Leaving Certs: Great website with sage advice and guidelines

Hop over to leavingcertenglish.net written by Evelyn O’Connor, a great site for tips and advice on all aspects of the Leaving Cert English papers.
Check out her guidelines on the Personal vs Descriptive essay, and also her sample poetry paragraph.

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The Starfish Story: how we can make a difference even in one life…


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Regeneration by Pat Barker

Source: Regeneration by Pat Barker

Excellent review of a deeply moving novel, thanks Booksnob: both are to be highly recommended.

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Martin Luther King Jr Civil RIGHTS

Martin Luther King: Civil Rights March on Washington 1963

Martin Luther King March on Washington


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A World of Contrasts

A Black and White Issue

Great for Media Studies and to tie in with texts examining racial issues.

Leaving Cert (LC from now on!) think about the impact of this picture: the framing and contrast between the “shiny happy people” depicted enjoying the  “American Way” and the stark reality of the bread line in front. Does it make a difference being in black and white rather than colour?

Note also how the car seems to be “driving over” the people in the breadline.

Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Title: Louisville Flood Victims 1937

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