PAPER 1 HELP

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Any tips on Paper one where you have to go through some text and answer questions about each chunk of lines. I struggle to find the points in the text and explain it properly.. PLEASE HELP

Posted: 10-05-11 23:46 by Chris

Use PEE when writing your answers x

Posted: 12-05-11 17:52 by Pwincessxx

and make sure you say the effect on the audience! I like to use P.E.E.E!!!

  1. Point =  make a point
  2. Evidence =  find something in the text which backs up your point
  3. Explanation = what the evidence is saying/ what it means/ why is it used/ how this backs up your point 
  4. Effect = effect on audience, how it makes them feel/ their outlook on the writer after this...etc. :)
Posted: 12-05-11 19:21 by Sara

can u mabye gimmy an example and i dnt get how you would use the effect

Posted: 12-05-11 20:02 by Chris

always relate your point back to G.A.P (genre audience and purpose)

Posted: 12-05-11 20:05 by Kate Tomes

Yer, i will be more than happy to give you an example!! Firstly. the effect is like the way the poem/ text effects the audience. Sooo, e.g. i am gonna give you an example paragraph on imagery in the poem 'praise song for my mother' by Grace Nichols (hope you understand it)

In praise song for my mother, Nichols (the poet) uses imagery to show feelings for her mother. She uses ;'You were water to me'. this shows us that Nichols compares her mother to water which is vital for life. This shows us that like water, her mother is vital and crucial to Nichols life and that without her, she wouldn't be able to survive. This shows the audience that Nichols thinks very greatly of her mother and it might make them relate to their mothers as well as they might also need their mother just like Nichols needs hers. hope this helped and if you have any more questions then just ask!!! :)

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Posted: 12-05-11 20:13 by Sara

Ahh ok thankyou, im scared but I have more of an idea now.. im struggle with the explain lol cus im picking out 2 word quotes

Posted: 12-05-11 20:43 by Chris

thats fine, you can pick as many or as few word quotes as you want, as long as you back them up. i mean my word quote there was basically justt 'water', but try not to pick like a lot like more then 8 words because there'll be too much to analysis then. focus on a few words which have a big impact.

Posted: 12-05-11 21:51 by Sara

Thank you for all your help !!! i really honestly do appreciate it :)

Posted: 13-05-11 00:06 by Chris

Your welcome and I was more than happy to help! If you ever need any more help then just ask and if you want me to like check a paragraph for you then I'd be more than pleased to do so!

Good luck!

Posted: 13-05-11 07:38 by Sara

when writing do you a introduction because i struggle on that

Posted: 13-05-11 14:51 by sian chapman

my teacher tells us that an introduction is a really good bit to use, and dont just waste it on saying 'this writer wrote this and this writer wrote that' because thats a waste of marks. Are you doing poetry Sian ? because thats the only things i can help you with as thats what i am doing too... If so then i'd be happy to help you with writing an intro....

Posted: 13-05-11 18:22 by Sara

Oh god. My teacher's told us not to use P.E.E on paper 1. Are you WJEC board? Getting worried now!

Posted: 14-05-11 16:37 by Niall

I am WJEC board Niall, and my teacher said to use it on some and not on other questions...for example if you have a thoughts and feelings question it is just really P.E because you say 'he felt this..' and then you use a quote from the text. But if it is a 'how' question like 'how does the writer show...' then I think you use P.E.E because you make your point but then you have to explain it in a bit more detail because you are talking about the actual language used...

Hope that helps!

Posted: 15-05-11 11:59 by Ellie Gillis

im not on that board, but we were told not to use that for the first question which is uaually summarising, but for fact and opinion and all the other questions you should :)

Posted: 15-05-11 16:02 by Kavita :)

OK PAPER ONE SORTED thank you for all your help.. NOW PAPER TWO ANY TIPS.. I STRUGGLE WITH COMPARING AND.. WELL THE WHOLE TEXT COMBING ECT.. ANY TIPS?

Posted: 16-05-11 17:27 by Chris

Just plan before you write, read the question, make sure you choose a suitable poem, and also use PEAK Point Evidence (quote) Explain and Keep to the question. Compare the techniques for language like similies metaphors etc and talk about its effects, dont concentrate on what the poet is saying, look for techniques and methods used, that will get u the marks :) hope that helps :)

Posted: 16-05-11 18:43 by Kavita :)

This is like a technique I learnt for comparing:

  • Make a new point.
  • How one of your chosen poems illustrates this point through evidence and explanation
  • How your other chosen poem illustrates this point through evidence and explanation
  • Your conclusion about this point through the effect on the audience and the purpose of the point.

Hope that helped Chris! :)

Posted: 16-05-11 19:37 by Sara

its not a poem its a peice of text

Posted: 16-05-11 20:26 by Chris

oh, sorry :/ but it can work for a piece of text too? :)

Posted: 16-05-11 21:04 by Sara

im gna fail this lol.. very complex

Posted: 16-05-11 22:38 by Chris

Thank you for answering Ellie Gillis :) 
The exam went...well not amazingly but oh well!
Thanks for the help everyone!

Posted: 17-05-11 16:02 by Niall
  • for tomorrow is there an easy way to remember to write a : report, speech , leaflet, review, letter
Posted: 17-05-11 19:02 by Chris

PAPER TWO DONE.. OK FINALLY ANY ADVICE ON PAPER 3.. IM STUDYING BLOOD BLROTHERS BY WILLY RUSSEL AND OF MICE AND MEN BY JOHN STEINBECK

Posted: 18-05-11 17:33 by Chris

I did those two, is that your lit exam? I did those two for my exam, I think mainly is make sure you really know them inside out, like check you have a few quotes, or at least one or two for each character. And for Blood Brothers you could try and see if you could remember a bit of the songs or something like that? Just make sure you are really confident with them all, Good Luck! 

Posted: 18-05-11 19:13 by Ellie Gillis