GCSE English Analysing Writing Techniques


This course focuses on how writers use language to influence us and provides an introduction to analysing techniques in English Language and Literature.  The purchase includes access for up to 130 Students – £1.53 per student, free access for up to 5 teachers, accessible for one academic year (1 Sep to 30 June).


Sold By: Lemon & Grey English

This course includes 8 lessons taught by Charlotte Ball, BA, MA, PhD, Specialist Subjects: English Language, English Literature, 10 Years Tutoring and can be used as a discrete lesson pack, for revision and part of a blended learning approach.  Courses are interactive and engaging with a combination of presentations/videos, theory and practical activities that include downloadable worksheet activities.  Worksheet answers are provided, where applicable.

Learn how to identify and analyse language techniques in this comprehensive starter course! From Shakespeare to modern sci fi authors, all writers use language to make their readers feel something. This introduction will show you what those language techniques are, why they are used and where to find them. These skills are applicable to both English Language and English Literature exams.

In this course you will learn:

  • The three main ways writers use language to create effect
  • Some of the most common features and how to spot them
  • How to analyse the techniques you spot

Techniques covered include:

  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs
  • Connotations, semantic fields, similies, metaphors
  • Personification, pathetic fallacy, oxymoron, repitition
  • Alliteration, sibilance, assonance, onomatopoeia
  • Sentence forms (simple compound, complex, fragment/minor lists)
  • Rhetorical questions, exclamations

*Once purchased, please email info@homeschoolondemand.com to re-confirm the email address of the group leader you would like to manage the course and monitor student progress e.g. teacher/club leader.  Group leaders have the ability to add/edit users and are also provided with a GROUP CODE which they can give to students/members to register themselves.

The course access/login details will be emailed to your group leader in advance of 1st September.  It can be purchased at any time in the academic year which is it intended for use, alternatively from 1st May for the next academic year.