Statement of explanationWhat choices have you made in your writing?
How does your chosen form fit the style?• Why is your chosen form (Hybrid) the best style to explore the prompt?
Who is the audience and why might the engage with this piece of writing?• 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 understand as a result of reading your piece?• What opinions are you trying to change?• What might someone learn from reading your piece?• What dilemma have you revealed?
How does your piece show an understanding of Encountering Conflict and the prompt?• Is there an idea commonly associated with conflict that you have tried to over turn?• Have you identified a dilemma that makes your issue particularly difficult to resolve?• What is your opinion on the topic now you have done some research?• Are there any opinions that you differ with?
What choices did you make in terms of vocabulary,punctuation and language techniques to best suit your intentions?• Why did you choose compare contrast instead of cause and effect, or visa versa?• What is it about the structure of your essay that makes it expository? Have you created an issue to explore? Is your piece impartial and academic and based on research material? Have you used cause and effect or compare contrast?• How did you use language to make it clear that you were not trying to persuade your audience but rather present and logical conclusion based on the evidence? E.g. ‘Based on the evidence it seems ...’
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