Writing to Analyse, Review or Comment

This is a leaflet I made a few weeks ago in school. It explains how to write to analyse, comment and review effectively. Useful if this is the part of the exam you struggle with. It pays particular reference to those studying the AQA syllabus.

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PLAN THOROUGHLY
MAKE SURE YOUR ANALYSIS AND
EVALUATION IS CLEAR
Examiner's `Top Tips'!
Is your writing lively as well as easy to
understand and follow?
Work out what and how much your reader already
Have you shown from this analysis
knows - nobody likes to read what they already how the individual parts work
together as a structure?
know...it's boring! If you do tell what they already
How to write to...
know, you risk making readers feel patronised.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE NEEDS
...anaylse
OF YOUR AUDIENCE?
Work out what and how much your reader needs to
know; too much and, again, they're bored or their
Have you given your readers what
they need to know in a way that can
enjoyment of the topic is ruined...too little and
they're unsatisfied or still confused!
be easily digested?
Have you organised your writing so its
...review
...comment
structure is effective, logical and
Work out what and how much your reader ought clear?
to know. In a review, for example, the plot needs Have you used technical vocabulary?
to be revealed but only in part.
ENSURE YOU HAVE SUPPORTED
Work out what and how much your reader YOUR POINTS (PEE!)
would be interested in knowing, thinking
Have you used examples and
closely about your reader is the key to a good explained these and their effect and
purpose in sufficient detail?
review or explanation!
Have you drawn comparisons with
other similar things to clarify points?
Have you given relevant facts,
descriptions, examples or, if relevant,
statistics?
Jack Bennett 11O
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR WORK

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Writing to Analyse
Writing to Review
Analysing means breaking something down into
its key parts. Having selected the key parts, you
Reviewing requires you to break down a given Objective VS Subjective
topic. You need to uncover, consider and
need to examine and assess their individual To an extent, writing must reflect its writer's
discuss its key parts.
meanings to learn how they contribute as a attitude towards the topic. Writing will always
whole.…read more

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