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Could someone mark this for me please?

Discussion in 'English' started by cogman123, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Hey guys, My son just did a 7 mark fact and opinion question and I was wondering if I get get some professional English help so could someone mark it for him please?

    Question: How does the writer use facts and use opinions? (7 marks)

    Link to the article : http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/s...345/lol001.jpg

    Link to his answer (two sides on a4)

    Thanks so much guys! I
  2. http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/s...345/lol001.jpg


  3. thequillguy

    thequillguy New commenter

    Interesting request here. I'd be very surprised if this isn't a troll, but that's not a bad thing necessarily. To note, a 7 mark fact and opinion question requires (roughly) 14 minutes of writing and (roughly) 3-4 points identified (half the number of marks rounded up).

    I advise my students to identify specific audience and purpose in first sentence (or two, max). As it's a reading, and not a writing paper, I also advise my students to use a connective (firstly, secondly, in addition, lastly etc.) to note for the examiner each point. To those who need it, I also suggest using either 'which' or a 'this suggests/implies' to each fact or opinion identified, and ensured that your explain (the 'how') refers to the audience and purpose of the article. I'll give an example below. Finally, and this is a biggie, I'd make sure that the student actually identifies and mentions the words 'fact' or opinion'.

    Example article: Audience: Football fans interested in the Premiership relegation battle. Purpose: To persuade that Wolves deserve to be relegated as they have not improved in this past year.

    Example answer without these points: The article uses the number of points Wolves have the show how they don't have many points. This makes the reader understand how bad they are without having to read lots of writing which would be boring.

    Example answer with these points: Firstly, the article refers to the fact that Wolves only have 33 points with three games to go to avoid relegation. This suggests that although Wolves avoided relegation last season on the same points, they must have not improved as a team in the past year.

    PM me if you want some further help. And, if you are a parent, my paypal (or my justgiving.com) is open ;-)

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