The language of analysis

Paper 1, like all forms of assessment for this course, requires a certain use of language. Criterion D assesses you on your ability to use the English language appropriately and effectively. But what does this look like in practice. The following phrases, words and sentence structures will help you use the language of textual analysis for any assessment component. 

A1 poster: The language of analysis

Words that illustrate

  • For example / for instance...

  • ..., as can be seem in line X, "..."

  • By depicting .... in line x...

  • ... is evidenced by the writer's claim that "..." (line x).

  • Words that analyse

  • Through the use of... the author makes the reader feel...

  • ... which suggests / implies that...

  • ...has a... effect on the reader.

  • establishes a ... mood for the reader. 

  • Words that evaluate

  • ... is effective in achieving the purpose of ...

  • ... makes the reader understand the significance of...

  • ... relates to the notion that...

  • Assessment

    Notice how the above-mentioned phrases can help you on Criteria A: Interpretation and understanding and Criterion B: Analysis and evaluation for all assessment components. If you do not have the language (Criterion D) to express sophisticated ideas, you cannot earn marks for them.

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