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English Literature from Shakespeare to Austen

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: A334
  • Level: 3

Student reviews

I took a year out, thinking the break would refresh those little grey cells. Not so, it caused difficulties at all levels. There was so much reading, I could not satisfy the tutor's requirement for the module in the tutor-marked assessment writing, and I consistently felt a need to quit. However, I persevered, and was surprised to be given a 'poor pass'.
Overall, though the module is excellent, the reading fascinating, and support available if asked for.
I hope at some stage to be able to do the Creative Writing module.

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: October 2019

Overall I was happy with this course and its structure; I had two tutors, one becoming ill, the second finishing the module, both were excellent.
However, there were a couple of mistakes in the teaching material, not that important but distracting, not something I expect from a text book.
I really appreciated the student forums, allowing students and our tutor to bounce ideas off each other, as well as offering advice.

As a technophobe I submitted TMAs on paper, but I had to submit the EMA electronically, surely a facility could be devised in this situation to submit the EMA on paper, but it seems the OU has little flexibility.
I emailed my EMA, but with difficulty, when I sought advice there was not sufficient understanding of my problem; with only one exception the attitude appeared to be that surely in this day and age everybody is computer literate.

Paul Aubrey Perry Johnson

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: August 2018

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Each of the views expressed above is an individual's very particular response, largely unedited, and should be viewed with that in mind. Since modules are subject to regular updating, some of the issues identified may have already been addressed. In some instances the faculty may have provided a response to a comment. If you have a query about a particular module, please contact your Regional Centre.


Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2016 presentation of A334. The survey was carried out in 2017.

153 students (a response rate of 39.1%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 73.9 113
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 75.8 116
The module provided good value for money 67.3 101
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 78.4 120
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 77.5 117
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 83.6 127
I would recommend this module to other students 71.1 108
The module met my expectations 72.4 110
I enjoyed studying this module 76.3 116
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 67.5 102
Faculty comment: "We are pleased that most respondents enjoyed this module and were satisfied with their study experience, tutorial support and the quality of the module materials. However, technical problems relating to the introduction of online tutorials and a new tutorial booking system caused some disruption to students throughout the presentation. In addition, some students initially find independent study quite challenging. To better support students, we have clarified the way independent study works and provided additional learning resources, both in the module itself and as preparatory bridging materials available before the module begins. This presentation will also see a revised and improved approach to tuition."
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