Good morning Year 12,
Study notes are now available. These are questions based on my personal lines of interest and questioning, and if you respond to them methodically through the term I promise you will be equipped with a unique perspective on the play and the knowledge to write about it confidently.
The scaffold for these notes are based on the Cornell note-taking system. The idea is that routine, rather than sporadic or last-minute, revision is the key to remembering and understanding important information. The system is explained in an interesting article in The Conversation: ‘What’s the best, most effective way to take notes?’
It’s important that you make a habit of:
- Writing down some technical notes and quotes beside each question during class;
- Revising the plot of the act and your notes in the following days;
- Summarising your analysis in a response to the focus question at the end of the week;
- Revisiting the guide frequently by highlighting and annotating your original notes, especially those that are most important to your analysis.
I’ve also included the Module B rubric, a (bad) sample question, and a thorough article on Shakespeare’s sources for the play, which you can also find here.
I trust that you’ll find it useful!