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.
Here’s also a copy of the formulae for answering different types of close reading questions.
Make sure you catch up on the Close Reading (RUAE) work we’ve been doing this week – PowerPoint is below.
Higher Close Reading
Right folks, for Wednesday next week, you should complete the last question in the 2015 RUAE paper, available at the link here.
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.
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)
Here’s a copy of the PowerPoint we’ve been working through in class, along with the Perfection passage and Tone sheet – I’d print this last one out if you don’t get a copy from me.
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”.
- 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.