Writing and understanding non-fiction texts

February 23, 2016 Cecile G

This is a quick guide to analysing and studying the effects of language in non-fiction for GCSE.


Understanding and producing non-fiction texts

To experiment with the effects of language, to analyse how language is used to inform, entertain/create tension.

Want to write a 'perceptive and detailed ' response to gain the top mark band?

 ‘I think a good article should...’        Headline and picture are both relevant.                        

• It should use irony, alliteration, humour, facts and statistics, rhetorical questions, imagery, exaggeration, repetition, juxtaposition, hyperbole, euphemism, personification, inform, entertain.

Don't forget to Mind the GAP- Genre, Audience and Purpose of the text.

What language choices has the author used? Why? What is the effect of the words the author has chosen? Can you identify any other language techniques? Could you improve the text? How? What would you add? Why?

Next, check your answers with the examiner's mark scheme (AQAJan/2013/Unit 1H) to gain an idea of your current level and where you need to improve. 





















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