Tag: Writing

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Why I love free writing

Do you ever find yourself drawn to write with no clear idea as to where anything is going?

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I BLAME LAKOFF: a woman’s view on language inequality

Before getting into the main article I want to clarify that this was written as one of my practise papers in A level English Language and not all of the views are my own personal opinions and were expressed to show a directed opinion in my mock exam. I achieved 30/40 marks in this question and was really happy with the outcome of this paper. I hope you enjoy this example answer from the 2016 AS English Language paper 2. 

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Writing – My actual GCSE answer 36/40

Hey, it’s Katherine. So I got a level 8 in my English language GCSE. I was so happy when my English teacher decided she wanted to recall my paper so that it could be used as an example piece. I got 36/40 for this question: 23/24 for content and 13/16 for grammar. I have changed a couple of grammatical errors that I spotted but other then that and a word I had to guess at because it was covered by the examiners marking, it is completely unchanged. I couldn’t find the same image that the exam board used but the image is a pretty close to the tone of the original image and to the tone of my writing. I am so proud of this piece of work and hope you enjoy or that this is helpful to you if you are studying for your GCSEs.

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Writing Advice – Starting with a Premise

Hey guys, it’s Katherine! Today I wanted to talk about where to start with the whole writing thing and why people get so lost with it. It took me about a year of wanting to write a book to actually understand why when I started writing I didn’t find I was getting anywhere. I would start writing the first couple of pages and then come to a standstill.

I didn’t have a plan.

I didn’t know what was happening or how my characters would develop and most importantly I didn’t know how my story was going to end. When you start writing it is important to know all of these things. When teachers tell you to write and plan a story they often don’t fully explain themselves. I like using the SALES technique to being my planning with a premise.

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Lighthouse – Descriptive piece

This is a piece of descriptive writing for question 5 on the new AQA English Language GCSE Exams. I’m so pleased with my results I got a Level 8 in English Language and a Level 7 in English Literature. I couldn’t find the exact picture that was in the mock test but we had to write a story about a lighthouse in a storm. It’s important to remember for anyone sitting the exams that the mark scheme is the same for descriptive writing as it is for writing a story, so make sure you write a very descriptive story with only a couple of events within it. I scored 28/40 for this question. I’m not sure about content and grammar marks exactly but I hope you enjoy x