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A QUICK QUESTION on Q5 lang paper 1

So, how close should my answer be to the question if I'm doing the story for example? Can I just take inspiration from it or does the whole story need to be about the prompt? How far can I twist it before it's too vague? This is because I've pre planned a perfect answer and I'm planning on twisting it to fit the question. It would suck if the question was completely different. Thankyou!!
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Original post by Poooop
So, how close should my answer be to the question if I'm doing the story for example? Can I just take inspiration from it or does the whole story need to be about the prompt? How far can I twist it before it's too vague? This is because I've pre planned a perfect answer and I'm planning on twisting it to fit the question. It would suck if the question was completely different. Thankyou!!

For description, it has to involve the picture in some way, and in the story, it has to stick to the prompt completely.

So my advice would not be to pre-plan paragraphs (examiners can tell when this has been done), but to pre-plan techniques, like I know I will try to get in (depending on question) 'hissing like the sun's beams' (sibillance, synaesthesia and simile all at once).
Original post by Poooop
So, how close should my answer be to the question if I'm doing the story for example? Can I just take inspiration from it or does the whole story need to be about the prompt? How far can I twist it before it's too vague? This is because I've pre planned a perfect answer and I'm planning on twisting it to fit the question. It would suck if the question was completely different. Thankyou!!


Following.
Also how did you prep the story prior hand? Do you have any tips, please 🙏🏽
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Original post by evitarojs
Following.
Also how did you prep the story prior hand? Do you have any tips, please 🙏🏽
So I've been advised that writing full pre planned story paragraphs isn't the best idea. But if you're still interested for some tips then I used chat gpt to get some good ideas for descriptions. I didnt copy anything word by word, but just used it to get some metaphor ideas for example and good volcabulary. It's a bit of an unorthodox method but as long as you don't just copy things down blindly then ai is quite useful as a tool. This is just what I did :smile:
Original post by Poooop
So I've been advised that writing full pre planned story paragraphs isn't the best idea. But if you're still interested for some tips then I used chat gpt to get some good ideas for descriptions. I didnt copy anything word by word, but just used it to get some metaphor ideas for example and good volcabulary. It's a bit of an unorthodox method but as long as you don't just copy things down blindly then ai is quite useful as a tool. This is just what I did :smile:


Hey! Thank you so much! I didnt think of that’ :smile:
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Original post by Placidusax
For description, it has to involve the picture in some way, and in the story, it has to stick to the prompt completely.
So my advice would not be to pre-plan paragraphs (examiners can tell when this has been done), but to pre-plan techniques, like I know I will try to get in (depending on question) 'hissing like the sun's beams' (sibillance, synaesthesia and simile all at once).

Ohh okk. Thank you!!

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