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How to go about answering. Getting started  They all tend to look the same but check the coding for clues.  Is it E or E/A or E/U?  E= style and ideas.

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1 How to go about answering

2 Getting started  They all tend to look the same but check the coding for clues.  Is it E or E/A or E/U?  E= style and ideas  E= style or ideas  E= style and/or ideas  E/A = Style alone  E/U = Ideas alone (?)

3 Wording may vary  Which of the two passages did you find most persuasive? Justify your answer by referring closely to the style and/or ideas of both passages. 6E  6 items to get straight.  1. ‘persuasive’ Answer needs ‘persuasive’ in it at least once, but better if more than once.

4  2. Justify you view = provide evidence  3...by referring closely to.. = actual WORDS from passage OR refer to INCIDENTS/ANECDOTES or IDEAS.  4...to the style and/or ideas..  STYLE = mention some of the techniques we have looked: word choice, imagery, structure, tone, climax etc.

5  E.g. ‘The writer’s word choice of ‘festered’, ‘sweltered’ and ‘roasting’ are useful in persuading us of the unpleasantness of... This, together with the simile ‘like molten lead’, describes persuasively the discomfort which.....

6  IDEAS cover the content and argument of the passages, things you have deduced from your understanding of the passages. ..of BOTH passages.. You MUST have material in your answer from both. Maybe one IS more persuasive/interesting/informative than the other but BOTH MUST be covered. You do not have to deal with each EQUALLY, but you do have to consider both.

7 Useful phrases  Although the tone of the first passage is more serious, for example in (give an example of formal, serious tone), nevertheless the ironic humour of the second passage (give an example of irony) makes it easier to be persuaded by the writer’s point that state the writer’s main point). Furthermore,

8 Or  On the one hand, word choice such as While on the other hand, the use of personal anecdotes helps us come closer to the writer and understand his viewpoint. In addition,

9 Vocabulary for ideas  Dismissive / hostile / contemptuous / suspicious of/  Supportive of / favourable towards / finds preferable  Favours.. over  Alert to positive and negative views of...../ Demonstrates a balanced outlook by giving And.....  Carefully nuances his support/condemnation of the view that


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