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can anyone give me some pointers for a yr 7 pupil could put down for "a good piece of writing"?

(8 Posts)
cutekids Tue 22-Sep-09 19:00:57

i remember there being rules but can't for the life of me remember!!!

cutekids Tue 22-Sep-09 19:13:01


DillyTantay Tue 22-Sep-09 19:14:16

give reasons for opinions
give examples from a book ( or quotes)
use similies and metaphors

dont keep using the same word!

LadyGlencoraPalliser Tue 22-Sep-09 19:20:54

Never use "nice" to describe something. Look carefully at your adjectives and adverbs to see if they are working hard for you.

bigchris Tue 22-Sep-09 19:23:57

have an introduction and a conclusion if its an essay

CybilLiberty Tue 22-Sep-09 19:26:18

fiction or non fiction?

PandaG Tue 22-Sep-09 19:28:50

uses punctuation to make the meaning clear.

janeite Tue 22-Sep-09 19:39:28

Depends on the kind of writing but:

Use a variety of openers and connectives to interest the reader;

Use a range of vocabulary including some less common, adventurous words;

Use a variety of short, snappy sentences and longer, more complex ones;

Use paragraphs and punctuation to structure the work and make it easier for the reader to access/enjoy.

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