Time to channel your inner Battle OWL.
Q4 is the question that has the most marks assigned to it in Section A and you should be spending the most time on. It is also the most difficult!
First of all the basics - 16 Marks / 24 Minutes / 1 - 1 1/2 pages
Here you are asked to compare the language in two of the sources. This tests the same skill as you have developed through your Macbeth assessment.
What is OWLS - well it is an acronym to help you look for points you can make.
You can talk about:
Overall Tone (of the article)
Words (Key words used that stand out)
Language Devices (techniques used by the writer)
Structure (Sentences and Paragraphs)
Success in this question comes back to our Higher Order Thinking Skills
You have to hit Analyse or above (not create as that is the focus of the writing section) to gain C - A* grades.
This means not only must you pick out the language used but you must also state in detail what effect the language has.
Finally to top it off you have to compare. Does one use a rhetorical question to develop a point in a certain way whereas the other source uses a different device or achieves a different effect?
You should have 4 comparative paragraphs each with a quote from each source that is fully explained and compared. Don't just talk about one source than the other.
Question is below:
Now you need to refer to Source 3 and either Source 1 or Source 2.
Compare the ways in which language is used for effect in the two texts.
Give some examples and analyse what the effects are. (16 Marks)
Source 1 Source 2