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English IOP
by nickz808 (nickz808)
at January 9th, 2013 (09:43 am)

Hey guys,
My IOP is coming up next week and i don't have a clue what im going to do. our three books are Twelfth Night, Persepolis, and the Descendents. If anyone has ideas for topics or tips that would be great


Posted by: starling (starling_night)
Posted at: January 9th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)

Have you picked a topic yet? Tell me you've read one of the books!
Pick your favourite/the most interesting/easiest book and think about the themes and structure and come up with a topic/question to write your discussion on, like ...I don't know, eg. 'how is the theme of [x] developed in [book y] through the use of [technique/structural feature/whatever z].' (You don't have to do that, it's one of many things you could ask.) My topic was I think 'how the unconventional structure of David Malouf's Fly Away Peter demonstrates the themes of duality and oneness in the text' or something to that effect. After you've got your topic, write an approximately 2000 word speech on it. Make a plan and have your argument develop logically, and reference plenty of quotes from the text to back up your point. Or you could do the creative writing option, just remember you need to discuss why your piece was relevant afterwards.

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