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    Does anybody have any tips on this exam? Anything which could help me out as im really struggling to revise for this exam!
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    DAFOREST for last question
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    (Original post by Matthew.bryant)
    Does anybody have any tips on this exam? Anything which could help me out as im really struggling to revise for this exam!

    *Credit to the videos below for all this

    Q1:
    This isn't a language analysis question. Don't waste your time writing about why the writer may have used certain words - save it for question 4!
    Look for inconsistencies in the article.
    Don't just regurgitate what the article says
    Go into detail and link e.g if the article says ''scientists think animal testing should be banned'', don't just simply write that. Elaborate and try to connect it to other parts of the article
    Cover the whole article. Don't just write a paragraph on the beginning and three on the middle, try and write about the whole thing and what it's trying to say.

    Q2:
    Don't link the headline and picture together
    Don't write basic things such as ''the headline is bold so it makes it stand out'' or ''the picture has a dog in it which shows the article is about dogs''. Be perceptive, look for things that no one else will notice.
    You don't just have to write about the obvious things for the picture. You can write about things such as colours and what they might symbolise.

    Q3:
    Don't pick out things that already show what the reader is feeling/thinking. If there is a part on the extract where the writer states that they're feeling sad, don't just write ''oh this quote shows that the writer is feeling sad''. Like all of the other questions, be perceptive, look for things that others won't see.
    There is usually in mood change in all of the extracts, look out for that.

    Q4:
    Don't feel like you have to just look for DAFOREST techniques. If you see a significant word/s that you think will be worthwhile to write about then write about it.
    Your linking doesn't have to be exact. Don't feel like that if you see a simile in one text then you have to compare it to a simile in another text. You could just write about how it can make the reader feel e.g if that simile makes the reader feel scared then look for other things in the other article that could also make the reader feel scared. It could be a metaphor, a statistic, etc.
    Don't write about sentence length, audience type or purpose. It isn't rewarded so you'll be wasting your time - focus on the language

    Q5 & Q6:
    Use as many language devices as you can e.g: rhetorical questions, humour, alliteration, repetition, facts, statisitcs, lists, similies, metaphors, hyperbole, personifcation, imperatives, superlatives etc.
    Try and use a range of sentence types
    Try and use a range of punctuation
    I would try and do Q6 first as it's worth more marks

    Good luck with the exam!
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    (Original post by luciie)
    q1:
    Look for inconsistencies in the article
    don't just regurgitate what the article says
    go into detail and link e.g if the article says ''scientists think animal testing should be banned'', don't just simply write that. Elaborate and try to connect it to other parts of the article
    cover the whole article. Don't just write a paragraph on the beginning and three on the middle, try and write about the whole thing and what it's trying to say

    q2:
    Don't link the headline and picture together
    don't write basic things such as ''the headline is bold so it makes it stand out'' or ''the picture has a dog in it which shows the article is about dogs''. Be perceptive, look for things that no one else will notice.

    Q3:
    Don't pick out things that already show what the reader is feeling/thinking. If there is a part on the extract where the writer states that they're feeling sad, don't just write ''oh this quote shows that the writer is feeling sad''. Like all of the other questions, be perceptive, look for things that others won't see.
    There is usually in mood change in all of the extracts, look out for that.

    Q4:
    Don't feel like you have to just look for daforest techniques. If you see a significant word/s that you think will be worthwhile to write about then write about it.
    Your linking doesn't have to be exact. Don't feel like that if you see a simile in one text then you have to compare it to a simile in another text. You could just write about how it can make the reader feel e.g if that simile makes the reader feel scared then look for other things in the other article that could also make the reader feel scared. It could be a metaphor, a statistic, etc.
    Don't write about sentence length, audience type or purpose. It isn't rewarded so you'll be wasting your time - focus on the language

    q5 & q6:
    Use as many language devices as you can e.g: Rhetorical questions, humour, alliteration, repetition, facts, statisitcs, lists, similies, metaphors, hyperbole, personifcation, imperatives, superlatives etc.
    Try and use a range of sentence types
    try and use a range of punctuation
    i would try and do q6 first as it's worth more marks

    good luck with the exam!
    that is so useful thanks so muchhhhhh
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    (Original post by chocolatefrog354)
    that is so useful thanks so muchhhhhh
    You're welcome! Good luck with the exam
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    (Original post by luciie)
    You're welcome! Good luck with the exam
    Good luck everyone!
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    (Original post by luciie)
    Q1:
    This isn't a language analysis question. Don't waste your time writing about why the writer may have used certain words - save it for question 4!
    Look for inconsistencies in the article.
    Don't just regurgitate what the article says
    Go into detail and link e.g if the article says ''scientists think animal testing should be banned'', don't just simply write that. Elaborate and try to connect it to other parts of the article
    Cover the whole article. Don't just write a paragraph on the beginning and three on the middle, try and write about the whole thing and what it's trying to say.

    Q2:
    Don't link the headline and picture together
    Don't write basic things such as ''the headline is bold so it makes it stand out'' or ''the picture has a dog in it which shows the article is about dogs''. Be perceptive, look for things that no one else will notice.
    You don't just have to write about the obvious things for the picture. You can write about things such as colours and what they might symbolise.

    Q3:
    Don't pick out things that already show what the reader is feeling/thinking. If there is a part on the extract where the writer states that they're feeling sad, don't just write ''oh this quote shows that the writer is feeling sad''. Like all of the other questions, be perceptive, look for things that others won't see.
    There is usually in mood change in all of the extracts, look out for that.

    Q4:
    Don't feel like you have to just look for DAFOREST techniques. If you see a significant word/s that you think will be worthwhile to write about then write about it.
    Your linking doesn't have to be exact. Don't feel like that if you see a simile in one text then you have to compare it to a simile in another text. You could just write about how it can make the reader feel e.g if that simile makes the reader feel scared then look for other things in the other article that could also make the reader feel scared. It could be a metaphor, a statistic, etc.
    Don't write about sentence length, audience type or purpose. It isn't rewarded so you'll be wasting your time - focus on the language

    Q5 & Q6:
    Use as many language devices as you can e.g: rhetorical questions, humour, alliteration, repetition, facts, statisitcs, lists, similies, metaphors, hyperbole, personifcation, imperatives, superlatives etc.
    Try and use a range of sentence types
    Try and use a range of punctuation
    I would try and do Q6 first as it's worth more marks

    Good luck with the exam!
    thanks, and good luck to you to!
 
 
 
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