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Use ‘C’ words throughout your answer to show your examiner when you are comparing the two poems.
similarly also in the same way
this compares with
however in contrast although
on the other hand whereas but
Your examiner has to give you a
‘ C+’ grade if you are comparing.
Planning your Essay Ask for a sheet of paper. Also, On the other hand, One similarity One difference Culture and Tradition C word C word C word C word 1. Say a lot about a little 2. 3. 4. Devices Language Structure Layout Use C ompare word for C+ grade. Focus on key words in the question. Focus on key words in question. Meaning linked to question Mood Poem 2 Poem 1
Two Scavengers is set out in stanzas but the stanzas are in different lengths . The last sentence is set out in three separate sections.
Two Scavengers is set out in stanzas which are uneven and in different lengths. The gaps in between each stanza show the gaps in society and how people are different. Also, the last stanza is very interesting as the last sentence is set out in three separate sections at different levels. I think it looks like a step going down and this could be the bin men coming back to reality and realising that they are not like the two beautiful people in the Mercedes.
Remember to explore ORIGINAL INTERPRETATIONS based on evidence from the poems.
Why are you writing – PURPOSE - inform or explain or describe?
Watch out for the AUDIENCE – who will be the reader? Children? Students? Headteachers?
Make sure that your LANGUAGE is right for the audience.
LAYOUT - your response must resemble the appropriate form – letter, article, leaflet, speech.
PALL the question Write an article for a teenage magazine in which you explain some of pressures on young people today. You could include details of: exam pressure, peer pressure, self image and family life. P A L L
Use the way of planning that you find easiest. It might be a list of bullet points or some kind of diagram. Put all your ideas down quickly, then cross out what you don’t like and organise the rest into the best order.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? are questions that can help you to get ideas.
Respect the reader. Include all the information they need. Make it make sense.
Write an article for a teenage magazine in which you explain some of the pressures on young people today.
Being a teen is top! … … ISN'T IT?
You can’t open a newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about ‘terrible teens’. Apparently, they don’t respect their family, their environment, their teachers, their uniform, or anyone, or anything. The only thing they respect are celebrities, and of course teens are only focused on their selfish selves!
Exams and families do create stress but the greatest pressure is surviving all the negative press about teens.
According to the shock stories in the press, we all wear hoodies and baseball caps, never move without a gang surrounding us and we are never happier than when intimidating older people or hanging around on street corners.
Is this the reality of teens today?
How to succeed in writing tasks: inform and explain
Plan before you write. Jot down key ideas – do a quick mind map/ brainstorm/ list or some notes – this will help you organise your ideas.
2. Add in detail – keep trying to show off – use the best words and language devices, e.g. anecdote, facts and figures, quote an expert, rhetorical question.
3. Check paragraphs and spellings – know which words you are sometimes careless with. Look closely at these when you read through your writing.
4. Remember that you won’t lose marks for crossing out mistakes.