If it’s a reading / analysis question

  • are you being asked to TAP the text?
    • Text-type (what form is the text in? Think about its structure)
    • Audience (who is the intended audience? Think about its content)
    • Purpose (why was is written? To describe, explain, instruct, inform, persuade?)
  • always structure your answer using RACERS
  • be analytical and analyse all of the text / extract provided, inferring meaning

If it’s a writing / creative question

  • be clear about TAP (as above) – if there is a particular format you need to write in, make sure you know what it is and how to do it
  • consider your perspective, focus, pace and atmosphere.
    • LINK TO STRUCTURAL FEATURES TO FOLLOW
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