How can the same language features be used in texts that have a different, often completely different, purpose?
Surely the same ingredients make the same cake!
For example, how can statistics be used:
- in a news article arguing against mobile phones being brought into school
- in a letter to a Minister for Education informing him or her of the things you think should be done to improve education for teenagers
- in a letter to the editor of a national newspaper explaining why it’s unfair that fair teenagers are so often criticised in newspapers
An independent enquirer working at:
- Grade C will provide a developed answer showing how language features are used in different ways to support different purposes
- Grade B will clearly explain how the same language feature can be used to have a different effect, depending on the purpose
- Grade A will use a range of examples when evaluating the effectiveness of a language feature in two or more texts