Frankenstein: Homework Study Schedule

The majority of reading materials will be contained in your critical pack; videos and podcasts available through your A-level playlist. Tick when completed and make sure you manage your workload – do not leave it all until the last minute.

Whole A-level Playlist

 

Week 1:

Read the background of the text in your critical Resource Booklet including:

·       Biographical context

·       Novel overview

·       Social background

·       Intertextuality

·       Religious and Philosophical context

Read and make notes on the article: ‘Frankenstein’ Reflects the Hopes and Fears of Every Scientific Era by Philip Ball

https://awakenenglish.com/frankenstein/

Listen to and make notes on Mary Shelley Biography – Key Contexts by National Theatre

available on your A-level English playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4p96vqI3zA&list=PLwaLIaLu8wcyM5SI5unJ2EpuzRFyCNnpR&index=53&t=60s

Plan both answers to the essay choices: spend 20mins on each

Ensure you:

·       Define the parameters of the question

·       Place yourself on the continuum of ‘To what extent do you agree’

·       Order your plan logically

·       Create a hierarchy of importance within the themes and character motivations

Learn week 1 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary
Reading following vocabulary entries and make notes on the ‘Glossary of the Gothic’

 

Atavism: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_atavism/

Dislocation: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_dislocation/

Forced Vows: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_forcedvows/

Ill-fated Birth: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_illfatedbirth/

Interpolated Narratives: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_interpolatednarratives/

Monstrosity: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_monstrosity/

Paranoia & Hysteria: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_paranoia/

Transgression: https://epublications.marquette.edu/gothic_transgression/

 

Week 2:

Learn week 2 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary
Listen to and make notes on Frankenstein in context with Dr David Higgins and Crash Course

available on your A-level English playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FiYGPKkOOc&list=PLwaLIaLu8wcyM5SI5unJ2EpuzRFyCNnpR&index=52&t=71s

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyyrwoCec1k&list=PLwaLIaLu8wcyM5SI5unJ2EpuzRFyCNnpR&index=53

Ensure you are re-reading and highlighting your copy of the text with key themes
Read and highlight the plot summaries in your critical Resource Booklet for Volumes I, II, III
June 2019

Essay:

Compare the ways in which the writers of your two chosen texts present isolation.

In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors.

Or

Compare the ways in which the writers of your two chosen texts portray inequality. In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors.

Word count 1500

[Total 30 marks]

 

Week 3:

Read, highlight and annotate ready for discussion: ‘Frankenstein and the Feminine Subversion of the Novel’ in your critical Resource Booklet
Read, highlight and annotate ready for discussion: ‘Is Victor Frankenstein a Hero?’
Use and revise Frankenstein Intertextuality Flashcards

https://awakenenglish.com/frankenstein/

Learn week 3 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary
Essay continued

 

Week 4:

Read, highlight and annotate ready for discussion: ‘The Medical Gaze and the Female Corpse: Looking at Bodies in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’ in your critical Resource Booklet
Plan both answers to the essay choices: spend 20mins on each

Ensure you:

·       Define the parameters of the question

·       Place yourself on the continuum of ‘To what extent do you agree’

·       Order your plan logically

·       Create a hierarchy of importance within the themes and character motivations

Listen to and make notes on Cruelty, Violence and the Creature by National Theatre

available on your A-level English playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irZav2XfPLs&list=PLwaLIaLu8wcyM5SI5unJ2EpuzRFyCNnpR&index=54

Use and revise Frankenstein Critical Quotes

https://awakenenglish.com/frankenstein/

Learn week 4 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary
Essay:

Compare the ways in which the writers of your two chosen texts portray men and women.

 In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors.

Or

Compare the ways in which the writers of your two chosen texts use secrecy and alienation. In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors.

Word count 1500

[Total 30 marks]

 

Week 5:

Read, highlight and annotate ready for discussion: ‘Glutting the Maw of Death: Suicide and Procreation in Frankenstein’ in your critical Resource Booklet
Revise randomized spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary
Create flashcards for key quotations based on theme and character
Complete quotation magpie-ing in critical Resource Booklet
Essay continued

 

Week 6:

Read, highlight and annotate ready for discussion: ‘Family, Freud and Frankenstein’ in your critical Resource Booklet
Complete shorthand analysis of key quotations banked in your critical Resource Booklet. Link them thematically
Read the ‘Exemplar Essay on Monstrosity’ for Science and Society. Highlight for strengths and weaknesses. Read the commentary that accompanies it and write three short inserted upgrades of the essay.
Past Paper Essay Planning Prep

 

 

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