Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses



1939 POR - Authoress Badge

To be written or typed on one side of the paper only; typescript is preferred.

Write at the test.

An article of 200-300 words on any subject the tester may give.

Bring to the test.

1) A story of 1,500 to 2,000 words; 

a) for adults;

b) for young people;

c) for children.

2) A synopsis of not more than 1,000 words for a short story, long short story, novel or film.

3) One of the following:

a) a review of 200-300 words of a modern book, and an appreciation of not more than 300 words of a classic, fiction or otherwise.

b) a dramatic sketch or one-act play with full staqe directions, to play not less than 15 minutes (allow a minute for each sheet of manuscript) for three or more characters; also a list of at least three plays read.

c) A sonnet, triolet, lyric, ballad, or verse in any recognized form, and a list of poems read.

d) a series of not less than four letters of at least 200 words each, between contrasted people, such as: a mother and her child at school; a girl living in the country and her friend in town; a person on holiday and an invalid, etc.