If you’re planning to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme coursework in Literature in English (., English A1), your goal is probably to beef up your profile for college applications. As such, you may be aiming for the max score in the course, a seven (on a scale of 1-7). To give yourself the best opportunity to achieve this goal, you need to be rigorous in your preparation, an attentive and engaged reader, and capable of providing critical literary analysis in both written and oral formats. You’ll probably need some luck along the way to reach that seven, but the following guide offers some valuable advice.
This course aims to give a comprehensive introduction to the study of language and gender. We will examine how gender is reflected and constituted in language, that is, how women and men speak, how language is used to accomplish femininity and masculinity. Students will become familiar with a wide range of studies exploring the language used by women, men and children in a range of different contexts, including informal talk among friends and talk in work or public settings. The course encourages a critical engagement with past and present approaches to the study of language and gender and draws on a range of different theoretical and methodological frameworks to show how gender and identity can be analysed in language.
In June 2014, Dr Sam Szeto joined International Scholars Tuition as a Chemistry tutor. He earned both his Bachelor of Science Honours (with First Class standing) and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta (CAN). During his graduate training and academic career, Dr Szeto has been the recipient of awards for scholastic and research excellence at both the provincial and national level. These include a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Studentship.