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Written Assignment

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This consists of a creative writing
task of 500600 words linked to one
of the two literary texts read in class
and a 150250 word rationale. It must
be written during the final year of the
course and is externally assessed. It
must be the independent work of the
student, under the teachers guidance.
Requirements: rationale

Students must write a 150250 word rationale introducing the


assignment that must include:
a brief introduction to the literary text(s)
an explanation of how the task is linked to the literary text(s)
the students intended aim(s)
explanation of how the student intends to achieve his or her
aim(s)choice of text types, audience, register, style and so on.
Requirements: task
a creative piece of writing that will be based on The Lottery or The
Perks of Being a Wallflower.
task must be 500600 words in length
Students should effectively use a range of language
appropriate to the chosen text type and aim(s) stated in the
rationale.
Formal Guidelines
Must be your own work
Agree your choice of assignment with me first
You can produce a first draft, about which I can
give you verbal feedback only
Text types: Speech
Will include

a semi-formal to formal register, perhaps with


flashes of informality
speech rhetoric e.g. rhetorical questions,
repetition, flashes of humour
an address to the audience and keep contact
with them throughout (e.g. use of we and
you etc.)
catching the audiences attention at the
beginning, and leave a clear impression at the
end
Text types: News report
Will include

a headline, and possibly sub-headline


a semi-formal to formal register - i.e. simple, clear and
direct
factual information methodically, usually from main
facts to subordinate details
short paragraphs , for clear and accessible reading
use of quotes
TE Text Types: Diary

Will include
an informal register
Use of first person narration
heading with a date or day
reflection on the part of the writer, e.g. self-
questioning
First, read the rationale to see if it includes these things

a brief introduction to the literary text(s)


an explanation of how the task is linked to the literary text(s)
the students intended aim(s)
explanation of how the student intends to achieve his or her
aim(s)choice of text types, audience, register, style and so on.
Weak assignments
Didnt relate the task to the rationale
Didnt relate the task to the literary work
Didnt clearly state aims in the rationale
Didnt explain how the text type would inform the
task
Also
new endings or new chapters were generally not
successful
Strong assignments
-specified which part of the literary work was
included in the assignment
-commented on how text type, audience, register
and style help to achieve aims
Final tips
Focus your task on a specific aspect/part of the
literary work to demonstrate understanding of the
literary work
Make sure your task is strongly linked to the
literary work
In the task, DO WHAT YOU SAY YOURE GOING TO
DO in the rationale
Use language appropriate the your text type
Dont copy a lot from the literary text