(Original post by Karishma)
- read the text and highlight at least four bits of key information which will be relevant to the question
-your point followed by a quote
-do this four times as each point and each quote get you a mark.
FOR EXAMPLE: if the article was about health and fitness and the question asks what the reader learns from the article you could say:
The benefits of drinking water are clearly demonstrated to the reader and are communicated by an anecdote; ''Brad Pitt told us that, 'since I have increased my water intake my blood pressure had dropped and I feel more energised with less headaches. '
Question 2: quickly identify four presentational devices.
-like question 1, this is worth eight marks so you should do four mini-paragraphs.
-the paragraphs should have:
1) the point to answer the question (1 sentence)
2) a quote from the heading (unless its a picture in that case a description)
3) the technique that has been used
4)the effect this has on the read and maybe one short sentence to link to the question.
-bearing in mind you only have ten minutes for this section also, you need to spend up to three minutes maximum on each paragraph. They should be quick and headlines, sub-headings, bold words, pictures and colours (connotations) are some of the things to be identified
The headline of the article is shorts and bold to inform the audience of the article's emotional content and maintain their interest; ' Are you happy?'
This rhetorical question forces the reader to consider whether they are 'happy' or not. This intrigues them further to continue reading the article to find out why they have been asked to consider this.
Done. The same structural format follows for question 3. However, question 3 will be about identifying language devices.
How do the narrator's descriptions create sympathy in the reader?
The narration of the recollection of the disastrous earthquake creates imagery for the reader to help them understand the situation; 'The fear drained from the child's face like tears and a flicker of bravery grew to replace this as the continued to try and save their sister.'
The simile 'tears' demonstrates the child's fear, which evokes the reader to feel pity for them because the child's peace has been destroyed by this disaster. The descriptions of the narrator make the reader feel sympathy by describing how the people are coping with the situation.
^Not the best of paragraphs to be fair, but it still would have got me up to four marks that I needed. It goes to show, you can't be wrong about the effect it creates because each person reacts differently- just as long as you identify a valid technique to explain then you can get the marks.
This may seem too easy but you are supposed to spend only ten minutes each for questions 1-3, but trust me, I have always got full marks for the first three questions! Hope I helped