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    I have just done my descriptive writing controlled assessment and scored like 10 out of 20 marks, which i am kind of disappointed about. But i want to learn from where I went wrong to improve a lot better.

    Any sort of help would do.

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    (Original post by jemnyokun14)
    I have just done my descriptive writing controlled assessment and scored like 10 out of 20 marks, which i am kind of disappointed about. But i want to learn from where I went wrong to improve a lot better.

    Any sort of help would do.

    Thanks
    Last year when I was doing my English GCSE I did these too. I did AQA English and what I used is they have a mark scheme sorta that they use for marking controlled assessments that includes the different bands and what a candidate needs to do to get into that band, this is very useful so when planning my essays I would use it to guide me. I also liked to plan in detail and sometimes practice what I would write and then when it came to doing it I felt prepared, you can always get a parent or friend to read through a draft/plan and get their input this is always useful. I loved doing these English Language creative writing tasks I hope this helps, feel free to ask me if you have any more questions
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    (Original post by skye99)
    Last year when I was doing my English GCSE I did these too. I did AQA English and what I used is they have a mark scheme sorta that they use for marking controlled assessments that includes the different and what a candidate needs to do to get into that band, this is very useful so when planning my essays I would use it to guide me. I also liked to plan in detail and sometimes practice what I would write and then when it came to doing it I felt prepared, you can always get a parent or friend to read through a draft/plan and get their input this is always useful. I loved doing these English Language creative writing tasks I hope this helps, feel free to ask me if you have any more questions
    That's a great idea to use for practicing to write for my writing task-thanks!
    I have another question, what techniques/methods did you use to write out in the essay of the controlled assessment. For instance, the one i have just previously done was write to 'describe'... what are the main key techniques to use generally when writing in these controlled assessments?

    again, thanks a lot, it really helped!
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    Literally have to be able to spell your name properly and it's an automatic B
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    SPG
    Language techniques - metaphors, similes, sibilance, assonance, personification, oxymorons
    Pathetic fallacy
    Dramatic irony
    More complex and refined language and terms/jargon
    Structure (short sentences, ellipses)

    tbh just remember those and you can wing the exam for writing, plus always aim high
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    (Original post by rustyldner)
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    SPG
    Language techniques - metaphors, similes, sibilance, assonance, personification, oxymorons
    Pathetic fallacy
    Dramatic irony
    More complex and refined language and terms/jargon
    Structure (short sentences, ellipses)

    tbh just remember those and you can wing the exam for writing, plus always aim high
    To be entirely honest, coursework doesn't matter. I was in the bottom set for English last year, got Cs in all coirsework, but got A* in all the exams, so came out with A in both Language and Literature. Just do enough to pass in this, focus on writing fast, and improving your SP&G, acquire a large vocab through reading, and remember quotes and themes for Lit, and practise language techniques and analysing for Langauge. Good luck.
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    (Original post by AnonymousEric)
    To be entirely honest, coursework doesn't matter. I was in the bottom set for English last year, got Cs in all coirsework, but got A* in all the exams, so came out with A in both Language and Literature. Just do enough to pass in this, focus on writing fast, and improving your SP&G, acquire a large vocab through reading, and remember quotes and themes for Lit, and practise language techniques and analysing for Langauge. Good luck.
    thanks a lot, i will try my best
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    (Original post by rustyldner)
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    SPG
    Language techniques - metaphors, similes, sibilance, assonance, personification, oxymorons
    Pathetic fallacy
    Dramatic irony
    More complex and refined language and terms/jargon
    Structure (short sentences, ellipses)

    tbh just remember those and you can wing the exam for writing, plus always aim high
    this is very useful, thanks
 
 
 
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