As Language original writing commentary for courseworkWatch
Does anyone know where I can find examples of commentaries written for coursework? Basically, my teacher has left us to do it all by next week and hasn't given us any help or layout or anything.
Also, does anyone have a layout that they used for their commentaries?
I'm assuming that you're doing AQA... otherwise I don't know if this will be of any use to you!
Basically the aim of the commentaries is to explain not only how you devised your coursework pieces, but why you made the choices that you did. For example, if you've written for a teenage audience, what specific language features did you include that reflected this? e.g. informal voice, colloquial lexis, words that mimicked speech etc.
It's just an extended piece of writing - an essay, really - so there's not much to worry about with regards to layout.
We were told to make reference to our style models throughout, comment on the effectiveness of the techniques they employed and then explore how our pieces were similar/different.
So it's an evaluation of your piece and its success!
Hope this helps!
I dont have any idea at all what I'm writing about
The easiest way to desribe writing a commentary is to pick out all the literary techniques you have used in your work and explain why you have used them, what their desired effect is. Also you need to mention about you aim ie to entertain and how you managed to identify with your target audience. Recently finished my coursework and commentaries and I'm studying from home. Even worse!
WOW! buh i bet ur cleva.. unlike me lollz...
be required to produce two commentaries which will
allow them to reflect upon the writing process. Each
commentary should contain:
• discussion of the style model(s) used in the
• discussion of any significant changes made during
the writing process
• reference to any reading materials used, and
discussion of how they were adapted to suit the
• analysis of the stylistic devices used in the text,
with exemplification from the text
• reflection on the effectiveness of the final piece
including, where relevant, feedback from a variety
This is what AQA wants.