YEAR 9 WRITING ASSESSMENT Travel Writing – formal letter
Task: To write a formal letter of complaint.
You need to show that you can:
Compose a text...
Writing a business proposal Assignment You work for Archie Leach tours and have been asked by the management team to draft a proposal (approximately 2000 words) for a new product based on one type of culinary tourism or slow travel or experimental tourism. The organization is currently analyzing trends...
talking about one of her childhood recollections involving a piano lesson at the age of seven, but in the end, the short memoir turns into an imaginative piece of writing. As she transcribes, details are mistakenly added in. The memory actually comes from her own creation instead of facts as they are supposed...
YEAR 11 ENGLISH SAC
Creating and Presenting: Imaginative Writing
Semester One 2015
This SAC will be held over 2 lessons, as scheduled by your teacher.
You must select one of the prompts provided below.
You may bring in a brief outline or plan of your writing (~50 words).
You are not permitted to bring...
Writing in Context provides you with the opportunity to explore a variety of writing styles. In approaching the task, you are to write in an expository, persuasive and imaginative style. Within each style of writing there is a wide range of forms. This page explains the three different styles and different...
Dickens portray life as hard in Victorian times in the opening chapters of Great Expectations?
Charles Dickens, born in 1812, has been well known for writing about the social injustices of the Victorian era to bring an awareness of the conditions of the working classes to the wider public, and in providing...
plot. Literary works are primarily distinguishable from other pieces of writing by their creative or artistic intent, as the noted critic Harold Bloom has stated, “Aesthetic criticism returns us to the autonomy of imaginative literature and the sovereignty of the solitary soul, the reader not as a person...
Writing Handout E-7:
Structuring a Descriptive Essay
A descriptive essay simply describes something or someone by appealing to the reader’s senses:
sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Here are the basic steps to writing an effective descriptive
1. Select a subject
“Kubla Khan” and “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” create imaginative effects, rather than specific themes and meaning. Describe your response to the poems and explain how the writers create it.
Both John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge create strong imaginative effects, which in turn overshadows the specific...
would not conform to the traditional Victorian society (Harris 42). Due to unhappiness of being a governess at Roe Head and hoping to make her imaginative writing her occupation, she wrote to Robert Southey (“Charlotte Brontë” 4). She asked his opinion regarding her poems merit. Southey replies to Brontë...
and place that the events of the story unfold. While no specific period of time is mentioned, evidence through character’s speech and the narrator’s writing makes it seem to be in the late eighteen hundreds to early nineteen hundreds. The narrator and her husband move into a house for the summer which the...
Get it Write!
Exercise your first grader's writing muscles! These activities put a fun spin on writing and grammar practice.
Table of Contents
Write Pen Pal Postcards Start a Personal Post Office Dictionary Treasure Hunt Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective Sight Word Jenga Write a Mixed Up Story...
Ronald Reuel Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien’s way of writing truly inspired readers along with other authors. His way of writing mystified the readers and made them feel as if they were in the story. J.R.R. Tolkien’s background has contributed to the uniquely imaginative style found in his famous works of literature...
Question 2 (15 marks) “Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance,not in the atmosphere of rejection.” “When someone prizes us just as we are,he or she confirms our existence.”
Drawing on the ideas in ONE of these quotations, write an imaginative piece that...
for each composition.
Section A: Narrative/Descriptive/Imaginative Writing 1 Write two contrasting pieces (between 300–450 words each), the first about a place before a flood and the second about the same place after a flood. In your writing create a sense of mood and place.
Write the opening...
University of Oxford held a special convocation in Calcutta in 1940 to honour him with the Doctor of Letters, honoris causa degree.
His philosophy and writings were extremely important elements in the renaissance of Bengal and India at large in the early twentieth century and shaped the Bengali literature...
ideas on the horror of war; these poems are named “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, “Anthem of the Doomed Youth” and “Disabled”. He has used an abundance of imaginative and effective techniques such as imagery symbolism alliteration onomatopoeia and much more to lure the reader into his poems featuring misfortune...
place, memory, experience or an object. First, the exact thing that is to be described must be identified.
REASON FOR WRITING A DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY
There will be particular reason for writing this kind of essay. That reason will help the writer focus his description and imbue his language with a particular...
Lyrical Ballads, he described them as “the greatest event in the unfolding of my mind”. His love for literature started here. While his interest in writing was sparked, he also hated the school. After the early death of his young sister he found himself wanting to change his life and run away from his...
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From the beginning of our writing careers, we have been preached to about the dos’s and don’ts’s of writing. In grammar school, we were taught not to use the word ‘I’ and to always write in the third person. Breaking such rules would have been considered...
documentaries, articles, or poetry. Literature can be creative and/or imaginative. From a historical point of view, the narrator may use literary elements to understand historical events. This can be found in the selection from Dr. Paul Licata’s Writings on the Wall. Another form of literature is found in Night...
Throughout a selection of Mahmoud Darwish’s writing: A Poem Which Is Not Green, from My Country, Diary of a Palestinian Wound, Sirhan Drinks His Coffee in the Cafeteria and Birds Die in Galilee, Darwish conveys a constant theme of ones homeland. Darwish himself lived in an Israeli-controlled area of...
Year 10 GCSE English Language CCA – Narrative Writing
After half term, Year 10 will be doing their first Controlled Conditions assignment in English lessons. This is a 1 hour assignment for GCSE English Language. It requires students to write a piece of narrative ( a fictional story or autobiographical...
Time of Change
I can’t think of a time in my life when reading didn’t play a big role in my life. But it was only recently that I began to enjoy writing. English and literature were always my strong point throughout my time in school. I excelled there where I lacked in other areas such as math and more...
Imaginative (Short Story) Writing Rubric
Write an imaginative story to enlighten and entertain through characterization and theme! The story should be fiction (made up). Your setting and characters can be completely imaginary or modeled after places and people you know. The final...
dominant with the divergence and has a strong concrete experimentation and reflective observation skills. This type of person is innovative and imaginative and is going to love to work in groups. They are people-oriented, feeling-oriented and group-oriented. They do care about the diversity of culture...
author is to impose a limit on that text”. He claims that having knowledge of the author’s background and purpose for the text restricts the readers imaginative license to build their own interpretations, and that the author and text are completely unrelated. Barthes declares, "The death of the author is...
(Rogers 19) Therefore, he felt he wanted to share his fascination with the
people he enjoyed writing about.
Carl Sandburg is so greatly remembered because his writing was
considerably different from the writing of his contemporaries. He let his mind
travel, and be free. His works included the use of...
Wordsworth, Lord Byron and John Keats. These writers influenced literature throughout the nineteenth century. The Brontës were also familiar with the writings of these British Romantic poets.
Romance is a term with many meanings. In the Middle Ages, a romance was a tale in prose or poetry dealing with...
of Wrath. In all, Steinbeck wrote 25 books, which included 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and many other works. Even though he died in 1968, his writings are still relevant, and studied, today.
John Steinbeck III was born in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902. His father was the county...
You can do this by writing a succinct account (or paraphrasing), keeping quotes to a minimum, addressing what the author of the reading seems to mean. You are encouraged to write in the first person in order to emphasise the interpretive nature of your comments. In your writing please disclose your...
45 Narrative Prompts
1. Suppose you had invented a time machine. Write a story about what you did with it.
2. Write a story about trading places with your favorite TV, movie, or rock star.
3. One day a spaceship lands on the playground of your school...
book of Psalms. These authors “were imaginative, creative, lovers of poetry as well as lovers of God, and people who regarded the artistry of their poems as something important” (Ryken, Literature of Bible 122). They were not ignorant to the fact that they were writing poetry and, in fact, they were interested...
Thus, Raymond Williams defines literature at this period as “well-written books of an imaginative, creative, aesthetic, or artistic kind.” Literature is now defined as having cultural and artistic value, as writing that transcends historical circumstance or market realities. This is largely the legacy...
An imaginative journey can be a way of expression to escape the confines of reality in order to create a frame of mind that could not otherwise be described within the limitations of the responders life experiences. Instead, taking an individual on a journey that does not physically involve the human...
inLandour since the 1960s, having previously also lived, as a child and young man, in Shimla, Jamnagar, Mussoorie, Dehradun, and London. Most of his writings show a strong influence from the social life in the hill stations at the foothills of the Himalayas, where he spent his childhood. His first novel...
setting to a life filled with imaginary creatures, spells and magic.
This story is told with third person narrative, the writer uses ample writing styles, writing mainly in the third person, to delve into and explain the character’s actions and feelings. For example, the author uses the issue of the goshawk...
Personal Imaginative Creative Writing
She always did the same thing, every day the same routine, I was in all her classes through junior school and never did she speak one word, her eyes were fixed, her skin was like pure white paper and she never smiled, her clothes were always creased and dirty...
wants good readers to become good writers. Cavitch believes we
have to read intellectually, imaginative, and analytically to get a clear perception and firm
emotional response. Reading and writing are acquired abilities that no one is born with.
The basic premise of analysis is that style...
of the faces of his characters indeterminate. Graham (1990) argues that this enables the child reader to project their own persona into them. The imaginative realisation of the text may then be realised. This illustrative technique appears prominently in Browne’s depiction of the Orang-utan. The reader...
This revolution is called the Romantic Movement or Romanticism. Romanticism is literature, art, music, and drama that depict emotional matter in an imaginative state (Fitzpatrick 1).
Romanticism in literature started in 1798, when William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the first edition of...
The qualities which distinguish literary writing from other writing
The term 'literary writing' calls to mind works by writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, or Wordsworth; definitive examples of all that the term implies. We instinctively associate the term with characteristics such as artistic merit...
Imaginative journeys are as important as any other journey in their potential to teach. Journeys act as a method for self knowledge - helping all to achieve a state of appreciation for one's own potential as a person. Imaginative journeys broaden ones understanding of oneself and the world. All journeys...
goes to spend a night in the feared red room. H.G Wells uses a number of different techniques to create and sustain tension throughout his writing, for example writing the story in first person. In this essay I will try to explore these techniques and explain them.
The title is the first technique noticed...
disturbance from Vietnam. He is a man of hidden realities; the hidden depths of the lake are metaphors of these.
Section B: imaginative landscape- Island.
The Imaginative Landscape in Island
Landscape is never neutral. In real life, people bring their own knowledge, experience and emotions to their...
connection to his mother. During this time, "he communicated with his mother and sisters through highly imaginative writings" (Ponder). His sister Ebe was supportive and even helped with his ideas for his writings. She became his first female audience. His extended family was composed of intellectual and very...
acquisition and the steps, which children take to acquire them. It will then discuss the roles of the four strands of literacy education, reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as drama and role play across educational phases. It will go on to discuss the role of assessment for learning which...
astonishingly short. · If you want to reach a world audience, write in English: In science, as in literature, a person writing in a minor language has a better chance of publication than one writing in a major tongue, but will necessarily have a much smaller chance of translation and international recognition...
composers convey several aspects of imaginative journeys. Specifically, this is done through poetic, visual and cinematic techniques. A prominent notion in Coleridge’s “This Lime Tree Bower My Prison”, Shaun Tan’s “The Red Tree” and David Fincher’s “Fight Club” is that imaginative journeys may transcend physical...
anything like it in Greece today! In my own life, I have noticed that my three young children have already begun to use rhyming and slang within their writings at school, since moving to the United Kingdom. It’s really marvelous to watch them express themselves with such imagination.
Initially, I used...
a mythic, exotic land where black identity was rooted, but instead as a land ravaged by Western imperialism, a symbol of lost roots. In his later writing, Hughes steered away from images of African primitivism, for he saw such depictions of African and African-American culture as impeding rather than...
writer‟s uses of language and/or structure and/or form and effects on readers/audience
6.5 Convincing/imaginative interpretation of ideas/themes
Information is presented clearly and accurately. Writing is fluent and focused. Syntax and spelling are used with a high degree of accuracy.6.1 Insightful exploratory...
surroundings, life and persona. It is an essential tool towards the process of growth. The imaginative journey challenges the concept of reality prompting a different world a vivid ingenuity, a new state of mind. The imaginative journey allows contemplation, this succours the individual to distinguish their faults;...
Writing a script for a radio news package
Keep it short and simple
Radio journalists need to be able to pick the best newsworthy audio clips and write clear and informative scripts introducing the material they have collected.
The script is what makes sense of the sounds. It is the framework for...
autobiography, biography, humorous writing, persuasive or promotional materials, fictional
genres (such as science fiction, suspense, thrillers and so on).
• Try to ensure, too, that you are familiar with writing in different formats for both papers. You should practise writing the openings...
Rhetorical and conversational
Cultural references and
Figures of speech
Descriptive essay example
If you are having problems with writing of a descriptive essay you should certainly look for a descriptive essay example (or even maybe several examples). Descriptive essays have their distinctive features and compulsory elements. A writer has to develop chosen topic...
is written is merely fluid prejudice." There are many other instances in which Twain uses prejudice as a foundation for the entertainment of his writings. Even in the opening paragraph of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain states, "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be...
Imaginative Writing The cosy bench.
I tried to open my weary bloodshot eyes and rubbed them with my soiled and viscous hands. Ooh, they were sore although a mischievous little pixie had been poking them with his favourite pointy stick.
Writing A Descriptive Paragraph
When you write a descriptive paragraph, you need to try to paint a word picture, so the reader receives a clear impression of what you are trying to portray.
The writer uses all five senses in his word pictures. He uses sound, tastes, smells, feelings, and sights...