Apart from the section about God Bless You, Mr Rosewater, in the exam, you will also be doing a language analysis on an article/editorial, etc.
Here are the whiteboard notes for today’s lesson:
And a few more notes (not in any order):
When analysing an article/editorial etc., think about the language. Who is the audience for this piece?
What are the bones of this article/message?
Image – how does the image support the message?
Part B (the meaty part):
Here’s how the writer positions the audience to think or feel in a certain way.
Argument: You need a main contention and supporting statements.
If you were writing this piece, think about how you would dress up the article to position your audience to think/feel in a certain way or to do something.
How do you want the audience to feel? eg You might want them to feel sorry for you; You might want them to feel ashamed that they hadn’t spoken up earlier.
You need evidence and a case in point.