Edexcel Eng Lit & Lang Unit 6:Genre Studies Watch
ARGHH, this exam is 40% and I know nothing.
Are you quite apt with using terminology? I don't feel too confident at the moment. We haven't really learnt anything beyond the basics of semantics, lexis, word classes, sentence types and the such - and I really think you need to impress the examiner with this exam as it underpins your whole 2 year study.
Think being able to talk about the attitudes and values is the most important aspect. Would be very good if we could grill people who got A's.
It is 40% of A2 like Writing for different audiences & purposes last year was 40% of AS. Guess which one I had to resit.
God. i'm not looking forward to this exam. How is everyone revising for this?
A few cursory glances at old work on it. Looking at a couple of past papers, one given to us in class, the other off the edexcel website. Got a revision less tomorrow perhaps, not entirely sure what we'll do, but should be enough. I'm a believer in doing the learning in class throughout the year rather than elsewhere tbh.
I have a past paper in which a past student did, also have past homeworks i have done. So i will look at these and revise terminology i think.
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T = PATFSC
Text = Purpose, Audience, Topic, Form, Style, Context
If you go through Text A using this then through Text B using this whilst comparing to Text A and finally through Text C using the mnemonic and comparing with both you cover EVERY aspect of what they are looking for and you compare all texts - works for me anyway
- discussed purposes
"The three texts are all very different..."
2. Text A Discussion.
- Talk about Text A in regards to Stylistic Features like
Register and use terminology.
3. Text B Discussion.
- Discuss Text B in contrast to Text A and comment on Text
B's stylistic features.
4. Text C Discussion.
- Discuss Text C in contast to the other 2 previous texts.
And again comment on stylistic features in this specific text.
5. Attitudes and Values conveyed.
-Discuss attitudes and values individually and apply to all 3 texts.
Discuss in detail with exapl.es.
6. Literally and Language Features
They sometimes ask you to comment how your knowedge of lang and lit features has helped you to do the essay. The person in this past essay concluded their essay by writing about this saying how 'studying certain genres' has helped them.
Would this make a good essay structure do you think?
I think the person for this essay got a low A grade.
I get B's and thats it- can't get any higher
But at the end of the day B is pretty good and i need it to get into uni.
I did absolutley rubbish last year in AS. Got a D in Desk Study ( Unit 2) and C in 'The Spoken Word' (unit 1), but got a B in unit 3. So i retook units 1 & 2 this year and hoping they will bump my overall grade up - heres to HOPING! We didn't have the coursework option!
But im really hoping to get a B. If i get that then, i will one happy student!
It doesn't actually help that one of my english lecturers is an absolute moron at teaching and has been away and 1/2 the year.
I'm not looking forward to this exam because i feel you have to write loads, but fingers crossed. I'm hoping they pick 3 good texts to analyse for us!
Haha. Chances of that happening. Zero. Nada.
Yeah i don't think its a hard exam as such, i just mean that you have to comment, on what seems alot and use appropiate terminology and give examples.
Which is sometimes complicated if your confused about a certain genre a text is when it isn't that clear.
Like today, i had a look at a past paper and one extract, was about 6 lines long. And it didn't adopt any conventions from genres at all!
Overall, i'm just hoping i structure it right and don't go 'off topic' in the exam and totally shut down!