IMPORTANT DATES: National 5 English 2021/2 Portfolio Pupil Task: Write a broadly discursive piece of writing on a topic of your own choosing.
It must be your own work. You must keep a record of the research you do.
One draft will be marked and you will be given verbal feedback on it.
It is essential that you meet your deadlines. If you are absent on a deadline, it is your responsibility to meet it as soon as possible.
Maximum 1000 words
Must have a bibliography
Your writing must have satisfactory technical accuracy. It may contain errors, but these must not be significant. Paragraphing, sentence construction, spelling and punctuation must be sufficiently accurate so that meaning is clear at the first reading.
Types of ‘broadly discursive’ writing:
Persuasive The aim of persuasive writing is to persuade the reader towards the writer’s point of view or purpose. It usually focuses on a single topic or issue and carries a sense of conviction, commitment or belief through the use of language to create an appropriate tone.
Argumentative Argumentative writing presents an issue or topic in such a way that a line of thought is developed which deals with two or more points of view.
Report Report writing contains information which is relevant to a chosen topic or issue. It has an appropriate sequence and structure. The material drawn from sources must be recast and paraphrased in your own words. Headings, and a lettering, numbering, or bullet-point system to indicate sections may also be used.
Transactional or informative The aim with this type of writing is to convey information on a chosen topic, and might include a film or concert review, a biography, etc
Wednesday 26th January: Question chosen and agreed with Miss G
Tuesday 1st February: Plan and evidence of initial research shown to Miss G
Wednesday 9th February: First draft handed in
Wednesday 16th February: Marked first draft returned and verbal feedback received