• Modelltexte

    a model analysis

    What is an analysis?  Basically, the aim of a text analysis is finding out what textual strategies an author of a particular text applied in order to reach a certain goal. We assume here that every textual device is used to create a certain effect, to support a certain message. Whereas a comprehension task in a Klausur focuses on the question WHAT?  (is said / is written), the analysis focuses on the questions HOW? and WHY?.

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    a comment

    purpose of the text type : to raise a questions of topical interest, to point out possible arguments and express a personal opinion on the backdrop of the before mentioned arguments criteria: interesting attention grabber that raises the question (a personal anecdote, a news item, a quote…) clear paragraphs with clear arguments supported by concrete examples conclusion: clear opinion formed on the basis of the arguments every paragraph starts with a topic sentence that connects the paragraphs and introduces the topic of the new paragraph logical linking words/connectives that connect the arguments formal and correct language The following text was written by a student of the English LK Q1 (junior year).…

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    a news report for a quality newspaper

    purpose of the text type:  to inform the readership about a news event criteria: informative headline (not catchy or ironic!) inverted pyramid (most important information at the beginning, background information in subsequent paragraphs) first paragraph: who?, what?, when?, where? second paragraph: detailed information about the event third paragraph: background information final paragraph: useful reader information (e.g. police hotline, websites, links, etc.) neutral language and no judgement formal and correct English passive constructions if possible: newspaper like layout if possible: pictures (licence-free!, e.g. pixabay.com) The following text was written by a 7th grader. The task was to write a news report about the hacker attack in chapter 8 of the novel “Jerry”…