Studying English literature in the ordinary level, requires students to narrate the different texts prescribed. This is not the case for Advanced level Literature in English. Students are expected to analyze the text prescribed to them and not to narrate the story in the Advanced level. For a text to be considered completely studied, the student should have studied the background of both the text and the Author; should have studied the entire text and be ready to analyze the chapters from first to the last.
The best online learning platform in Cameroon, ohipopo.org, provides students of Literature in English with a detailed review of the text “Across The Mongolo”. This prescribed text is taught by an experienced teacher3 who has been teaching, English language and Literature in English since 2007. He has also specialized in preparing ordinary level and advanced level students for the GCE. In this lesson A/L English Literature – Across The Mongolo by John Nkemngong Nkengasong, students will study the background to the text- both the historical background and the author’s background. It also contains the textual analysis of the text – That is, chapter by chapter analysis.
At the Advanced level, students are expected to analyze and not to narrate text during the GCE examinations. Any attempt to narrate, will result to a fail mark.
At the end of this lesson2, Students Should be able to;
- Handle A/L English Language prescribed texts and A/L Literature in English.
- Handle MCQs based on the text.
- Understand the author’s objectives, background etc
- Discriminate between the techniques of A/L literature.
- Understand fully the aspects of A/L literature such as; style, themes, characters, setting, plot, structure.