Statement of explanationWhat choices have you made in your writing?
How is this form appropriate to this style?• What is it about the structure of your writing that makes it a short story, descriptive narrative, journal entry, or blog?
Who is the audience and why might they be interested in this piece?• Who is your piece aimed at and what will they get out of reading it?• Which less obvious groups might get something out of reading your piece?• What kind of publication would you imagine it would appear in and what kind of readership does it attract?• Why is it important that such a readership hear your ideas?
What is it you intend your audience to think about as a result of reading your piece?• What opinions are you trying to change?• What might someone learn from reading your piece?
How does your piece show an understanding of the context of Encountering Conflict and the use of the prompt?• What aspect of the encountering conflict have you explored in your piece?• Is there something unusual or not often spoken about in relation to E.C. that you have chosen to focus on?• How has the prompt shaped your piece? Was it the starting point? Was it the moral of the piece?
How did you use the ideas and contentof the text ‘Paradise Road’ in your piece?• What aspect of the movie did you incorporate into your writing?• Is there a particular scene or theme in the film which inspired you?
What choices did you make in terms of vocabulary,punctuation and language techniques to best suit your intentions?• Did you start your piece mid- action or mid- conversation?• What kind of figurative language did you use? Simile? Metaphor?• Did you use certain adjectives or adverbs to create a particular feelings or sense of place?
REMEMBER• You don’t need to address every question that has been raised in this presentation• Choose a couple of questions for each section of your SOE and be concise• This is designed to show us that you have deliberately used some writing techniques and not others• This happens naturally when you write with a particular audience in mind so make sure you have a very clear idea who that is
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