I need crash course in English

Just to let everyone know, I am applying into Berkeley's MUSE (Multicultural Urban Secondary English) Credential and Master's Program. After the first year, I can get a teacher's credential in English and ESL for grades 6-12. Before I even get that far, though, I need to pass the GRE, CBEST and CSET. It is the CSET (Cal Subject Exam for Teachers: single subject English) that is worrying me the most because, as an English competency test, I need to have the equivalent of 54 units of English Literature. So I'm wondering, could Martin pass as a Juanita and take this test for me? (By the way, it's a five-hour test).
On a serious note, can anyone (meaning you, Martin) suggest any literary text that gives a crash course on literary styles from all periods? For example, one of the M/C questions asked about the definition of formalism as a literary criticism. I had no idea what that was. So, any help will be appreciated.
Hey, this is the longest post ever for me!

Posted by jua on 10/29/03 at 9:07AM



All English majors are required to have their Abrams handy at all times at 'Poly. Other than that, the 'net is probably your best bet.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but I've always taken classes that dealt with one literary period at a time, so I've no knowledge of sources for comprehensive literary history.

Posted by martin on 10/29/03 at 3:05PM

Um, Martin....

Wouldn't YOU be the source for comprehensive literary history?

Posted by chris on 10/30/03 at 7:19AM


*glances at Martin*

Posted by matt on 10/30/03 at 7:48AM


Yeah, though not a terribly good one; my grip on the "big picture" for English lit isn't so hot. But how would that help Jua?

Posted by martin on 10/30/03 at 9:57AM

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