Here you can download three types of outlines to plan your PAPER 2.

text-by-text blank PAPER 2

criterion-by-criterion blank, PAPER 2

comparative approach blank PAPER 2


Your Call

This is the proposal

If you hand in all the written work that will be asked for during class, emackay and blog assignments without any complains and misbehavior, in printed and digital format, there will be a possibility to change your lowest mark in the 2 smester for a 7.

Assignments so far (October 29th):

  • Written task and rationale on your blog.
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy, narrative techniques analysis.
  • Notes from chapters 1-5 (Fatelessness, in class, October 30th).
  • Emackay: Kafka

Up to you, your call

Miss Carla

Part 3, Text and Context: Narrative Technique

These are the Google slides with the information about narrative technique. Remember that the assessment in Text and Context is an essay.

Narrative Technique

While reading Fatelessness, you should be making notes on the narrative techniques applied by Kertesz.

Here is another link with more detail explanations of the techniques. I suggest to print this document and keep it in your Lang and Lit folder to accompany you during reading or study sessions.

Contents to prepare your test

Your test will have the following components:

  • Listening comprehension: video referring to the Holocaust, comprehension questions (general and specific information).
  • Concepts:  deport, incarcerate, occupy, superior, detain, inferior, persecution, tyranny, ghetto, liberate
    regime, holocaust.
  • Reading comprehension: A passage related to concentration camps.  Comprehension questions (general and specific information). Analysis and reflection.
  • Fatelessness author information.
  • Geographical orientation: Map  of Jewish population in Europe.

Test: October 21st

October 17th, An Interview with Imre Kertez

1. Before the interview, the presenter visits a monument to the Holocaust created by the American artist Peter Eiserman. Considering the shapes, architecture and general design, in what ways do you think he represents the reality in the concentration camps?
2. Which is the paradox the presenter mentions regarding Imre Kertész and the place where he lives?
3. Refer to antisemitism before and after Auschwitz according to Kertész.
4. In what way do reminders of the past in historical books make us “much richer”?
5. Which metaphor does Imre use to exemplify the effect of FATELESSNESS on its readers?


How to Write an Essay


Is composed by 3 key elements:

  • Hook
  • Building Sentences
  • Thesis Statement


Ahh the body! Where your argument resides. This is where you prove your thesis wrong or right! by providing the proper examples.

A topic sentence for each paragraph: Basically this means that you should have like a mini intro to your paragraphs. A topic sentence is a sentence in the beginning of the paragraph which clarifies to the reader what you intend to discuss in the paragraph.

Well structured paragraphs: this means you should jump form one idea to another which has nothing to do with the previous one in two consecutive paragraphs. Your transformation from one idea to another should be flawless, else you will seem confused to the examiner.

Well argued ideas: Don’t just state your ideas; provide analysis, examples, comments and anything which shows that you’re not just stating the obvious but are discussing something you fully understand!

Be convincing: Try to convince people that what you are saying is right! This would help you to write strong essays in general.

Reread the whole of your essay, realize what it is you argued all through your essay, then conclude your ideas in one small paragraph in the end.