and ineffective ways of reading and writing about unseen poetry and seek to dismantle the myth that poems are essentially fiendish puzzles which readers have to solve to extract a single, hidden ‘message’.An experienced Head of English and a freelance writer, Neil Bowen is the author of a range of books, articles and English resources and a member of Ofqual’s experts panel for English.This option doesn't exist in exams, of course, so it is worth learning a few basic rules to help when writer's block hits.This quiz tests the principles of writing a good introduction.