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Paper 1 Q4 is an evaluation question, you have to meet this objective: AO4 Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.
This is a SAMPLE question…
The first thing you need to remember is this is an evaluative question and requires a personal response from you the ‘reader’.
Evaluation is defined as “the making of a judgement about the value of something”.
- You are being tested on your ability to evaluate how effective a text is.
- This means you must write about the methods (techniques) a writer uses to create an effective text and are those effects successful?
- Try to analyse patterns of words e.g. the writer uses [strong verbs] to show….
Let’s look at an extract:
Here’s a ‘sample’…
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