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    OK, I have my Eng Lan in November 2010, and I have a few questions:

    What do I include and how do structure a Paper 1 Sec A stating- "explain the writer’s argument" OR a question about "the main points" within the article.
    Normally, this would be 6-9 marks, so how can I ensure too gain full marks in these questions? Is it just paraphasing or do you need to do more (if yes, what else is needed?)

    Can someone shows a layout of how you would answer these questions?

    Thanks in advance
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    Use PQA/PEE paragraphs. ALWAYS explain the effect on the reader. For 6 marks do 3-4 paragraphs, 'bout 1/2-3/4 of a page. For 9 do 5. It works out around 2 marks per paragraph

    Example:

    Point: The writer uses the rule of three in her argument.
    Quote: '(use quote showing rule of three)'
    Analyse: This shows her reasons why people shouldn't smoke - can cause cancer etc... It also Presents them in a clear, precise and eye-catching way, which will draw the reader in.

    Pad out a bit, use some good vocab. for some extra marks You can mix up the order on PQA too, making it a bit less year 9 - the example makes sense whatever you swap really, just change the odd word here and there

    Oh, and you usually have to use language devices i.e. metaphors, rule of three... (you kind of have to learn these - the AQA aiming for A* english language revision book has these, it's really good, I recommend it). Apart form that it's pretty easy to catch on too. Good luck
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    (Original post by Skye333)
    Use PQA/PEE paragraphs. ALWAYS explain the effect on the reader. For 6 marks do 3-4 paragraphs, 'bout 1/2-3/4 of a page. For 9 do 5. It works out around 2 marks per paragraph

    Example:

    Point: The writer uses the rule of three in her argument.
    Quote: '(use quote showing rule of three)'
    Analyse: This shows her reasons why people shouldn't smoke - can cause cancer etc... It also Presents them in a clear, precise and eye-catching way, which will draw the reader in.

    Pad out a bit, use some good vocab. for some extra marks You can mix up the order on PQA too, making it a bit less year 9 - the example makes sense whatever you swap really, just change the odd word here and there

    Oh, and you usually have to use language devices i.e. metaphors, rule of three... (you kind of have to learn these - the AQA aiming for A* english language revision book has these, it's really good, I recommend it). Apart form that it's pretty easy to catch on too. Good luck
    THANKS LOADS
    So, for even the questions where it is asked for the main point/explaining the writer's arguament, I should include the linguistic devices?

    Also, are questions which asks for the main points and questions which ask to explan the writer's arugument the same?
    Thanks again.
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    (Original post by twig)
    THANKS LOADS
    So, for even the questions where it is asked for the main point/explaining the writer's arguament, I should include the linguistic devices?

    Also, are questions which asks for the main points and questions which ask to explan the writer's arugument the same?
    Thanks again.
    The same but just put one of their points in for the 'P' part. You could add a device, but don't have to go into as much detail as if they ask for it
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    Thank you.

    Okay, so for the main point/explain arguement questions, I shall just summarise the main sections of the article, and doing this in PEE format, with some devices if needed or if there is enough time.

    So for the main points in the Explain part of the PEE, do I just paraphrase, and if possible show devices of how the point is made?
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    (Original post by twig)
    Thank you.

    Okay, so for the main point/explain arguement questions, I shall just summarise the main sections of the article, and doing this in PEE format, with some devices if needed or if there is enough time.

    So for the main points in the Explain part of the PEE, do I just paraphrase, and if possible show devices of how the point is made?
    These ^, it will get you extra marks Examiners mostly want to see structure in your paragraphs. Just remember to explain the effect devices they have on the reader/writing - usually it's alway 'draws them into to the writing' or 'emphasises the point the writer makes'. It's quite easy once you get used to it And when you paraphrase you can put in a few fancy words to get vocab. marks + impress :yes:

    I haven't got my final grade back yet, but my mocks were good. And this part of all the english papers was the easiest and went the best

    Before your exam get a few practice papers and do a few questions this way. The questions are basically exactly the same, but just usuing different topics. (Almost always about the environment/smoking/teen issues)
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    What do I include and how do structure a Paper 1 Sec A stating- "explain the writer’s argument" OR a question about "the main points" within the article.


    Its already answered, but I thought I'd just chip in too...

    Explaining the writers argument - what she says and how she says it, why its effective and how it effects the audience.
    The main points is basically the same thing, but you outline each main point shes made (3/4 should be fine), and then say how she says it and makes it effective, plus add in something about how the points tie together to make the piece effective ect.

    Feel free to PM me if you want any help or whatever, I sat the exam in November 08 and got a A grade
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    (Original post by SarahLouisexoxo)
    What do I include and how do structure a Paper 1 Sec A stating- "explain the writer’s argument" OR a question about "the main points" within the article.


    Its already answered, but I thought I'd just chip in too...

    Explaining the writers argument - what she says and how she says it, why its effective and how it effects the audience.
    The main points is basically the same thing, but you outline each main point shes made (3/4 should be fine), and then say how she says it and makes it effective, plus add in something about how the points tie together to make the piece effective ect.

    Feel free to PM me if you want any help or whatever, I sat the exam in November 08 and got a A grade
    Thanks a lot
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    There are examples of marked scripts on the AQA Website. Please see here:

    http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/...?id=02&prev=02

    These could help you to resolve issues to do with exam technique.

    Hope this helpss
 
 
 
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