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#21 Discogirl17

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:10 PM

The Colour Purple is always a good personal study choice
Its striking to say the least. I wont tell you what its about but many of the central themes are quite shocking.
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:07 AM

Catcher in the Rye is good - I did it last year and passed the PS first time with flying colours!
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 12:15 PM

I suggest doing a play. There's the added dimension of being performed that makes it easier to find stuff to analyse. Shakespeare being the best, as there is infinite support material lying around for that.

I haven't read it, but talking to a friend, it sounded like 1984 would've been my book of choice if I'd have gone for a book.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 07:15 PM

If anyone wants a simple, uncomplicated but exciting read with tons of info and stuff to write about, Lord Of The Flies is a winner. smile.gif
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:04 PM

I did Abomination, dont ask any questions though, it was nearly two years ago i done it, lol

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:08 PM

i did Junk by Melvin Burgess. can't exactly remember what my question was, something about the relationship between the 2 main characters i think. was a good book to do, good to read & hasn't been done to death!!

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I did Abomination, dont ask any questions though, it was nearly two years ago i done it, lol


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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE(broughy @ Aug 29 2006, 12:08 AM) View Post

i did Junk by Melvin Burgess. can't exactly remember what my question was, something about the relationship between the 2 main characters i think. was a good book to do, good to read & hasn't been done to death!!





we are watching the film of that in PSE, it seems a good film, might read the book.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:44 PM

I chose a really wierd thing to do, i chose to do my personal study about the book, escape from Colditz, which is unusual bcos its not a story, its a personal account of the way people lived and the things they did in the castle during the war. My english teacher wasnt sure at first but when i did it, he took my personal study to a meeting with him and told other english teachers, (they were all heads of there departments too) and they thought it was well written and i got points for originality, and i passed ,thankfully, but i passed reallly really well, i was quite chuffed, lol. however if i was to do it again, i would chose the book, "the magic flute" it is spectacular, so good and i think everyone can relate tothis piece. also there are so many things to write about . titan biggrin.gif
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:58 PM

Last year in 4th year for int 2 i did Jekyll and Hyde, I think the question was something about how Jekyll and Hyde's relationship parallels to good vs evil and I passed. This year I'm doing Animal Farm by George Orwell. I found it quite enjoyable as I studied the Russian Revolution in standard grade history so I can see where thpse events parallel to those on the farm.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:42 PM

I did Catcher in the Rye.

Seriously the easiest thing ever. It's so simple, plus you can get York Notes on it, which really help.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:22 PM

I'm using Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin for my personal study.

Regretting it now since my question sucks and I've failed the first attempt at an essay biggrin.gif

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 09:49 PM

Hay i have my personal study nab tommorow but i need a copy of assisi by norman maccaig if any one has a copy can thay get back to me asap x thanx xashx

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:14 PM

O lord god. Tried http://www.jacobite.org.uk/maccaig/xpoems/assisi.html.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:58 PM

Junk by Melvin Burgess is really good.

I did my personal study on "The Moth Diaries" by Rachel Klein, a lot of people in my class did 1984, and we were advised not to do books that had become a film as we would probably draw information from the film like Memoirs of a Geisha. I'm doing Gatsby for my critical essays eek.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:47 PM

I did "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult for my personal study. Its about a young girl whose sister has leukaemia. The girl sues her parents for the rights to her own body after deciding she doesnt want to give her sister her kidney. Quite controversal topic, MAJOR twist at the end! Had me in tears!!
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:59 PM

Has anyone done 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks before? I'm almost through it and i'm really enjoying it; it's beautifully written and in some parts it really could make you cry.

However, i've read The Catcher In The Rye and i though it was ok. I did a talk on it and the librarian, who despised that book, said i 'converted' her into liking that book…

Hmm, i don't know.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:05 PM

I did To Kill A Mockingbird last year and passed first time. Racism is a good issue again with this book.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:31 PM

I did "The Cone Gatherers" by Robin Jenkins. I found it an extremely interesting book within itself with a really rellevant and enticing plot etc.
It worked great for my personal study and I passed first time!

Definitley would recommend it.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:19 PM

I did my personal study on Echo Burning by Lee Child - i absolutely love his books...they're just such a great read in my opinion smile.gif

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:02 PM

i'd recommend All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. One of the best books i've ever read, so much moral, social, political and even philosophical issues you can write about smile.gif My teacher told me that it you could easily write a thesis on it at university, and its not much of a burden taking notes either because its really interesting smile.gif





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