Hopefully you've looked at any disappointing results as positives and worked out where you went wrong and how to put things right.
At this point I can point you to this post on marginal gains and remind you that an improvement of one mark per question is an improvement of a grade when you add these together.
The last post has the questions you should attempt and some tips no mistakes I have seen from your mock exams.
First of all here are your sources:
Source 1 - Kenya To Deploy Drones in All National Parks
Source 2 - Google Glasses
Source 3 - The Toughest Expedition of my Life
Question 1 - What do you understand about the issue of Poaching in Kenya's National Parks? (Source 1)
This question is gradually improving. Remember 3-4 quotations with inferences linked to the key words in the question.
Key Mistake from Mock - Inferences should be in your own words not repeating the words from the text and for the sophisticated band your inference should make a connection that is not expressly written in the text.
Question 2 - Explain how the Headline, the sub-headline and the picture are effective and how they link to the text. (Source 2)
You need to anlayse one or two features of the Headline and the picture. Each point your make should have a specific link to a quotation from the text.
Key Mistake from the Mock - Not linking your analysis to specific quotations from the main text and jumping straight to colour in the picture. Remember only use colour if it is a clear choice of the article - don't forget scale is also important.
Question 3 - Explain some of the thoughts and feelings of the writer about his Atlantic rowing adventure.
3-4 Quotations needed here. Link your inferences to thoughts and feelings.
Key Mistake from the Mock - Not covering thoughts and inferences simply re-stating what is in the text. Sophisticated tip - if your quotation has a device in it, mention it!
Question 4 - Compare some of the ways the writers use language for effect. (Source three and either Source 1 or Source 2).
This question has seen the biggest improvement. Remember you need 3-4 quotations from each text analysed focusing on effect and evaluated for the top band.
Key Mistake from the Mock - The device is not important the effect is. Don't technique spot, tell the examiner what the language suggests. Sophisticated Band tip - Only focus on individual words; you don't have to write down lengthy quotations.
Question 5 - Describe an experience where you had to show mental toughness and explain how you overcame it for an online teen blog.
5 - 6 paragraphs needed here. Remember your variety hand to ensure you include all the relevant details of writing.
Key Mistake from the Mock - Remember your purpose(s). Your writing needs to be decriptive, informative , explanatory or a combination of purposes. Tick each purpose in the question as you meet it.
Question 6 - 'If we continue to take nature for granted, we will soon be the only living organisms left on the planet'.
Argue for or against prioritising nature for a newspaper article.
Here you need 7-8 paragraphs. Remember your variety hand to ensure you include all the relevant details of writing.
Key Mistake from Mock - Not showing balance in your argument. Even if it asks you to argue for or against, the purpose of Argue means you still need to show balance.
Remember your exam questions are due in every Wednesday.