Preparing and drafting


In order to fully and accurately prepare your work, you need to identify the context, audience and purpose (CAP) of what you are writing.

Pick the correct word for each of these definitions:


The intended reader:


The nature of the text that you are writing and the factors shaping it:


What you intend to achieve by writing the text:


This particular style of diagram can be useful for planning as it allows you to link ideas together. What kind of diagram is it?

An example of a spider diagram showing arguments for and against building a car park


When you are planning a balanced argument or an article, it is useful to consider both sides and put these in a list. Each side of the list should have a title, what title would you give each side for positives and negatives?


When you are proof reading, to ensure that a text is suitable for your intended audience, which of these would be a suitable set of questions to ask yourself?


When reading back through your work, if you realise that you've missed the start of a new paragraph there is a quick solution. What should you place at the start of the paragraph?


When you are checking spelling, what spelling mistakes in particular should you look out for?


When you check your punctuation, what is the most important thing to always check first?


What are the steps to follow when proof reading?