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Area of Study Imaginative Writing. Compose your own text which shows ideas and attitudes about Power and Authority Use the language forms and features that you have identified in your prescribed and chosen texts Be original! ( ie : write with your own style!). Assessment Rubric… . Section II
Area of StudyImaginative WritingCompose your own text which shows ideas and attitudes about Power and AuthorityUse the language forms and features that you have identified in your prescribed and chosen textsBe original! (ie: write with your own style!)Assessment Rubric… Section II15 marksAttempt Question 2Allow about 40 minutes for this sectionAnswer the question in a SEPARATE writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available.In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:______________________________________________________________________________
  • express understanding of Power and Authority in the context of your studies
  • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context_____________________________________________________________________________
  • http://coolstuffschool.comexpress understanding of Power and Authority in the context of your studies
  • Show clear understanding of :
  • ideas,
  • attitudes,
  • beliefs
  • about Power and Authority, by “representing”
  • Social ideas, attitudes and beliefs
  • Cultural ideas attitudes and beliefs
  • Historical / location ideas attitudes and beliefs
  • of individuals – groups – communities – places and events“representing” images of power vs powerlessness / authority vs lack of authorityImages of social ideas, attitudes and beliefsImages of Cultural ideas attitudes and beliefsImages of Historical / location ideas attitudes and beliefsof individuals – groups – communities – places and events
  • DON’T describe ideas about Power and Authority
  • DON’T write a recount about power and authority
  • DON’T use essay-style analytical language / words
  • DO “show”the ideas about power and authority (dialogue / language style / metaphors / similes / personification… )
  • DO “show” the character’s and their respective attitudes to power / powerlessness
  • DO USE LANGUAGE – STRUCTURES – FORMS which will work for the audience set by the exam
  • Images of power and authority…
  • Power of media / advertising: images of the power that media has in changing cultural traditions (family dinners with table manners)
  • Power of “big business” to put profit above humanity: images of the power of money being more important than “humanity”.  it costs more money to use “free range” and humane slaughtering processes.
  • Power of organisations to change social perceptions of consumers (customers of KFC): images of the power of animal protection groups… using their power to ensure that inhumane greed is NOT an acceptable social value
  • Social image  Money is power?Short story?
  • Have a clear theme. What is the story about? That doesn't mean what is the plot line? It means… what is the underlying message or statement behind the words. Get this right and your story will have more importance in the minds of your readers.
  • A good short story covers a very short time span. It may be one single event that becomes a “life-changing” moment in the life of the character
  • Don't have too many characters. Have only enough characters to show the theme. Two contrasting characters will do the trick.
  • Make every word count. There is no room for wordy explanations in a short story. If each word is not working towards putting across the theme, delete it.
  • Focus… on developing your theme – your main character – and resolving a conflict / issue / problem
  • Show vivid imagery in short stories…
  • Use specific, concrete details / names:
  • An example from Upon a Mystic Tide:“Sitting in her old, red rocker, Miss Hattie turned on the large, antique radio behind her. Big band era music drifted through the kitchen, and she softly hummed along with it. Her head bowed, she studied the embroidery in her lap. She was sewing the Seascape Inn logo onto a new batch of crisp, white napkins.”In this example, the specific and concrete details are: the red rocker, the large, antique radio, embroidering napkins, the big band music and humming.
  • More specific and concrete details…
  • Don't write tree. Write oak.
  • Don't write emotion. Write fear or sorrow, guilt or shame.
  • Don't write dog. Write Doberman, or Yorkie.
  • Don't write chair. Write rocker.
  • Write cinematically. Write vivid images that create pictures in the reader's mind just like the scenes you see in a film
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