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  1. Writing to ExplainRevision

  2. Writing to explain is in the Triplet containing Describe and Inform and is found on Paper 2 section B

  3. The purpose of writing to explain is to provide answers to questions, give reasons, or help someone to understand a process.

  4. Techniques to remember: • Use general statements as an introduction to the subject. • Use formal language in the present tense. • Don’t use emotional tone – the audience don’t want to hear your opinion here. • Use facts to help support your explanation. • Be clear and detailed – don’t confuse your reader • Create a summative final sentence.

  5. Appropriate connectives Because of… As a result of… Therefore… Consequently… Since… When… In order to… As a consequence of…

  6. Tips for the Exam • Make sure you know what the task you are being asked to complete involves. • Be clear in your mind what the purpose and audience are. • Underline or highlight key words or phrases. • Plan the ideas you’re going to use. • Make sure you explain your ideas clearly.

  7. Example of an Exam question There is a wide range of pressures on young people today. Explain what you take to be the main pressures and how they affect you as well as people you know.

  8. General statement Audience? An older group so write so that they understand your point of view There is a wide range of pressures on young people today. Explain what you take to be the main pressures and how they affect you as well as people you know. Use formal style that’s not too personal because the audience won’t believe you. Give good examples of the pressures and the effect they have on you and others of your age. Be clear and concise so the audience don’t get confused.