Designed to help students learn essential skills in English quickly and effectively. As with the Year 9 companion, this book works on the premise that the basics must be taught, no matter what system of assessment you are using. Close reading skills introduced in Year 9 are developed, and student knowledge of essay writing is extended. New skills required at this level are also introduced.
Contents include: English rules! -- Let's re-cap features of language -- Group 1: Parts of speech -- Group 2: Punctuation -- Group 3: Syntax -- Group 4: Figures of speech -- How to recognise styles of language -- How to close read a written text -- How to close read a poem -- How to close read a visual text -- How to close read an oral text -- How to write a formal essay -- How to write a letter to the editor -- How to write a newspaper article -- How to study and write about a literary text -- How to improve your creative writing -- How to design and produce an effective static image -- How to produce and present a dramatic monologue -- How to write and present a successful speech -- How to research effectively -- How to use PowerPoint effectively -- Glossary and index.