Essay Writing Skills
Based on NZQA 8841 ENGLISH WRITTEN LANGUAGE:Produce results of literary research in an extended essay to publication standard (level: 4, credit: 6)
People credited with this unit standard are able to produce results of literary research in an extended essay to publication standard.
This unit is used in the following courses:
Produce results of literary research in an extended essay to publication standard
Range: topics may include a discussion of works by the same writer, exploration of a theme by different writers, exploration of a language topic, discussion of comparable works by different writers.
- A point of view, proposition, argument, angle, or thesis is clearly articulated.
- Ideas are developed and sustained with evidence from a variety of texts.
- References to supporting texts are conventionally acknowledged.
- Conventions of chosen form are observed and are appropriate to the purpose of the writing.
Range: conventions could include use of a variety of different sentence structures, paragraphs, use of a variety of different language features, literary devices;observing conventions may include deliberately subverting them.
- Text is integrated to achieve a coherent whole.
- Final product is crafted to publication standard.
Range: publication standard is taken to mean placing the text in any public context.
- This unit standard is derived from the Transactional Writing achievement objectives for English in the New Zealand Curriculum. Transactional writing is intended to convey factual information or to argue the validity of a point of view with objective evidence.
- The curriculum statement defines the terms used in this unit standard, and the glossary in particular should be used in conjunction with all English unit standards.
- This unit standard requires students to research and investigate a complex issue or topic.
- Research and investigation are derived from the Processing Information achievement objectives in English in the New Zealand Curriculum.
- An extended essay is considered to be a sustained piece of writing of approximately 1500 to 2000 words.