‘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?

 ‘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?

Questions of this type are very open, but are easy to answer if you practice what to look for. Exainers want you to critaclly engae with the pieve, in order to chose evidence that shows you understand both the text and the question. This doesn't mean you should just list facts from the article, but use them to form an argument or support what you understood about and from the article.

First read through the article slowly and carefully, to get an idea of the text. After you've done this, use a highlighter to mark sentences which are important to answering the question, be selective, and try not to only take obvious sentences, facts and figures. Examiners will be impressed to see you make inferences from the text, this shows you are engaged and perceptive. 

Make bullet points of the paragraphs you are going to make aim for three, but dont be obsessed by this, everyone has different writing speeds and styles, so don't worry too much! the bullet points should each follow the P.E.E.L format, point, evidence, explantion,and link. in order to make sure each of your paragraphs is as effective as possible. Make your point refering to the question, in the case of the example question that might be;

"The problem of child labour is still growing, and urgent action needs to be taken as otherwise research shows that there maybe as many as '190 million' child labourers by 2020. This highlights the need for intervention as this is obviously a serious issue, something the article makes very clear as it refers to the UN as party to the investigation and drawing attention to the issue. Therefore the article makes the reader understand that one of the main issues is the alarming growth of the problem, it sets this out as a key concern which quickly gets the readers attention."

When it come to the conclusion of your essay you should be careful not to intriduce any new ideas, only to summarise those you already explored to show the examiner your focus and keep the structure of your essay clear and easy to follow. 

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