Restate the question
(use NAMES, not pronouns)

  • Think
    • Consider the question you are responding to…
      • is it a statement (in which case, do you agree or disagree)?
      • are you arguing a point (what is your point)?
      • are you highlighting specific language or a technique (what is it)?
      • what have you learnt from the text?
      • what is your argument?
  • Write
    • Restate the question as part of your argument in a single, concise sentence (or part of a single, concise sentence)
      • clearly answer the question
      • identify your position (point of view / agreement or disagreement)
      • unless creating an introductory paragraph, ensure this sentence expresses just one idea


The writer has structured the opening of A Christmas Carol

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