Any tips for a language analysis piece? (VCE English)
This week on Friday, I have a SAC (School Assessed Curriculum) on Language Analysis. This entails reading a piece taken from a newspaper (e.g. letter to the editor, opinion piece or even a cartoon) and then writing a response (approx. 800-1200 words) in which we analyse language techniques the author has used to persaude his/her reader.
Having completed year 12 Media last year (and also having special interest in the field anyway) I feel quite capable of my ability to pick apart pieces and analyise their internal workings (language techniques and all the like). What I am not confident in, however, is my presentation of the piece. I lack the skills to write a formal 'language analysis'.
So, any tips or strategies for how this could be improved would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the response, wordprof.
When you say 'quantify your observations', what exactly do you mean?