English Language Checklist

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Mode
Is it written, spoken or somewhere in-between? Is it a letter, a report, a newspaper?
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Verbs
Tenses, active, passive, imperative, modal? What effect does this have?
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Nouns
Unusual, clichés, coined, foreign, subjects, objects, connotations? Why?
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Adjectives and Adverbs
Are there comparatives or superlatives? Why? Are there lots of adverbs? Why?
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Semantic/ Lexical Fields
Why is this field used?
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Punctuation
Exclamation marks, three part lists, rhetorical questions, hyphens, colons?
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Quotations, References to specialists, Famous people, Events, Shared knowledge
Does this make the writing more convincing? More exciting? More academic?
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Technical Aspects and Phonology
Similes, metaphors, alliteration, ellipses etc. Why are these used and what effect do they have? Onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme or assonance? Why?
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Mood/ Tone
Formal/ Informal? Contractions used? Sensationalist? Think why that mood or tone has been used in that situation.
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Paragraphs
Look for paragraph length, setup and layout.
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Sentence Structure
Simple, compound, complex? Simple sentences are found more in writing with young audiences, complex sentences are more academic.
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Graphology
Images, logos, size of text, font used, use of white space- What effect does this have?
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Clauses
Look at clause elements- Are they regular? Verb-less clauses are often found in newspaper headlines such as 'Rooney out for six weeks'.
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Pronouns
Does it use the second personal pronoun 'you'? (Direct address, used to integrate reader), Demonstrative pronouns, Indefinite pronouns?
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Anything else you can think of!
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Tenses, active, passive, imperative, modal? What effect does this have?

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Verbs

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Unusual, clichés, coined, foreign, subjects, objects, connotations? Why?

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Card 4

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Are there comparatives or superlatives? Why? Are there lots of adverbs? Why?

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Why is this field used?

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lgs08130

To anybody reading this- this is just a list of things to look out for in the exam- if you get all of these then you are sorted! I use the acronym NVAMP STAMPS QGPC (it has a nice rhythm if you say it out loud). Also remember to use GASP for genre, audience, subject and purpose. Good luck! **

Freya Elizabeth

Thanks this was really helpful :)

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