AQA LP1 Focusing on Structure

Question 3 is often considered the structure question. In this question, you’ll need to consider the whole of the source.

After an author has considered what they want to write about, all that’s left to is to consider the order in how it’s told and the way in which it’s delivered to the reader. The decisions they make fall into three categories you’ll need to consider.

: Beginnings, endings and perspective shifts.

: How ideas are carried over. Are paragraphs consistent?

: Are there sudden short sentences or long, slow sentences?

Three questions to consider


One: What is the writer focusing my attention on at the start of the text.

Two: How is this focus made clear for the reader.

Three: Why might the author want us to focus on this at the beginning.