Close Reading Revision Websites

Below is a list of sites which publish high quality journalism – the type that is used for the close reading/RUAE exam. Try to get into the habit of reading an article or two a day, to familiarise yourself with the style of language, and broaden your understanding and vocabulary.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/commentisfree

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion

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Homework Reminders

Hi folks,

Hope you’re all having a good break. Just a reminder of Ho rework you should be completing:

  • Persuasive essay draft 1 – due Wednesday 26th October
  • Close reading assessment – begins Wednesday 26th October (PLEASE revise your formulae and read quality journalism to prepare – links to help will be in a following post)
  • Close reading homework – due Wednesday 26th October (this will help prepare you for the assessment so don’t ignore it in favour of other things)
  • Talk assessments on your dream trip – begin Wednesday 2nd November (this is names out a hat, so EVERYONE must come prepared)