MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

294 views

What are presentational features and how do you use them to answer analyse texts?

Presentational features refer to the way a text is set out on a page, which can include for example the use of images and colour, logos, slogans, shapes, font style and size etc. 

You need to demonstrate to the examiner that you have the ability to critically evaluate these features and not just identify them- what I call 'feature spotting'. Feature spotting and lack of justification/ an explanation immediately limits you to a lower band in terms of grades and marks. 

If you are analysing an advert, ask yourself why have these specific presentational features been used? What may be the intentions of the advert creator? Who are they targeting? When was the advert created? Are the presentational features you have identified relevant to these and other contextual factors?

Refer to G.A.S.P (Genre, Audience, Subject and Purpose) to draw subtle and varied links to the presentational features, and convince the examiner that you are fully engaging with the data.

Use the P.E.E.L (Point, Evidence, Explanation, and Link) system to do this and create a well-structured response. 

Safiyyah H. GCSE English Language tutor, A Level English Language tut...

6 months ago

Answered by Safiyyah, a GCSE English Language tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

96 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Safiyyah H.

Degree: Management with Marketing (Bachelors) - Leeds University

Subjects offered:English Language

English Language

“Hi, My name is Safiyyah and I am a first year doing BA Management with Marketing at the University of Leeds. I enjoy quite the array of subjects so to pick just one degree wasn't the easiest of tasks for me...but hey 3 cheers for tuto...”

£18 /hr

Nastia V.

Degree: History and Politics (Bachelors) - Warwick University

Subjects offered:English Language, Russian+ 6 more

English Language
Russian
History
French
English Literature
Chemistry
Biology

“ My successful exam results are the result of hard work,getting me into a top university. I can help any student improve their grades for a better future.”

MyTutor guarantee

Abigail S. IB English tutor, GCSE English tutor, A Level English tuto...
£18 /hr

Abigail S.

Degree: English Literature (Masters) - Exeter University

Subjects offered:English Language, English Literature+ 1 more

English Language
English Literature

“I have a BA Hons in English studies, currently studying for an MA in the same. I'm a relaxed tutor, familiar with most A Level texts. ”

About the author

£20 /hr

Safiyyah H.

Degree: Management with Marketing (Bachelors) - Leeds University

Subjects offered:English Language

English Language

“Hi, My name is Safiyyah and I am a first year doing BA Management with Marketing at the University of Leeds. I enjoy quite the array of subjects so to pick just one degree wasn't the easiest of tasks for me...but hey 3 cheers for tuto...”

You may also like...

Posts by Safiyyah

How do I analyse English Language exam texts?

What are presentational features and how do you use them to answer analyse texts?

What are some of the benefits of redistributing income in the UK?

Other GCSE English Language questions

How to choose a photograph for individual oral examination?

What is an extended metaphor and how do you build one?

‘UN unveils plans to eliminate child labour by 2020’ by Randeep Ramesh. What do you understand from the article about the issues of child labour?

What makes you a good English teacher, even if you are not a native speaker?

View GCSE English Language tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok