English GCSE - paper 1, section B
Writing to argue, persuade and advice
Which one would you recommend me doing? Which one is the easiest to get high marks on? Like in persuade you can just learn lots of persuasive devices...
Do you have any advice on doing well?
Paper 2, section B
Writing to inform, describe and explain
To be honest, I hate all three and don't see the difference.
Any advice on which one I should do and how to do well?
Thanks in advance
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- Thread Starter
- 05-04-2011 17:06
- 05-04-2011 18:41
you will be given a question, you don't choose. for example the question may be describe a time when you felt you privacy had been invaded.. this is what i have been told anyway.. hope this helps.
- 05-04-2011 19:32
Naah you get to choose...personally arguing is easier; for and against views and add some rhetorical questions...examiner hooked!
- 05-04-2011 21:14
I've always been advised to go with 'persuade' as it means one isn't required to present any opposing views, and after having learnt a few devices, most 'writing to persuade' questions are not difficult to obtain full marks on.
Last edited by jacet; 05-04-2011 at 21:23.
- 05-04-2011 21:22
- 06-04-2011 11:37
Argue or persuade - I personally chose argue because I found it the most fun out of the 3. Since it's your own opinion, you're given a lot of creative freedom.
My teacher was against advise unless it was a really good question because you'll be desperately pulling things out of the air if the question's awful which won't help in a timed exam! xD
The second part really depends on your writing style. I have always loved descriptive writing, which meant that I tackled that question head on and enjoyed it. The questions make it relatively clear what you're expected to do.Last edited by Leeshur; 06-04-2011 at 11:38.