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    • Intermediate 2 How to pass your Close Reading Exam Mr Connor’s Class
    • There are 3 types of Questions
      • Understanding
      • Analysis
      • Evaluation
    • Understanding Questions
      • Will be marked with (U)
      • Are the easiest questions
      • You must use your own words
      • You must find information in the text.
    • Use your own words
      • Summarise in your own words
      • Define in your own words.
      • List in your own words.
      • Keep an eye on the number of marks available to help you decide how many points to make.
      • Use bullet points if you can.
    • Context shows meaning of a word.
      • Say what the word means.
      • Show how the rest of the text makes this clear. You must quote the words that give you clues.
    • Evaluation Questions
      • How effectively has something been written.
      • Why is it good?
      • You must use your own opinion.
      • Link your opinion with features of the text. “It is effective because it uses……”
    • Analysis Questions
      • Word Choice
      • Sentence Structure
      • Imagery or figurative language
      • Tone
      • Link questions
      • Sounds of words
    • Word Choice
      • Informal – formal - technical
      • Use of dialect
      • Choice of a word over another – e.g. strolled or hurried rather than walked.
      • Pick single words – quote and analyse.
    • Sentence Structure
      • What type of sentence is it?
      • (Statement, Question, Command, Exclamation, Minor Sentence)
      • How long is the sentence and why?
      • Word order: list, repetition, climax.
    • Figurative Language – a comparison.
      • Simile – using like/as to compare.
      • Metaphor – a comparison.
      • Personification – comparison with a person.
      • State what 2 things are being compared – say why this is effective.
    • Sounds of words
      • Alliteration – repetition of sounds. What effect is the writer trying to achieve?
      • Assonance – repetition of vowel sounds.
      • Onomatopoeia – words that sound like the sounds they describe – e.g. snap, crackle…
    • Tone
      • Humorous – light hearted (telling a joke).
      • Ironic – tongue in cheek (saying the opposite to mock).
      • Emotive (emotional) Which?
      • Chatty - (slang, abbreviations)
      • Persuasive (trying to make you do or believe something).
    • Link questions
      • Say what the link is (the middle of the chain).
      • Say what goes before the link.
      • Say what comes after the link.
      • All 3 will be required to get the marks – you must use your own words if you can – don’t just copy what is before and after.