Reading Exam - Question Types.

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    • Explore the text and use quotations.
    • Select appropiate evidence.
    • 8-10 simple points - well considered.
    • Little depth required.
    • Write roughly a page.
    • Use any points from the text.
    • Not much inferance needed.
    • One sentence explanation.
    • 12.5 minutes (10 marks)
    • Develop points - link.
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Impressions/Thoughts and Feelings Question.

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    • 5-6 inferances and quotations.
    • Need to be explained.
    • Without language analysis.
    • (10 marks).
    • 12.5 minutes.
    • Ensure answer flows.
    • Perceptive.
    • Cover a range of points.
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How Style Question.

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    • Explore text in detail.
    • 5-6 inferances and quotations.
    • Comment on use of language.
    • Other techniques. (structure/emotive/statistics/anecodotes).
    • Relate back to extract content and purpose.
    • Always link to content and effect.
    • Provide an overview.
    • Specific detail chosen.
    • Analyse persuasive devices used.
    • Layout and clear paragraphs.
    • 10 marks and 12.5 minutes.
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Compare/Contrast Question.

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    • Divide into subheadings (2 or 3).
    • Use connectives to compare and contrast.
    • Talk about both writers.
    • No indepth how analysis.
    • Include a short overview (one sentence).
    • Clear quotations (6 words per quote).
    • Only explain quotes when needed.
    • Wide range of valid points.
    • Organise clearly and coherently.
    • 12.5 minutes.
    • (10 marks).
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