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English Gcse Reading Revision

What is non fiction?

Non fiction is a type of genre of writing that is based on facts and real life.

Give some examples of non fiction texts?
Information leaflets
Newspapers/Magazine articles
Travel Writing
Biographies
Company Websites
What to think about when looking at Non fiction…

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Identifying presentational devices Questions

You need to be able to list the presentational devices used and explain
the effect that they have.

What are the examples of these presentational Devices?
Headings
Subheadings
Photos
Pictures
Font size/Style
Colour
Layout features (Boxed text/bullet point text)
Structure (Short and Long paragraphs)
Quotations

The…

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In these questions you need to be able to infer meaning and consider
how the writer feels about the text.
In other words do not take the information in the text literally and try
and interpret the non visible meaning of the text.

Details
Writers use indirect language.
They use…

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For these questions you need four paragraphs if you've got time a
conclusion.
In each paragraph you need:
Point
Evidence
Explanation
What writing technique is used?
Point, Evidence, Explanation
Why are these writing technique used?
Point, Evidence, Explanation
How are these writing techniques similar or different to other texts?
(Pick…

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