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