Unfamiliar text exam freak out


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Unfamiliar text, close reading, techniques, language, English, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Exam, NCEA, NZQA

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Unfamiliar text exam freak out

  1. 1. UNFAMILIAR TEXT Face your exam fears! Created by Karen Mills.
  2. 2. Don’t fear the exam process.
  3. 3. You know this stuff…
  4. 4. The paper This is your paper. You have paid for it. You own this paper. You have worked hard for years to get here.
  5. 5. THREE sections
  6. 6. Prose A text that is usually about a personal incident.
  7. 7. Prose – Linguistic techniques – Narration – Mood – Tone – Syntax – Semantics Who is telling the story Persona (usually poetry) Voice Context Past/ present/ future Sentence structure Short – suspense /tension Long – descriptive /slow
  8. 8. Poetry A poem that is usually written by a New Zealand poet.
  9. 9. POETRY – Figurative Language – Semantics – Syntax – Narration Read to the punctuation Is there a change of tense? Is this about the past/future? Comparisons Puns Multi levels of meaning Extended metaphor
  10. 10. formal text A speech or formal writing that is given/written by someone important
  11. 11. Formal text - Linguistic techniques - Mood - Tone - Semantics - Narration - Anecdotes - Statistics Colloquial language Cliché Euphemism Superlative Comparative Emotive language Parts of speech Adjectives Verbs Nouns Adverbs Conjunctions Pronouns Possessive pronouns
  12. 12. Knowledge
  13. 13. You are unique
  14. 14. You have your own knowledge base. You grew up in this environment. You belong to a group of people. You have relationships (family and friends). You have survived on this planet for years. You have individual experiences. You love. You fear.
  15. 15. Seven aspects of literary style 1.Tone 2.Mood 3.Narration 4.Syntax 5.Semantics 6.Figurative Language 7.Linguistic Techniques
  16. 16. To help you remember…
  17. 17. “I’m not a fossil” M N T F S S L
  18. 18. Mood Feeling or atmosphere created by key words. Usually an emotional response. Mysterious Enchanted Eerie Joyous
  19. 19. Narration 1st, 2nd or 3rd person Omniscient Interior monologue Stream of consciousness Personal point of view Active Passive
  20. 20. Tone Author’s Attitude Key Words Connotation Emotive Language (Sincere, Enthusiastic, Sarcastic, Jovial)
  21. 21. Figurative language - Imagery Personification Simile and/or Metaphor Hyperbole Allusion Pre-post modification Symbolism
  22. 22. Syntax Simple, Minor or Incomplete sentences Compound sentence Rhetorical question Listing Parallel structure
  23. 23. Semantics - word meanings Archaic terms (old fashioned terms) Dénotation (literal meaning of words) Woman, chick = female Connotation (emotion word evokes) Bimbo = negative connotation of female Emotive language
  24. 24. Linguistic Techniques Alliteration Assonance Onomatopoeia Rhyme Rhythm
  25. 25. O O D A R R A T I O N O N E I G U R A T I V E Y N T A X E M A N T I C S I N G U I S T I C
  26. 26. Knowledge
  27. 27. Identify the language technique used AND give an example from the text. Metaphor Ono Personification Noun Verb Alli 1st PersonAdjectivePronoun Simile
  28. 28. Explain how the author conveys a… Message Intention Theme/Idea Purpose
  29. 29. Evaluate the technique, why it was used and what effect it has on the reader. Appreciation
  30. 30. What do I need? A highlighter pen Pens and pencils A good night’s sleep Don’t try cramming information Breathe deep Know that the last few years have not been wasted….
  31. 31. Read the entire passage or poem, including the title, author and any footnotes. Write down two or three quick jottings of impressions/ideas. Read through again with a pencil/highlighter marking techniques, links, peculiarities, themes. Try to identify the writer’s intention. Read questions. Skim text to find relevant material, close read for context. Answer confidently.
  32. 32. Attempt all questions!!!!!!!! Trust your instincts. Consider doing this Achievement Standard last. Write on your exam paper –you paid for it! If all else fails say any technique is used for “emphasis” but explain what it is emphasising.
  33. 33. Good Luck!