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Purpose why are you writing this text? Paper 1: To argue, persuade, advise. Paper 2: To inform, explain, describe. The key word will be in bold. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Writing to inform and explain


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Purpose why are you writing this text? Paper 1
To argue, persuade, advise. Paper 2 To inform,
explain, describe. The key word will be in
bold. Audience who is this text for, which
words will you use to show this? Form how
will you write this text? e.g. advert,
newspaper article, letter. How can you show that
you have understood the form? Make sure you stay
consistent throughout your response. Formality
level of formality e.g. Good afternoon,
Hello, Hi, Hey, When you are writing your
answer consider the type of Language, e.g. an
advert will be using persuasive language
and could be for a specific target audience by
using friendly and Informal language.
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  • PAFF
  • 1. With a pen or highlighter, pick out the PAFF
    key words in each question. If you are not given
    the audience or form then use your judgement as
    to who you are writing for and in what form.
    Remember that at the end of the day your examiner
    is your ultimate audience.
  • 2. Use these words to inform your planning, so
    make sure you have all of them.
  • 3. Read each question, at least twice, to make
    sure you have understood what you are being asked
    to do.

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Writing to inform
  • June 2006
  • 3. School students sometimes say they get bored
    in the long summer holidays. Write an article
    for a local newspaper informing students of the
    different things they could do to prevent boredom.

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Writing to explain
4. Explain what qualities you think a best friend
should have, giving examples why you think this.
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