Hello my lovelies.
I hope you have had a refreshing and relaxing holidays. Because this term is going to be full of essays, learning and a lot of good old work! Hooray!
First of all….quotes. Most of you were okay. But all of you.. pay attention… put your eyes really close to the screen and let me cyber-yell at you.
USE QUOTATIONS FROM THE TEXT TO SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT OR I MAY COME AT YOU WITH RAGE AND/OR DISPLEASURE!!!!!!!!!
I cannot stress this enough. Think of The Bridge. I know you had only just recieved my ‘mock up’ of The Bridge prior to sitting your exams. BUT THE BRIDGE IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR BOTH SECTION I AND SECTION III.
Okay, so let’s say, in Section I, you are asked a question about a poem and how it expresses a sense of belonging:
Using the Bridge model, you would first:
IDENTIFY: – So clearly give an example of a language feature found in the text (similie, onomatapoiea, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery etc etc).
EXPLAIN: – Then, you explain how the language feature explores a sense of belonging and what effect this has on the reader…
SUPPORT: – USE THE FLIPPING QUOTE FROM THE TEXT!!!!
RELATE: – If you have no done so already, relate it back to the question!!!
You can even mix up the order if you like!!
This same model should be used in just about every paragraph in an essay that you write. Hard work, I know! We’ll get there, though.
Now, because I am so displeased with the lack of full marks in this section, this coming Friday you will sit another test. You will be given different texts, but the same sorts of questions, because we really need to practise this part of the exam.
So, now that I’ve had a go at you all… I have seen the results for the rest of the exam.. and let me just say… I’m a little proud of you all :)
I’ll leave it there for now.. You have tasks to complete!!