Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Story of the Day - Academic Discipline

Our next 'Story of the Day' is Academic Discipline by PhilK which has been recommended by LSF member, Mads

" ”It was a perfect June afternoon in Oxford,” is the start of PhilK’s Academic Discipline story. The author creates a lovely atmosphere in this story about student Louise and her tutor, Abelard. Louise used to be doing well in her studies, but her effort has declined. Student and tutor have a fine dialogue interspersed with a sense of humour, enabling the reader to see the close relationship between these two main characters. And of course Louise gets the kind of help she needs, the sort we spankos enjoy! The ending adds further to our amusement

I like the way PhilK often includes real places in his stories. In this the main character, Abel, walks home to his house in Banbury Road along the river Cherwell. This makes the story very much alive for me and I can identify with the male character.

Louise, a brilliant first year student, is falling behind in her studies in year 2. Not handing in an essay on time to Abelard causes her tutor to take firm disciplinary action. But is this the first time he has resorted to that method?

synopsis by Lincoln

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