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This site contains information to help you understand the marking process in humanities, creative arts and science essays.

Please read the Table of Contents (Welcome!) . To earn A, (in an assignment, to have a healthy baby or use 50 As to earn a job) please visit the Anarchy Quiz.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Creative Arts and Science: Devices

Write how an action is done "for" a fun reason (e.g. the budgerigar 'arcs' the table as it lands, where arc is based on a separate object, a circle). Describe the two parts going well together for the device, or how the first object is related to the second. Include ten (10) devices per paragraph.
Note: 50 devices are also required for a philosophy essay.
Note: think of a reason why each device is interesting, why something else is interesting (there is a change in a reason for it) and how this returns to the first state. I.e. for "why" and "how" questions, think of a reason.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Big interesting idea

Are you interested in:
• the writer's idea as having importance in the history of ideas, e.g. has Pride and Prejudice matched an ideal version (as in Plato's forms) of it?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mixture and Creativity

Think of a way an objection to the text is a reason for a reason for the text, for example a dog will be given a treat if it barks as a game (which is a creative inference).

Monday, September 15, 2008


All works used must be referenced in alphabetical order at the end of the essay. An example of a reference is:
Bernard Gert, “Morality” in Robert Audi ed., The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005), p.586.
You should check which style to write references in.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Creative Arts and Science: One Section

In Creative Writing, the piece of work should have one section with five parts only. In Creative Writing Masters, a critique is required.

Separate argument

Think of a separate argument (based on a separate subject) to relate to your argument. E.g. As it is a good idea to water a flower, it is a good idea to sleep in a sleeping bag on the space shuttle.