Writing Task: 1. Must be in a creative/imaginative way 2. Purpose: I. What do I wish to communicate? II. What do I want to achieve? III. Am I giving a talk? IV. Do I need instructions Purposes of writing: (Intention/Aim of writing it) - To inform - To criticise - To persuade - To describe - To entertain - To provoke people 3. Important questions to ask yourself when making a plan: - Purpose? - Audience? - Method of writing? 4. Look at - roles - themes 5. Roles - Who is the writer? (either chosen or your choice) - 1993 HSC role was fairly open - Before 1993 Specific role was more necessary eg.parent, reviewers, citizen, etc - 1985 HSC had 2 roles (the more different the better) 6. Audience - Depends on role - What form of writing is best suited for it? - Script - Pamphlet - Draft entry - Letter to editor - Age group? 7. Style of writing: - Informal? - Entertaining? - Formal? - A Satire? - Other? 8. When asked to, use your OWN experiences 9. Use correct punctuation and paragraphing Pre-Trail HSC / HSC Guidelines for study for writing task: A - Carefully plan writing by asking yourself these questions: - What shall I say? - Purpose? - Audience? - Best form of communication B - Even in letters you must use paragraphs and proper writing C - If you have time do a 1st draft D - Conference with others on it (let them read/criticise it) E - Redraft F - Practice writing for different audiences G - Practice writing for different roles H - Practise writing for different purposes I - Do NOT offend the reader Tips for answering the writing task: * Last years paper is NOT this years paper * Improve beyond year 10 standards!! * Do NOT imitate the reading task * The key to a good answer is the right style of writing! Stick to the style of writing the question asks! (eg.essay, creative writing, report, etc) * Stick to purpose!! - do NOT spend 3 pages on invalid information! * Do NOT kill the writer at the end of the story or end in a dream! * Be ORIGINAL Return to last menu
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