RUAE Close Reading Homework

Hello folks,

Here’s a link to the RUAE booklet you’ll be completing homework from.

Articles 1 and 2 should be completed for Tuesday 23rd October.

Higher homework-booklet

Here’s also a copy of the formulae for answering different types of close reading questions.

RUAE Formulae


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.

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)


Homework – Persuasive Techniques/Close Reading

Hello folks,

This homework is due on Wednesday 24th August.

  • Read the article ‘Libraries: Cathedral’s of Our Souls’.
  • Find and quote AT LEAST TEN examples of the persuasive techniques the writer has used.
  • Now, using your Close Reading formulae, ANALYSE the writer’s use of language for these techniques.

E.g. The use of emotive language in “hospitals of the soul”.

  • Metaphor
  • What the image suggests: Just as a hospital is somewhere where people are cared for and helped…
  • What the writer is using it to tell us: … so too do libraries help improve our emotional wellbeing, providing us with somewhere safe, where we can improve our state of mind and understanding of ourselves.