Objectives: <ul><li>To understand how to write to argue effectively  </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to understand and then u...
GCSE Eng/Eng Lit COURSEWORK EXAMS Original Writing Media Shakespeare 20 th  Century Drama (play) Prose Study (Novel) 3 Spe...
Assessment Objectives: <ul><li>Communicate clearly and imaginatively, adapting your writing for different audiences and pu...
AQA Advice: <ul><li>Aim to write no more than 2 sides </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly identify Audience & Purpose </li></ul><ul>...
First Brainstorm: TECHNIQUES USED IN AND FEATURES OF WRITING TO ARGUE
Example Text 1:
Task: Highlight/ underline any techniques and features you notice.  Try and explain the  effect…
Techniques/features: <ul><li>Use of ‘I’ and present tense adds to believability and immediacy of argument </li></ul><ul><l...
Example Text 2:
Task: Any other techniques/ features to identify?  Remember the  effect…
Techniques/ features: <ul><li>Technical/ specialist vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons with original movie(s) </li><...
 
PLANNING!!!
Let’s look at a sample question… …  then try some effective planning…
Sample Question: WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL MP, WHERE YOU ARGUE IN FAVOUR OF A NEW YOUTH CENTRE BEING BUILT IN YOUR NEIG...
Stage One: <ul><li>Show you clearly understand your audience, purpose and form </li></ul><ul><li>Make some brief notes on ...
Stage Two: <ul><li>A palette of useful words and phrases </li></ul><ul><li>These will be technical terms, connectives, des...
Example palette: I feel strongly However It is important to Delinquency Anti-social behaviour Furthermore  ASBO
Stage Three: <ul><li>Structural planning </li></ul><ul><li>This can be a flow diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Or, it could be si...
Stage Four: <ul><li>The actual writing! </li></ul><ul><li>I want the first 2 paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the fea...
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  1. 1. Objectives: <ul><li>To understand how to write to argue effectively </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to understand and then use some key features of this writing purpose </li></ul>
  2. 2. GCSE Eng/Eng Lit COURSEWORK EXAMS Original Writing Media Shakespeare 20 th Century Drama (play) Prose Study (Novel) 3 Speaking & Listening Assessments Eng Paper1 Sec A: Questions on Non Fiction & Media texts Sec B: Writing to Argue Persuade or Advise Eng Paper 2 Sec A: Other Cultures Poetry Sec B: Writing Inf/Ex/Descr Lit Paper: ‘Of Mice & Men ’ And Poetry (Heaney & Clarke) Lang: 40% Lit:30% Lang:60% Lit:70% S K I L L S 20% of the 40%
  3. 3. Assessment Objectives: <ul><li>Communicate clearly and imaginatively, adapting your writing for different audiences and purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Organise ideas into sentences, paragraphs and whole texts using a variety of language choices and structural features </li></ul><ul><li>Use a range of sentence structures effectively, with accurate spelling and punctuation </li></ul>
  4. 4. AQA Advice: <ul><li>Aim to write no more than 2 sides </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly identify Audience & Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Write a clear plan </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Form of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Create a palette of key words/phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence ideas incorporating discourse markers </li></ul><ul><li>Write for no more than 35 of the 45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Check your writing in light of AO3 (iii) </li></ul>
  5. 5. First Brainstorm: TECHNIQUES USED IN AND FEATURES OF WRITING TO ARGUE
  6. 6. Example Text 1:
  7. 7. Task: Highlight/ underline any techniques and features you notice. Try and explain the effect…
  8. 8. Techniques/features: <ul><li>Use of ‘I’ and present tense adds to believability and immediacy of argument </li></ul><ul><li>States opinion clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate views considered </li></ul><ul><li>Criticisms polite but convincing </li></ul><ul><li>Connectives used to help structure argument </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetorical questions: to involve reader; to discredit other opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Powers of 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Imperatives used to emphasise point </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion sums up key points </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor adds strength to the argument </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example Text 2:
  10. 10. Task: Any other techniques/ features to identify? Remember the effect…
  11. 11. Techniques/ features: <ul><li>Technical/ specialist vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons with original movie(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Some informal language (colloquialisms) are appropriate here </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetorical question stresses superiority of original ‘Alien’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use of humour (sarcasm; dry wit) </li></ul><ul><li>Strong adjectives and verbs convey negativity </li></ul>
  12. 13. PLANNING!!!
  13. 14. Let’s look at a sample question… … then try some effective planning…
  14. 15. Sample Question: WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL MP, WHERE YOU ARGUE IN FAVOUR OF A NEW YOUTH CENTRE BEING BUILT IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.
  15. 16. Stage One: <ul><li>Show you clearly understand your audience, purpose and form </li></ul><ul><li>Make some brief notes on these… </li></ul>
  16. 17. Stage Two: <ul><li>A palette of useful words and phrases </li></ul><ul><li>These will be technical terms, connectives, descriptive words, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Start to devise your palette – refer to the example… </li></ul>
  17. 18. Example palette: I feel strongly However It is important to Delinquency Anti-social behaviour Furthermore ASBO
  18. 19. Stage Three: <ul><li>Structural planning </li></ul><ul><li>This can be a flow diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Or, it could be similar to a mind map or brainstorm (with numbers added to show the order) </li></ul><ul><li>This will show the flow of your paragraphs… </li></ul>
  19. 20. Stage Four: <ul><li>The actual writing! </li></ul><ul><li>I want the first 2 paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the features we identified </li></ul><ul><li>Use the model texts to help you </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes… </li></ul>
  20. 21. FEEDBACK!

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