LITS2001 / E20A EXAM ADVICE
- The exam is, like all other exams in Literatures in English,
2 hours in
length. You are required to do 2 questions in all,
each from a
- The paper is divided into 2 sections, section A corresponding to
Module II "Renaissance Poetry: the Seventeenth Century" and section B
corresponding to Module III "Neo-Classical Poetry / Alternative Voices," respectively.
- Module 1 "Renaissance Poetry: the Sixteenth Century" will not be tested again since
it was examined by the term paper.
- Sometimes questions are comparative in that they may ask you to
compare two poets of your choice, while at other times questions may zero in
on a single specified poet.
- Nothing will appear on the exam which we have not discussed in some detail
both in the lectures and in the tutorials.
- Do not prepare merely two topics: prepare at least three or,
better yet, four areas to give your self an alternative(s) if your first
choices do not appear on the exam;
- In order to prepare for the exam, you should:
- consult the appropriate lecture notes for overviews of the life and
poetry of specific poets as well as recommended secondary readings;
- carefully read and reread the poetry of the poets in question;
- consult copies of past examination papers to become acquainted with
the types of questions which may be asked of you;
- try to anticipate the questions that may come and to prepare their