Analysing Non-Fiction

Test It!

Test It!

  1. Write down five examples of non-fiction texts.
    1. Note three presentational devices which you would associate with these genres. If you have time, explain why these devices are effective.
    2. Write down 3 language features which could be used in these texts. If you have time, give examples of these features.
  2. Can you always trust non-fiction? Why?
  3. What does GAPS stand for?
    1. Genre, Audience, Purpose, Sentences
    2. Genre, Alliteration, Purpose Sentences
    3. Genre, Adjectives, Purpose, Style
    4. Genre, Audience, Purpose, Style
  4. Find a newspaper or magazine article online. Identify the following and provide 2 pieces of evidence to support each answer:
    1. Target Audience – who is it aimed at?
    2. Purpose of the text – why has this text been written?
    3. Style – is the text formal or informal
  5. What the definitions of the following purposes: Inform, Persuade, Opinion?
  6. Find examples of the following: An advertisement, a leaflet, a magazine article and a newspaper article. Answer the following questions about each:
    1. What is the purpose of the text?
    2. How does the author use presentational devices effectively to achieve their purpose? Give at least 3 examples, support them with evidence and analyse why they have been used, as in for mood, memory and clarity.
  7. What is simple language? What is descriptive language? Explain in your own words.
  8. Name as many writing techniques as possible.
  9. Remembering to give examples, evidence and analysis, find a of non-fiction text and answer one of the following questions:
    1. List three things the author is informing the reader about.
    2. How are 3 presentational devices used in the text?
    3. What, in the text, is inferred rather than stated outright?
    4. Describe 3 writing techniques the author and evaluate how effective they are in relation to the purpose of the text.