Bachelor’s Degree Programme (BDP) ASSIGNMENT ‘ (Ih July 2010 and January 2011 Scssions) From Language to Literature School of Iiui~lanities Indira Garldhi National Open University Mnidan Garhi, New Dellii – 110 068 Elective Course in English -EEG-011BECE-101 , From Language to Literature (EEC-01IBEGE-101) Programme : BDP ” + ; #+* Course Code: EEG-01IBEGE-101 Dear Student. You will have one assigninent for the Elective Course in English EEG-01IBEGE-101, which will be a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) and will carry 100 marks. It will be based on blocks I to 7.

Aims: This assignment is concerned mainly with assessing your applicatioil and your understanding of the course material. You are not required to reproduce chunks of information from the course material but to use the skills of critical appreciation that you may have acquired during the course of study. This assignment aimsto teach as well as to assess your perforinance. Instructions: Before attempting the questions please read the following instructions carefully. 1. Read the detailed illstructions about the assigilments given in the Programme Guide for Elective Courses. 2. Write your Enrolmeilt Number.

Name, Full Address and Date on the top right corner of the first page of your response sheet(s). 3. Write the Course Title, Assignment N~unber and the Name of the Study Centre you are attached to in the centre of the first page of your response sheet(s). 1 [up of the first page of your response sheet should look like this: ENROLMENT NO:-:::. “. …. .~. ………….. .*, ………….. ……………………. NAME : . #. ……………………………… ADDRESS : ……………………………………………. COURSE TITLE : ……………………….. ASSIGNMENT NO: …………………….. STUDY CENTRE ……………………… DATE :. …………………………………… 4. Use only foolscap size paper for your response md tag all the pages carefully. 5. Write the relevant question number with each answer. 6. You should write in your own handwriting. 7. Submission: The completed assigiment should be sent to the Coordinator of the Study Centre allotted to you by 315′ March 2011. (if enrolled in the July session ) and 30″‘ Sept, 2011 if enrolled for the January 2011 session. 8. Please read the instructions given in your Programme Guide. Now read the following guidelines carefully before answering questions. GUIDELINES FOR TMAs

You will find it useful to keep the following points in mind: I – 1. Planning: Read the questioils carefully. Go through the units on which they are based. Make some poiilts regarding each question and then rearrange these in a logical order. And please write the answers in your ow11 words. Do not reproduce passages from the units. 2. Organisation: Be a little more selective and analytic before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. In an essay-type question, give adequate attention to your iiltroduction and conclusion. The introduction must offer your brief interpretation of the question and how your propose to develop it.

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The conclusion must summarise your response to the question. In the course of your answer, you may like to make references to other texts or critics as this will add some depth to your analysis. Make sure that your answer: a) is logical and coherent; b) has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs; c) is written correctly giving adequate consideration to your expression, style and presentation; d) does not exceed the number of words indicated in your question. 3. Presentation: Once you are satisfied with your answers, you can write down the final version for submission, writing each answer neatly nd underlining the points you wish to emphasize. You may be aware that you need to submit your assignments before you can appear for the Term End Exams. Please remember to keep a copy of your completed assignment, just in case the one you submitted is lost in transit. Good luck with your work! ELECTIVE COURSE IN ENGLISH Assignment (Based on Bloclc 1-7) Course Code: EEG-011BEGE-101 Assignment Code: EEG-011BEGE-101/TMA/2010-2011 Maximum Marks: 100 . – 1. Give examples of literary and non-literary prose by citing examples from any source of your choice – 350 words (you may quote the source). , 20 2.

Fill in the blank in the following sentences with suitable prepositions: i) There is no one …….. .answer the call ii) 1 see a lot of politics ………… this case iii) This is ….. you to see . iv) 1 had warned you …… his evil desires v) It is ……… the gentleman who came here yesterday 5 3. Make five words using the prefix ‘un’ as unfinished 5 4. Write five sentences using phrasal verbs such as She is beating about the bush 5 5.. Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow: A LOW TEMPLE Arun Kolatkar A low temple keeps its gods in the dark. You lend a matchbox to the priest

One by one the gods come to light. Amused bronze. Smiling stone, Unsurprised. For the moment the length of a matchstick gesture after gesture revives and dies. Stance after lost stance is found and lost again, Who was that, you ask. The eight arm goddess, the priest replies. A sceptic match coughs. You can count. But she has eighteen, you protest. All the same she is still an eight arm goddess to the priest. You come out in the sun and light a charminar. Children play on the back of the twenty foot tortoise. i) Comment on the atmosphere of the poem _- 5 ii) What do you think is the difference in altitude between the priest and he narrator? 8 iii) Discuss he title of the poeni – 5 iv) Use the folloiving words in yoLwown sentences in a fig~rrative sense Light, smiling stones, eight alms goddess. in the dark, come to light 5 6. Write a passage using rlietorical devices on a person, idea or ideology. (300 words) 20 7. Read the following passage arid answer the questions that follow: A ripple of laughter rarr from one corner of the lrooln to the other. The oppressive air of discipline that swirled in witli Latika’s entry, suddenly drained out. Karim~rddi~i was a servant in the hostel. Stories of his laziness and liirking Iiad been cil. citlating among generations of students. 12atika si~ddenly remembered sometking. Holding up her lamp she ran her eyes over the rounr. The girls sat in a circle, huddled against each other. Familiar faces all. But in tlie lamp’s pale light it was as if so~iiethitig had changed, as if she was seeing them for the first time. i) Who are the persons talked about in the passage 5 ti) Make sentences with the following in your own words Drained out, shirking, huddled, pale, ripple 10 iii) Discuss the atmospliere as depicted in the passage i Point of use of personification in the passage


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