To attain the highest marks in an exam the AQA exam boards mark scheme
for their 2013 English Language examinations said that a text should:
1. communicate in a convincing and compelling way
2. have form, content and style are matched to purpose and
3. engage with the reader
4. uses linguistic devices e.g rhetorical questions
5. wide vocabulary choice
6. fluent and coherent
7. variety of structural features
If it makes it easier, in your Spider plan note down which techniques you are
going to use in which point to make sure you get a variety.
For example: point 1 = rhetorical question and list of three, point 2 = hyperbole
and anecdote, point 3 = repetition, facts and figures. Then you can tick them
off as you go.
Now you have a go at writing. Choose one of the other points from the above
example and have a got at writing a point yourself. Remember to include
techniques. When you have written it use the “comments” column to
analyse your point, as shown in the extract above.