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AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - no one cares if you’re interested- the writer isn’t looking for feedback, you’re not an editor...

AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - no one cares if you’re interested- the writer isn’t looking for feedback, you’re not an editor...

And now question three. You little tricky brute. It should be so simple! Teach structural devices, and how to analyse them, chuck in a couple of nice sounding technical terms to boost their confidence, and voila! Eight out of eight? NO.

AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - no one cares if you’re interested- the writer isn’t looking for feedback, you’re not an editor...

‘It makes you want to read on,’ they write.

Oh no...

AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - no one cares if you’re interested- the writer isn’t looking for feedback, you’re not an editor...

Part of the blame must be placed with the irritating phrasing of the question. ‘How has the writer structured the story to interest the reader’. As if on cue, a billion churlish teenagers start complaining how it isn’t interesting at all…

What counts as structure on a whole sentence level is a bit of sore point too. Sentence construction isn’t, well, not unless it is repeated throughout the text. And if it is done deliberately. Oh, and if is worth analysing, with some kind of discernible deliberate effect. So, yeah, don’t mention sentence structure.

AQA Paper 1 Question 3 - no one cares if you’re interested- the writer isn’t looking for feedback, you’re not an editor...

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