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Question 1

  • retrieval- what
  • always use quotes
  • full and detailed, needs to be long, at least 2 pages
  • pick out sophisticated and clever points
  • multiple points
  • summarise
  • subtleties e.g contradictions or inconsistencies
  • beginning, middle and end of article
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Question 2

  • presentational or language features- how
  • understand and interpret
  • back up with quotation or refer to it
  • why the writers used the device e.g red to symbolise passion and romance
  • anaylyse/ explain effect has on the reader e.g colour red makes the reader feel passionate about something e.g sympathise/ empathise, excite them
  • close and detailed reading of picture
  • write about important things linking to purpose of texts
  • e.g alliteration adds emphasis and drama, eye-catching
  • e.g brightly coloured contrast grab readers attention
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Question 3

  • inference and deduction- what and how
  • thoughts and feelings
  • break text up and summarise thoughts and feelings in each paragraph
  • do not explain the situation they are in
  • usually not on the effect of the reader
  • only write about language if it indicates the thouhgts and feelings
  • offer perceptive explanations
  • have quotations and explain it
  • 3/4 paragraphs
  • fact+fact= effect
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Question 4

  • comparing presentational or language features- what and how
  • 3/4 pea paragraphs, relatively long
  • analyse purpose and link back to the purpose e.g facts help inform
  • similar/ contrasting language use. exciting, scriptual, factual
  • similar/ contrasting perspectives e.g first person is more personal and connected
  • similar/ contrasting subject matter that is presented
  • use quotes
  • explain why the writer used the device, purpose
  • effect on the reader
  • use DAFOREST, look for them
  • analyse how writers used language differently to achive effects/ purpose
  • focus on comparison and cross links between texts
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Direct Address- grabs the readers attention, make them feel its specifically for them

Alliteration- makes the text catchy to stick in the readers head

Fact- makes the text sound authoritative and accurate

Opinion- sways the reader towards the writers viewpoint

Rhetorical Question- grabs readers attention, make them feel it is specifically for them

Emotive Language- makes things seem very good or very bad

Statistics- makes the reader sound authoritative and accurate

Rule of Three (triples)makes the text catchy so sticks in the readers head

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Question 5 and 6

  • DIE - describe, inform, explain
  • show and dont tell
  • senses
  • interesting verbsw
  • variety of sentence structure
  • subheading/ first paragraph summarises the whole article
  • use DAFOREST, varied sentence lengths
  • anticipate what your readers response and argue against this e.g could start with 'i know you may say that...' counter arguments
  • use wide range of punctuation and vocabularily
  • maintain ckear focus on the audienc
  • come up with 5 points for the argument and some connectives
  • satire- using humour to attack the injustice of society, sarcastic to make it more funny and sophisticated
  • use lots of skills
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  • firstly/ secondly                                   
  • eventually
  • meanwhile
  • after, next, before
  • consequently
  • therefore
  • as a result
  • likewise, in the same way
  • equally
  • significantly
  • moreover
  • conversely
  • in contrast
  • whereas
  • on the other hand
  • in particular
  • above all
  • furthermore
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Extending Vocabulary

  • re-read and edit work to

      1) replace repeated words

      2) input sophisticated and vocabulary

      3) replace any informal/ slang words

  • avoid the words bad and good replace with bad--> diabolical, disgusting, vicious, wicked    e.g profound, exhilerating
  • try to come up with 10 words to use in my writing
  • use many connectives
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