An Easy Approach to English Literature

  • Course Description
    Course Description

    An Easy Approach to English Literature has been designed for the learners of BCS preliminary. It introduces learners to English literature in English from Anglo-Saxon Period to Modern Age giving light to the syllabus has been given by BPSC (Bangladesh Public Service Commission) and the previous year questions (10th BCS to 37th BCS preliminary).
    The English literature modules (module-1) arrange literature with an emphasis on renowned authors and poets, and their famous works. This course also encompasses famous quotations (module-2) from drama and poetry and provides almost all the important figure of speech (module-3) used in English literature with example and explanation. To make the learners ready for the exam, this course offer 30 marks MCQ test after each of the modules and a 100 marks MCQ test after the end of this course as well.

    Course Outcome
    • The study of this course gives students the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of important aspects of English literature in the simplest and easiest way.  
    • Learners will be able to learn the chronological overview or growth of English literature.
    • Learners will be able to learn names of all important literary figures and their life and works.
    • Learners will be able to learn the names of Nobel Laureate in English literature.
    • Learners will be able to learn all the important figures of speech, famous quotations from drama and poetry along with famous philosophical quotations.
    • This course will provide the learners with all remarkable features, characters of the famous literary works of ages.
    • It will give learners the opportunity to learn from maximum previous years questions from English literature.

    It is ideal for people who have always wanted to study English literature in greater detail, as well as a complete solution to the learners who are planning to sit for a BCS preliminary.

    Study Tips

    For better and organized preparation, we need a good guideline. ODITI is a helping guide for providing services to the Learners. So our guideline encompasses with some study tips:

    • Start the course beforehand by setting your mind.
    • Know the structure of your course.
    • Outline major issues and types.
    • Remember important quotations
    • Learn common and essential literary terms and consider whether there are any terms you are unfamiliar with.
    • Remember significant date of publications
    • For practicing, anticipate the question, look at the sample questions and examine what you already know.
    • Whatever you learn do continuous practice.
    • DO NOT use the shortcut methods. Because the shortcut method never substitutes for learning any course properly. In fact, they can’t capture the tone, language, detail and richness of the original work.
    • Write’ what I want to do list’- at the top of a piece of paper and start writing without pausing to think. Keep this list at your bedside and revisit it daily.
    • Group discussion is a very good idea for better understanding and clear out the confusions sharing each other’s concepts about the topics.
    • Make a figurative language for topics if possible.
    • You will have to increase the mental strength and try to memorize the texts which will really boost up your confidence.
    • Try to correlate the lessons with time fragments.
    • MOST IMPORTANTLY, Make Flash which will help to memorize and practice your studies well.
      1. Flash card reduces study time.
      2. Summarize and keep useful notes for each module/lessons in bullet points after you read through the text for the second time.
      3. You can organize the topics here in such a way so that these could be retained by eyes and helping for memorizing. You know that there is a good correlation between time and memory so read repeatedly, continuously.
      4. If possible make out character profiles for each main character. As for example, if you want to learn about Shakespeare, you can study making some points based on the criteria like drama, plays, quotes, books etc.
      5. Analyses of the texts what we read can be written here.
      6. Review and re-read the texts on regular basis and put the points here.
    Study Plan

    MODULES

    LESSONS

           CONTENT

    HOURS

     

     

             Module-1

    Name of writers &   their works

    Lesson-1

    Anglo-Saxon Period

    1hour

    Lesson-2

    Middle English Period

    1hour

    Lesson-3

    The Renaissance

    6 hours

    Lesson-4

    Puritan Period

    2 hours

    Lesson-5

    Neo-Classical Period

    6 hours

    Lesson-6

    Romantic Period

    6 hours

    Lesson-7

    Victorian Period

    4 hours

    Lesson-8

    Modern Age

    6 hours

    Lesson-9

    American Literature

    4 hours

    Lesson-10

    Other Important Writers and their works

    2 hours

    Lesson-11

    At a glance

    2 hours

                                 Revision & Module end exam (30 Marks)

     

          Module- 2

         Quotations

    Lesson-1

    Quotations from drama & poetry

    8 hours

    Lesson-2

    Philosophical quotations

    4 hours

                                 Revision & Module end exam (30 Marks)

     

          Module-3

    Figure of Speech

    Lesson-1

    Figure of speech/Literary terms

    6 hours

                                 Revision & Module end exam (30 Marks)

     

     

     

                   Revision & Course end exam (100 Marks)

     

                                                    Total

    60 hours

  • Modules
  • Flash Card