Presentation on theme: "The Reading paper Some things to remember. Read the questions carefully You will be asked to: Find answers to straightforward questions; Deduce and infer."— Presentation transcript:
The Reading paper Some things to remember
Read the questions carefully You will be asked to: Find answers to straightforward questions; Deduce and infer information; Comment on how text is organised; Comment on language and its effect; Quote to back up your comments.
How the paper is organised You will have: 15 minutes to read the booklet (3 texts) 1 hour to answer ALL the questions
Tips and Hints: Reading the booklet Remember: Identify purpose and audience; Look for clues to how each text is organised e.g. topic sentences; Notice features of language and style. You may annotate the texts as you read.
Tips and Hints: answering the questions Be careful to: Read each question carefully and make sure you answer appropriately; Include quotes if the question requires it; Spend longer on 5 mark questions; Avoid missing questions; if in doubt, have a go; Use the PEE method on 5 mark questions.
Tips and Hints: Managing the Exam Boost your chances by: Reading actively and staying focussed; Keeping an eye on the time and dividing time available between the three sets of questions; Working at a good pace; Leaving a couple of minutes to check your work when you have finished;
You know exactly what to do. If you remember all the skills you have learned, If you keep your concentration, you can and will do just fine!