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    help. i dont know what stuff is relevant to revise.
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    (Original post by BobDukesteez)
    help. i dont know what stuff is relevant to revise.
    join the club.

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    i think u can revise, representation, politeness, political correctness, prescriptivism/descriptivism, umm thats what i can remeber from past questions!

    If you go to the aqa website then u can look at the past papers, and the mark schemes are very helpful! Iv made up words to help me remeber what to include when writing the methodology.
    C onceptualise
    A ddress language change
    V alidity
    E valuate
    D ata collection

    D emand charateristics
    O bservers paradox
    P urpose
    E thical issues
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    I also need help revising the terminology when answering the question "Write three linguistic features".

    so far on the past papers I got, initialism (SMS) acronym (WAP) compounding (Voicemail) clipping (Email) and neologisms (creating a new word)

    marked terms (manager/ess) deafault assumptions (that a nurse is a female) generic ("Each person must bring his lunch" instead of saying "Each person should bring their lunch")
    They are some of the examples I came up with of language features.
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    cool,sounds like good advice!

    was wondering if you could explain the

    C onceptualise
    A ddress language change
    V alidity
    E valuate
    D ata collection

    D emand charateristics
    O bservers paradox
    P urpose
    E thical issues

    in context of the exam and explain what you mean by them??
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    You can revise the techniques of broadsheet article, editorial, tabloid article, radio script, speech. Is that all? Think so, but one of those will come up, so knowing the rules of each form will help you when you have to write it.

    Also i found just making a list of what is in the exam, and writing what i will need to write is helpful. Such as for the methodology, i wrote on the list that i needed to include; who is the sample, what i want to investigate, how i will collect the data, what i could do as further research, and something else which i can't remember. It is only a 5 mark question, so you make 5 or 6 points.

    Anyone else with some ideas?
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    if anyone could supply me with a list of things i should consider and include for each question in exam context i would be eternally greatful
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    Question 1a is a sort of feature spotting or "what can you learn from this?" question so I can't reaslly give you any points there

    1b is the "what methodology?" one, which you need to mention ethical issues and the observer's paradox, that your sample of people will be representative and anything else relevant you can think of

    1c is the analysis, which, like any, you should include anything significant, particularly modal verbs, pronouns and sentence structure. Make sure you hit all the frameworks - something about the words and their connotations, something about the sentence length/type, any relevant structure points and so on.

    2a is the "write your own" question. Not much to advise here, just make sure it's relevant to the audience we're given and that it's not too much like an essay. All the info you'll need for this is on the paper, so don't panic if you don't know the topic that well

    2b is like the commentary for Unit 2 - Just pick out I think 3 things from your piece and why you did it. Make sure you give it its jargon name like "I used the second person possesive pronoun because............"

    I hope this is useful, it has helped me revise!
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    How did everyone do in the exam then? Personally, i HATED it, but then acquisition really pisses me off.

    We've been spending months practicing writing radio shows and editorials, then when the exam comes, we have to write an article for a parenting magazine! Jeeeeeeez.
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    meh - lang acquisition was really well taught last year at my college so it was all fine. to be honest, however, everything you needed to know was in the sources and that should have jogged a bit more or memoriy.

    the first half was fine. it was a really good text to analyse and i basically agreed with all the views and it's implications so i used bits of stuff i remember to back her up and agree.

    didnt' really read much of the outher extract sources because i skimmed through first of all to get teh general just and then realised they weren't telling me anything i didn't already know. so i just decided to use the time writing instead and save about 20 minutes. i wrote a long parenting article thing, discussing input, cognitive, criticla learning period, behaviourism and innateness and it's imlications. evaluation of them wasn't too good.

    and in the final commentary bit i jut wrote about my use of modal auxillaries expressin obligation of parents, imperative to command them and create sense of authority, and then somethign about the positive connotations of words to describe the language development process.

    overall, like everybody at my college, it seemed like a really good exam (for an exam!)

    hope all went well for others
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    I thought that exam went ok. It was better than the one in january (but this time i actually spent an hour on sec B instead of 25 mins!) I was made up we didn't have to do an editorial. Lets hope we see some good results
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    (Original post by beekeeper_)
    How did everyone do in the exam then? Personally, i HATED it, but then acquisition really pisses me off.

    We've been spending months practicing writing radio shows and editorials, then when the exam comes, we have to write an article for a parenting magazine! Jeeeeeeez.
    We studied those too. But writing the article was easy, as it was the same style as the one we had to anaylse. That was lucky actually, really meant that you just followed those techniques and that tenor etc.

    I'm happy with that. Now i just have to do the ENA4 on Wednesday, and i'll be finished!
 
 
 
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