The most vital part of any paper one essay, the GASPP(M) analysis.
These are your large scale concepts.
- Mode – I’ll come to that later
To accurately asses the representation of a text you need to consider whether the text is a newspaper, blog post, forum, or a conversation. You then should emphasise the audience and their level of intelligence – this can be linked to audience positioning, whether the producer presents themselves as more or less intelligent or equal to the audience. You should also briefly describe the subject, as this will almost certainly affect how language is used to create representations. Finally, consider whether the purpose of the text is to inform, entertain, persuade, etc. you could link this to the subject and genre.
- Analyse how text A uses language to create meanings and representations
ANT and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway was hit by fix claims — after a contestant gave the wrong answer but won the star prize.
Window cleaner Neil Scott was told they had to accept his first answer in their Win the Ads contest.
But after he gave the wrong answer to the final question, he quickly changed his mind.
Dec, 41, had asked him in which hand the Statue of Liberty held her torch.
Neil, 49, hesitated before saying: “I’m going to say left, I haven’t got a clue.”
After the live audience audibly groaned, Ant asked him: “You’re going to say what?”
Neil said: “Right. I’m going to say right.” Dec then shouted: “That’s the right answer!” before Ant added: “I’m not finishing the series on a loser, believe me.”
Neil won a luxury holiday to Mexico, a new £20,000 Vauxhall Mokka and a home makeover.
But two weeks ago contestant Joy Norman got a question wrong and lost her haul.
Viewers were disappointed Neil had been allowed to win.