any tips on revising with regards to the grouping task in the AS exam?

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I find it difficult identifying strong links between the texts to group them together. Linguistic groups will gain me more marks in the exam but i need some tips?

Posted Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 10:19 by kirsty winterman

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Hey, we've been told that a good way to link would be the audience, because then you can talk about contextual factors :)

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 10:35 by Shannine
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Don't be afraid to go for the obvious choices! If you chose ones which are too loosely linked it doesn't look like you have a strong understanding of the topic. Talk about the problems of grouping and discuss/argue why this doesn't fit in here/there can't fit neatly together. Go past the surface level, make sure you're explaining rather than merely describing what you're linking and try to use the right terminology. Try to get at least 3 groupings but your groupings can be of only two texts (however, if you do this try to cover all the texts and use detailed analysis). 

I have a model answer if you'd like to see it! :)

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 15:43 by Kerry
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Check Rebecca Woodington's post - I wrote on there how you could group your texts, I've simplfied it and made it as brief as much as I could... Good luck! :)

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 16:25 by Bakang Moholo
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YES! - it is really useful ! :D

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 17:57 by Rebecca Woodington