Think about the word for a second. The first thing that sprang into my mind was a marriage proposal. Asking someone to marry you involves proposing that you are the best possible person for them to spend the rest of their life with. No wonder people get nervous! To propose is to put [...]
Imagine your answer is a SUITCASE – the examiner is looking for certain TAGS.
T = Topic. Stick to the topic. Have plenty of ideas. Identify problems but also offer solutions.
A = Audience. Who are you writing for? What kind [...]
I showed my leaving certs how the other day. I asked them for a word. They came up with ‘sex’ (hormones, [...]
If you are asked to compse a leaflet or a set of guidelines your format should follow the rules for the language of information. However you can take a tongue-in-cheek approach as evident above! In general the examiner will be looking for
simple clear language (short snappy sentences),
easy to access [...]
Advertisments use many of the techniques of persuasive writing to convince you (or emotionally manipulate you) into buying a particular product or service.
An advert must
Get our attention Leave an impression Create a link between us and a product or service
Adverts rely on a strong element of suggestion & may contain subliminal messages.