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English Literature from Shakespeare to Austen

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