Say what you’re going to say. Say it. Say what you’ve said. Three sentences. That was all the instruction I was given on essay technique back when I was sitting my GCSEs.These were three sentences that stood me in good stead throughout GCSE, A level, degree and postgraduate study.
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Learn the best techniques for writing a piece of fiction with BBC Bitesize GCSE English Language.Essay Writing Tips Make sure you write a brief plan for your answer. In your plan you should identify very clearly around six distinct. Spend about 5 or 10 minutes planning as this will help you make sure you have chosen the right question (because then.Writing your response to a poem, or making comparisons between two poems, takes careful planning. These tips show you how to analyse exam questions, structure essays and write in an appropriate style.
Descriptive Writing Writing to Describe. Vividly describe a person, object, event or experience. The reader should feel as if they have entered the writer’s world and imagination. Do not get this confused with writing a story with a plot! With descriptive writing there is no movement in time. You are painting a snapshot with your words.Read More
Introduction to writing non-fiction. Non-fiction can be used to describe a variety of texts, including speeches, leaflets, newspaper and magazine articles, reports, letters and guides.Read More
The best introductions have only two sentences: one for the topic, one for the argument A good introduction provides an outline of the points the essay will cover A good introduction leaves out the argument, instead saving it for the conclusion The best introductions start with an anecdote, waffle for a while and then mention the topic.Read More
English Language GCSE Paper 1 Section B Creative Writing Key Writing Techniques Adjectives - describing words that describe a noun. Used to help create a more vivid picture in our minds about the named object. Adverbs - words used to describe verbs. They help to create a more vivid picture in our minds about how something is being done.Read More
Constructing an argument is the key to writing an excellent essay. You will already know the importance of planning - knowing what your argument is and how it will progress is the first step in planning. Try this quiz to see how much you know about this vital skill, but take a moment first to ask yourself if you know what 'argument' means.Read More
Writing a conclusion is about finishing an essay. There is no substitute for practice when it comes to writing a good conclusion to an essay. Many people are so relieved to have finished making careful points which are fully supported by evidence and explanation, that they tail off, or, even worse, fail to write a conclusion at all.Read More
GCSE history essays follow a general fromula so once you get the hand of it you should be able to write any essay. A short and precise introduction is necessary, the introduction should include both sides of the arguement and then your judgement (basically which side you are going to argue for).Read More
Year 11 GCSE English Language A Letter to a Newspaper Top tips for a letter to a newspaper 1. Start with the correct salutation Dear Editor ( and sign-off Yours faithfully. 2. Start your first paragraph by referring to something you have read in the newspaper. 3. Don (t have a go at the editor! You are writing about an issue not criticising the.Read More
The key to writing a good essay introduction is to plan your answer first. This is more difficult in an exam than for a coursework essay, as you have the additional pressure of limited time. As a general rule-of-thumb, you should allocate about 5 minutes of planning time for each hour of the exam.Read More
How to write and deliver a speech. Detailed advice on how to develop a convincing line of argument, and engaging your audience, as well as a checklist of the language features of a formal speech. The resource includes comprehensive notes on the following aspects to support students plan and rehearse a speech: structure; language; content; delivery.Read More