miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2016

TEXT TYPES: BLOG



A blog is like a public diary, written from a personal point of view, but also written to share the writer's thoughts, feelings and beliefs with others.

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TIPS


 1. Make your opinion known. People want to know what people think. Using 1st person is fine.


 2. Have a snappy headline. Contain your whole argument in your headline. Check out National newspapers to see how they do it. 


3. You can include bullet point lists We all love lists, it structures the information in an easily digestible format


4. You must have an interesting readable style. Blogs are known for their casual writing and unpredictable subject material, but the best blogs have proven that even "novice" writers can be entertaining enough to attract a broad audience. Bloggers with an especially engaging subject, such as chronicling a trip around the world, have the advantage of inherently interesting material, but even mundane material can attract an audience if you have an engaging style and voice.


 5. A blog is a conversation. Try to write the way you speak. It may be helpful to speak your entry out loud before trying to type it or to read it aloud after you've written it. If you find yourself struggling as you read aloud or speaking unnaturally, think about what you might have said if you were talking to a friend rather than writing. 


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LANGUAGE



* Adopt a semi-formal to informal register


* An eye-catching title


* Use first person narration & will show awareness of the reader, e.g. through direct address to the reader


* Past tenses, time connectors, imaginative language, chatty (if type 1)


STRUCTURE

                       Type 1: narrative –driven blog


Focus: events


Organization: chronological account of events


OPENING:


Beginning of event/s


MAIN PARAGRAPHS:


Description, explanation, thoughts or reflections


ENDING:


Final thought & reflections & ask for comments


Type 2: idea-driven blog


Focus: ideas & opinions


Organization: reasoned argument


OPENING:


Main idea


MAIN PARAGRAPHS:


Ideas supporting main idea: examples, explanations with reflections


ENDING:


Final thought conclusion & reflections


Paper 2 Section A ( 250-400 words)
Write a blog entry  about one of these topics:

  • If I Were an Advertiser Today
  • My Mother is On Facebook

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