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QUESTION 1- SOURCE 1

- summarise article with starting sentence

- 'what it say's on the tin', basic description of what the article's about

- quote then INFERENCE, eg: this shows/ this suggests 

- STICK TO THE QUESTION, write about the issues it asks you to 

- cover the whole article eg: every other paragraph 

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QUESTION 2 - SOURCE 2

- Headline and picture, NOT THE TEXT 

- make links to the text with quotes, but only to show effect/impact

- look for language features in the headline etc

- look for colours, mise en scene in the picture etc

- ANSWER THE QUESTION, explain how it links to the text using the article and (see above) things found in the headline and picture

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QUESTION 3 - SOURCE 3

- summarise text in the starting sentence, overall emotions, any turning points in the article?

- thoughts, feelings and ideas, do not focus on language features 

- use the article and quotes to link to the question you are answering

- describe impact of the article, how the writer portrays thier emotions 

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QUESTION 4 - SOURCE 4

- compare the two texts eg: two paragraphs on the first text, two paragraphs on the second

- DEFINITLY A LANGUAGE QUESTION, FOCUS ON THE LANGUAGE 

- choose the source with the most language fetures, easier to work with 

- look for: language techniques - allieration/ powerful imagery/ dramatic language/ repetition/ facts & opinions etc 

              diction - semantic fields/ subject specific lang/ jargon

              style - informal/ formal/ colloquial terms?

              Rhetorical features - 3 part lists/ juxtaposition/ rhetorical questions

- analyse the effects and impacts of the language

- always refer back to the article and the language  

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QUESTION 5

- should have a story like feel to the writing 

- think about sentence order, don't be repetitive

- use colons, semi-colons etc, evidence of gramatical understanding 

- stick to the question, don't be vague 

- can start from the end of the 'story' and work backwards, again, shows understanding 

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QUESTION 6

- plan paragraphs, have a clear arguement eg:

para 1- summarise situation

para 2- first strong points for/against what your argueing 

para 3- consequences, people involved, thoughts and feelings

para 4- conclusion, strong ending 

- manipulate the reader, 'speech like' writing

- can use irony/ stretch the truth, but remain convincing

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