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Hey everyone , so basically the exam is 4-5 months away now and quite frankly our teacher has taught us absolutely nothing on how to structure essay answers to the 48 mark " Categorizing Texts " bit . Can anyone help me just how many groupings to use , which are the best groupings , which is the best way to structure the answer ? do we analyse all the texts in the paper or just bits of them ? Any help is MUCH appreciated as im very worried i won't even be able to get a B let alone an A
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I need some examples of A grade answers.
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Hey everyone , so basically the exam is 4-5 months away now and quite frankly our teacher has taught us absolutely nothing on how to structure essay answers to the 48 mark " Categorizing Texts " bit . Can anyone help me just how many groupings to use , which are the best groupings , which is the best way to structure the answer ? do we analyse all the texts in the paper or just bits of them ? Any help is MUCH appreciated as im very worried i won't even be able to get a B let alone an A

4-5months is ages to learn how to answer them. They're probably cementing your knowledge of the texts first before building technique.

You're asking quite broad questions. You might actually benefit from reading some past papers like the Marked By Teachers bot said
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4-5months is ages to learn how to answer them. They're probably cementing your knowledge of the texts first before building technique.

You're asking quite broad questions. You might actually benefit from reading some past papers like the Marked By Teachers bot said
the only essays on there are coursework / commentary related ones. not exam answers.

Serious usefulness right there.
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the only essays on there are coursework / commentary related ones. not exam answers.

Serious usefulness right there.

Your question is about essay structure and style. That'll be the same for the essays on there (coursework pieces).

Still, maybe it's just worth asking your tutor then. You seem to want to know how to structure your entire essay, and the simple truth is there's no 'DO IT LIKE THIS' structure. You can get full marks with any style if it compliments your arguements.
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Your question is about essay structure and style. That'll be the same for the essays on there (coursework pieces).

Still, maybe it's just worth asking your tutor then. You seem to want to know how to structure your entire essay, and the simple truth is there's no 'DO IT LIKE THIS' structure. You can get full marks with any style if it compliments your arguements.
no no i meant specifically for that paper - but yeah im probably going to go to a different teacher as the one i have has moved onto Language and Gender and refuses to help
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I'm in the same position, my teacher tells me I'm not doing very well in my essays, and tells me to redo it, but doesn't tell me what i've done bad and what i've done well so how am i suppose to improve!?
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"The first way to group these texts is through PRAGMATICS. Texts A, B, E and F all share features of..."

"Another grouping of the texts can be formed through the familiarity of PURPOSE. The texts B, C and D all use the same purpose..."

"Texts A and F can be grouped by their use of GRAMMAR..."

It's all pretty straightforward. Don't worry about sounding too cheesy. Just start each paragraph like that. State your grouping, state your texts and then dive straight into a cross-analysis of all the features that the texts have used to achieve that grouping.
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Best way is to have 3 groups with at least 2 texts in each group. YOU MUST HAVE 3 GROUPS TO GET A C. However, you do not need to cover every text., but try to cover the majority i.e if there are seven texts group six of them. Use the frameworks to create your groups. Try and get a speech group in there if you can, and try to avoid graphology: go for multi-modality instead.
Our teacher taught us:
-1 framework (doesn't matter which this one is, mainly a warm up, but make sure you have plenty to say. Lexis and semantics is a good one)
-speech framework (this, if done properly, helps to get the higher marks- 'texts... and... can be grouped through the mode of speech etc...) you can use poems addressed to people too, I got a Robert Burns poem last year!
-multi-modality (if applicable, talk about how the graphics etc. LINK TO THE TEXT)

The best thing about this question is that you don't need an intro or conclusion, you can just dive straight into analysis! Good luck!
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Best way is to have 3 groups with at least 2 texts in each group. YOU MUST HAVE 3 GROUPS TO GET A C. However, you do not need to cover every text., but try to cover the majority i.e if there are seven texts group six of them. Use the frameworks to create your groups. Try and get a speech group in there if you can, and try to avoid graphology: go for multi-modality instead.
Our teacher taught us:
-1 framework (doesn't matter which this one is, mainly a warm up, but make sure you have plenty to say. Lexis and semantics is a good one)
-speech framework (this, if done properly, helps to get the higher marks- 'texts... and... can be grouped through the mode of speech etc...) you can use poems addressed to people too, I got a Robert Burns poem last year!
-multi-modality (if applicable, talk about how the graphics etc. LINK TO THE TEXT)

The best thing about this question is that you don't need an intro or conclusion, you can just dive straight into analysis! Good luck!
ahh thanks very much ! sorry for the late reply i totally lost this thread on my watched threads
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It's better to look further than audience or mode as they're quite basic, if you're aiming for an A. Try looking at connotations of both, context, or underlying themes. I find it easier to do 4-6 groups and explain in depth. Apparently it's best to make your groups have a maximum of 3 texts, or you'll seem like you're being too vague.
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Ok, so what to do is start with... "One way in which Texts _______________ can be grouped is through their use of (Genre/Audience/Purpose/Context)." Then discuss all your texts linking back to linguistic features and how it enhances Genre/Audience/Purpose/Context. Find contrasting things to show how different linguistic features result in the same GAPC. ANALYSE, ANALYSE,ANALYSE. there is also a hierarchy of frameworks...
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Search for 'English Language B AQA Unit 1' on here, there's more posts from people who took this exam etc


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hello , you did this exam aswell ?
Heeey yes I did!


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how did you find it ? thought it was quite hard personally haha
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how did you find it ? thought it was quite hard personally haha
I think that exam is really pushed for time :/ I spent 15 minutes looking at and annotating all the texts! I then aimed to spend 15 minutes writing about three groups, however I ran over time on my first group and thus only ended up writing about two!!

I did the power question which went really well, except I initially didn't like the look of it! :L
Ended up having lots to says, so that went well

Overall it was alright I thought, though I have seen better past papers!

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I think that exam is really pushed for time :/ I spent 15 minutes looking at and annotating all the texts! I then aimed to spend 15 minutes writing about three groups, however I ran over time on my first group and thus only ended up writing about two!!

I did the power question which went really well, except I initially didn't like the look of it! :L
Ended up having lots to says, so that went well

Overall it was alright I thought, though I have seen better past papers!

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definitely agree with you on the time aspect - and likewise i only wrote two groups once i realised i wouldn't get a third one done , but i did both groups with a fair amount of detail in so hopefully should be ok !

SAME , did the Power question - didn't like the fact it was spoken discourse but managed to talk about a range of stuff , but i don't think that one went great to be honest :/

Yeah , i remember the paper with the Audi Advert as the Power question was really nice haha !
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Please help me, we have a mock in class tomorrow, and I know NOTHING about it - I need some qucik help...
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