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Maybe I write it in such a way that people are like 'STAY AWAY FROM THAT PERSON!' I have gotten 69 views and not a single one has replied.
There's an idea!
Hello, my name is Sam.
I am rubbish at analysing as well! I got a C in Art and Design National 5 and a D in English, so I cannot really help you with a sample answer and I could actually use some tips myself. Sorry I wasn't able to help but I have an idea too!
Let's be rubbish together!!!!!
The prelim is what determines if I am able to sit the course or even pass my exam.
Comeon, there must be someone who has done art and design and can give me some tips or even a sample answer.
1. Look at piece of art
2. Think about the piece of art
3. Write about what you think about the art - TOP TIP: Include some fancy words, maybe some vocabulary your teacher has used in class to describe works of art.
Sorry I couldn't resist - If you couldn't tell I never took art.
Seriously though, alana is right you should by now have gone and spoken to your teacher about this, although admittedly if your prelim was meant to be today its probably a bit late.
I am not that great with talking to teachers - I might go to talk to them but then end up walking away. It's easier asking on threads - nobody really knows you.
The prelim has been rescheduled - which is actually a relief.I looked at the art picture but I don't really have an opinion of any example of art.If I like it, I just like it - if I don't, I just don't. That's basically it. I mean one of the past papers had a painting by Henri Matisse with goldfishes. I didn't even know they were supposed to be goldfishes. They are just some orange oval shaped things:
I don't know whether that image is too small for you to see the details but search Henri Matisse, goldfish and palette.
And the marking scheme said that the thing next to the bowl of goldfish is supposed to be a lemon. I thought it was an orange. How am I supposed to get marks if I cannot properly identify the objects in the painting.
I am not that great at fancy vocabulary either.
I know you were being sarcastic PTS_99 but thanks all the same. And thanks Alana - just for replying.
*That was not sarcasm*
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Well... I was actually hoping for someone to give me a structure of how to write for art and design ...like the introduction, what to put in the conclusion, when stating what is in the painting how to write it in such a way that is bound to get you the marks required- stuff like that.
Maybe I didn't make that clear.
But seriously - I do mean thank you for replying - not many people reply to my questions or threads on other sites.
alana_p - ... It's not as simple as that but I will try and talk to the teacher - though it is highly unlikely. I will just try my best at the prelim - that was what I heard some of my classmates say - they are just going to write what is in the picture and hope for the best.
'let's be honest this thread is going nowhere' - yeh, but I don't think you can delete threads so...
the critical questions confused me a lot at the start of the year? but really all you need to write is absolute bull. as long as you can validate your point there's no way you can go wrong.
first of all, take some time at the beginning of the question to actually study the artwork, taking note of the headings you'll need to refer to. in our school, we're taught to try and make three points for each heading. once you're ready, just take down the headings and write your answers in bulletpointed statements- you won't lose marks and it's much easier for the markers to read, as well as being faster to write. loads of people who take art in my school complained about the length of the exam being really short, so time-saving is a must.
for your conclusion, make sure you don't repeat what you've said beforehand as these marks won't count. consider this as an opportunity to refer to different 'buzzwords'; i.e if the question asked you about composition, colour and tone, you could instead mention pattern and technique in your conclusion.
to make a point, don't simply state without validating. always say why the artist has used a specific set of colours, or techniques, etc.
hope this helped! if it didn't then i apologise. has your school given you a list of vocabulary to use while answering these questions? if they haven't i'll be happy to share mine, but if you don't need it that's fine too.