Popular Post ShineeLikeMe 121 Posted March 13, 2011 Popular Post Report Share Posted March 13, 2011 (edited) Here are some tips that I think will help with formatting paper 2's for language B.Sorry it's not very well edited. Paper 2 Tips Overarching tips: -Register: Who are you talking to? Should you use “tu” or “vous”? Are you being subjective or objective?-Linguistic elements: Always remember to include a variety of tenses and colloquial language. However, when considering tenses always make sure to stay consistent and match the tense that the prompt requires. -Structure: For structuring, always make sure your paragraphs are cohesive and transitions are solid. As Lower would say “Give their eyes a break”.-Principal ideas: This is very important. So important it needs to be bolded. STAY ON THE SUBJECT. Do not deviate from the subject and make sure you UNDERSTAND what the prompt is saying. Don’t write on it if you don’t understand a word that you feel is the key word. Start underlining the prompt while reading it, picking out key words and phrases. Be sure to use these phrases within your paper. Journal entry -Make it familiar: Journal entries are usually seen as more intimate than a letter. You can write it in letter form, or you can have fun with it. Write diagonally if you feel that it will boost the score (who knows sometimes it helps). If you are writing a letter begin with a familiar phrase such as “Cher journal” or “Mon cher ______”.- Utilize mainly past tenses and future tenses: A journal entry is usually kept simple, as it is a recollection of an event that has recently passed. Remember to talk about what happened and what will happen and what you’re feeling. - Cute pictures: No I’m not even kidding. Draw pictures. It helps with the aesthetics. - Date and signature: This is a journal. Always remember to date a journal entry and sign it. This should be located in the upper right hand corner usually. Remember everywhere but the US uses dd/mm/yyyy. -Ask self-questions: You’re being personal here. Ponder. Do some soul searching on paper. It’ll show the grader that you actually have a soul and emotions . Talk about what you fear, what you hope for, what you dream of. You know, the works. -Name journal (optional): Give your journal a name “Chere mon petit Bob”. Formal letter -Formal: Well…considering this is a formal letter. USE VOUS! You have no choice. Sorry. End of discussion.- Formatting: In the opening, don’t use “cher” just open with “Monsieur” or “Madame”. Always include the address for both you and the other person. Make it up. Also include appropriate dates and times. - Vocabulary: You can throw in s****y words here! Do it!! Don’t forget transitions. - Objectivity: This isn’t personal. In contrast to the journal entry, you don’t get to use the pronoun “I” too much here. Don’t go into your experiences. If it’s a formal letter, the other person will not care. Imaginative discourse/speech -“It has to be deep”: Not really though. But a speech should be thought provoking. So write in a way that provokes independent thinking of the grader. These are one of the harder essays to write but if you can get the grader to think about what he/she is reading in a way that is independent of what you have on the paper, you’ll major points. - Be persuasive in your arguments: You are making a speech. Odds are, unless you’re a crazy lunatic, this speech is to a crowd. Make it good. - Use “vous”: Just assume your speech will have more than one person listening to it.- Utilize proper salutations: Remember, crowds = plural strangers. You don’t know them. Don’t write like you do.-Subjective opinions: More opinionated writing. Yay! Make it some good opinions. You’re going to want to come on fast and strong. You only get one chance to get your ideas across so write it loud and proud.-Artistic effects: Exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make it exciting! Roar!Informal letter -Format : Use « tu ». You’re not writing to your school superintendent. Also use informal language. - Proper salutations and closing : « Bisoux » is quite normal for a closing. Try mixing it up “chaleureusement” (with warm regards) and “bien a toi” (best wishes) are some better ones. -Format: Always date it, it may be informal but it’s a letter. Use your first name to enhance familiarity. Address it as you would. - Friendly: Ask them questions. You want to get everything you want to say in this letter. Ask them about their lives, their work, their friends, their family. (Don’t be a creep)- Subjective: This is your friend. You can throw your opinions in there. -Experiences: Maybe you have some experiences with this friend of yours you can share. Make them up.Brochure -Format: Fold the page. No, really. Fold the page as you would a real brochure. Draw some pictures. Change up the font.-Give personal opinions: In other words, make up quotes. - Make it dramatic: MORE EXCLAMATIONS! And use figurate language. Over exaggerate. Propagate!- Organized: Don’t write paragraphs. Nobody wants to read that in a brochure. Make bullets and bold face them. Then if you need to write the description on the back. Make your space organized and make it seem well thought out. - Command form: You’re going to want to say “come” so use “vous”. - Be sure to include contact info, prices, phone numbers and other necessary information about the business the brochure is propagating.Newspaper article - Well structured: Vous. Always vous. You’re a journalist, be professional! And use past tense. This is a story you’re telling.-Be sure to refer to school/city/organization if you’re making up cites and sources.-Subjective: Once again, if you need to, make up some quotes from people who are biased. It makes your essay stronger.-Change the fonts: Imagine a page off the newspaper. If you’ve never seen one now’s a good time to go look. Make sure you have COLUMNS when you write. - When you end the article end with the date followed by your first and last name. Edited March 14, 2011 by I'm Not Chinese 26 Reply Link to post Share on other sites
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