Presentation on theme: "Success in close reading. Know the enemy Expect a challenge Read analytically Use what you already know."— Presentation transcript:
Success in close reading
Know the enemy Expect a challenge Read analytically Use what you already know
Know the enemy - question types Vocabulary Line of thought Cohesion Point of view Effectiveness
Expect a challenge Skills test - unfamiliar Skills test - difficult, complex ideas
Read analytically Who? For whom? Why? What? How? How well?
Use what you know already Everything must make sense Ask yourself questions Find connections and associations Build up a store by reading and listening
Success in close reading - -may depend on success in writing!
In the first place – how aware are you of the WRITING process?
If you can read analytically – you must be able to to produce writing consciously
Persuasive writing: “The best ever movie character” 100 words or so crafted carefully in 20 mins
Can you apply the question types to your own writing? Is it effective, generally? Is the writer’s tone unmistakable? Is the writing cohesive (eg use of punctuation?) Is there a clear line of thought ? Is the word choice complex and well chosen?
The Greatest Cape Compose 5 questions, one of each type Write up the expected answers Allocate marks to each