Exam Preparation: 1.3 Unfamiliar Texts

AS 90851: Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence. 4 Credits. External

The Unfamiliar Texts paper is one that assesses your ability to read and understand unfamiliar given passages. You will be provided with three written texts, of different types, and asked to explain how the author communicates their ideas/experiences/feelings.

Below you can find a whole set of exemplar material. You should attempt the sample paper (the resource booklet is provided) and then have a look at the excellence exemplar and answer rubric to evaluate your response. You are most welcome to give your practice papers to me to assess as well.

Practise Paper

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Practise Paper: Resource Booklet

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Resource Booklet for the 2015 Paper

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Excellence Exemplar

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Answer Rubric

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Glossary of Language Features

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Posted by Christopher Waugh

Secondary English teacher who, after 17 years, still can't imagine anything better than being in the classroom with my students. The lesson: always love what you do.

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