Each of the TLOs has been explored in the context of first year by considering three key issues/questions:
- What do first year English students need to know and do in order to set them on their way to meeting the TLOs in their final year?
- What are the barriers to student learning?
- What are our teaching strategies to help students to overcome these barriers?
The Good Practice Guide: First Year English has an overview of this website and specific strategies for teaching English in first year. Download it here.
- Have knowledge of literary texts from a range of periods and places, and an understanding of the importance of social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts.
- Have knowledge of distinct genres or varieties of literary forms and writing practices
- Have knowledge of changing theories, methods, and concepts in literary studies
- Be able to read, understand and interpret complex literary texts
- Be able to locate, assess and use appropriate critical resources
- Be able to construct coherent, evidence-based arguments
- Be able to communicate coherently in a range of critical and/or creative forms
- Be able to apply relevant skills and knowledge to recognise and reflect on the significance of literary texts in imagining and interpreting the social world.