Tag: English A

Analysing Poetry

There are different ways to analyse poetry. The method presented here is broken down into bite sized sections so that it is easier to understand. These sections are in no particular order. When you have a poem before you and you are about to begin your analysis, the first thing you should do is read…...

Summary Writing Exercise 2

Read the following passage carefully and then answer the question at the end of it. Controversy continue to surround the administration of sport in this country. The latest controversy stems from a decision of the Football Association to play its two World Cup matches against Cuba not on a ‘home and away’ basis, but away…...

Summary Writing Exercise 1

Exercise 1 Read the following passage carefully and then answer the question at the end of it. The stereotypes image of an international sportsman is one of a few luxurious lifestyle enjoyed only by the privileged few. ‘Oh, what a wonderful life you cricketers must lead’, is the comment which we have all heard over…...

Summary Writing: Identifying what is Relevant and Examination Guidelines

Identifying relevant Ideas Relevance has to do with the appropriateness of the point in relation to what you have been asked. Therefore, not all important points or main ideas are relevant to the question asked.   Examination Guidelines Here are some guidelines to follow when writing a summary: Read the extract at least twice. Once…...

Summary Writing: Identifying Important Ideas

We will attempt to identify the main ideas. We will consider each sentence to identify what is important. The next Language post will cover identifying what is relevant. Finding the Main Idea In extracts of more than one paragraph, each paragraph contains one main or important idea, sometimes expressed in more than one of the…...

Summary Writing: Understanding the Material

Content and Organisation To understand the writer’s intention, we need to understand what the material is about and how it is organised. The following questions below should be considered when a piece is to be summarised. They relate to the four different groups of writing–descriptive, narrative, expository and argumentative–respectively: Is the writer describing a person,…...

Introduction to Summary Writing

In many different situations in life you may be asked to summarise something, whether it be the details of an event, an essay for class (which is most relevant in this case), or even something as trivial as the soap opera that you watched last night. Whatever the situation may be, it is essential to…...