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Writing to Advise

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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.


Activity 1

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.





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