Question 1 (10 - 12 mins) Retrieve Key Points
Follow points and arguments, remember to include opposing argument aswell!
Pick out points relevant to question,
4-6 points with evidence / quotation embedded.
Higher Grade: Consider other relevant angles and infer
Question 2 (10 - 12 mins) Analyse and link Present
Looking at presentational devices and layout (font, colour, placement, picture,
comment on how pictures are relevant to the text
4-6 (2+2 / 3+3) points with evidence / reference
Higher Grade: Multiple meanings
Question 3 (10 - 12 mins) Understand what’s implie
Get under what they say to find out what they mean ‘read between the lines’
Explain what you pick up on (moods / feeling / intention)
Where is your focus being directed to (repetition / change)
DO NOT SAY WHAT YOU FEEL!
Higher Grade: depth / perception of any points
Question 4 (20 - 24 mins) Compare language use
Point out what is similar / different in the language of the texts and the effect
Language style is humorous or dramatic etc
Formal / informal
Literary techniques used
Who it is aimed at
Get 3 points for each source (3 long paragraphs with both sources refered to in each)
Use of facts and opinions
Higher Grade: Compare in the same paragraph develop answer
Answer like an essay.
Question 5 (25 mins) DESCRIBE / EXPLAIN
What - Why / how – details
Isolate – justify / elements - details
Make it grow – end strong
Use Linguistic devices – try to make the description vivid
Use varied sentences / varied sentence length / varied punctuation (;!-) /
Wide vocabulary / unique structure (bullet points / indent / speech)
Try to be subtle – create a world for your reader
Go into the main characters head, then come out look around, go back in etc...
Question 6 (35 mins) ARGUE / PERSUADE
Isolate view - Build – back up – acknowledge /neutralize opposing (x3/4) – emphasize / higher (moral)
(use skills – sentence variation / techniques / statistics etc etc)
Use varied sentences / varied sentence length / varied punctuation (;!) /
wide vocabulary / unique structure (bullet points / indent / speech)
1st / 2nd / 3rd person as appropriate.
Alliteration, fact, opinion, onomatopoeia, rhetorical question, emotive language, simile, testimonial, list of three