• Essay: The History of Blues [ENG]

    This essay will briefly discuss the history of the blues and the social and political environments from which the genre emerged. The Deep South of the US (states like Oklahoma, Mississippi, Central Georgia, Virginia and the west of Texas; also known as the Mississippi-Delta) will act as a focalised region for this study. As well as the potential origins of blues this essay will focus specifically on stereotyping within the genre. It would be possible to write a lot more about the Jim Crow laws, the great depression, the history of the music and the native countries of black slaves, their living situations and the different countries of blues, but…

  • Essay: Applied and Academic English [ENG]

    In this essay I will focus on the main statement ‘Compare and contrast the post-primary education system in the United Kingdom with that of  the Netherlands’. To compare and contrast the post-primary education systems in both countries, I first need to explain some basics according to this topic. The Netherlands In the Netherlands you have eight years of primary school, obligated to start at the age of five, children finish (mostly) when they are 12. (Rijksoverheid, voortgezet onderwijs 2011) In the final year of primary school, called ‘group 8’, children have to do an intelligence test with assignments in the categories of the Dutch language, Math’s, World Orientation and study…