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Factual Writing

Nicola Kilgallon

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The questions and answers have been organized clearly one by one and one after the other. This is good use of clarity. It shows that it is clear and easy to read and understand. The main titles at the top make it very easy to read and understand. All of the information on the leaflet uses clarity as it is all very simple.

Conciseness is used in the middle section of this leaflet. The answers to the question ‘what’s good about it ?’ are in limited wording. It is very to the point and says exactly what you get with no explanation needed.

Register is the language used. In this SASH leaflet, the language is aimed at the person reading it, as though they are the ones in need of help. I think this was done to encourage people to use them by being friendly. They manage to do this by the use of the word ‘you.’ They have also made the leaflet informal with contraction words like ’what’s’ I think this was done so the people reading it would feel more comfortable to go to SASH. SASH’s audience are young people, so using informal words will communicate with them better.

Avoiding Ambiguity is also in the middle section. The bullet points tell you exactly what you get and are very simple. There is no interruptions with explanations as it tells you exactly what you get so it is clear rather than uncertain.

The main objects in this leaflet are green. This is because it is a calming and encouraging colour. If they were red, like they used to be, people would automatically think of danger and be put off but the green calms people so they are more likely to do what the leaflet says. The title headings are in bold to make it more noticeable to the eye. They are also rounded and soft fonts. This gives the impression that it is a nice and caring organization and they are trustworthy.

There are several images on this leaflet; some of things the people can get and one of a volunteer. The images are there to encourage young people who don’t have a home to get in touch with SASH and get a home for a few nights. The one of the volunteer is there to show that they are nice people who can be trusted, people who actually want to take these people in.

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The article has been written in small paragraphs, this shows clarity as it has been written so it is easy to read and understand. If it was in very long paragraphs and sentences it would be a lot harder to read.

Bias is also used in this article, as it is her side of the story, her point is getting across and his isn’t at all. This article is more in favour of Natasha Giggs as she sold the story rather than Ryan or Rhodri Giggs.

This articles has the use of register in it. The type of language in this article is informal, this is shown as it uses constraints such as ‘couldn’t’ rather than ‘could not’ and ‘I’m’ rather than ‘I am.’

Legal Constraints could be involved with this article, if they printed it before everyone knew about it, it could have contempt of court. If the editors print something that isn’t true it may turn in to a libel case and the newspaper can get sued. Gagging orders also apply, in this case Ryan Giggs had one so that nobody could publicize or say anything about it for the time being.

Codes of practice apply in this article as journalists have limits to what they can do. If someone asks them to not speak to them or contact them, they have to respect this but it can be broken at times.

There are a few reference sources in this article; Rhodri and Natasha Giggs. After each statement it clearly says that with of them said what has been stated.

Conciseness is in the part of the speech from either Natasha or Rhodri. The editors can’t put any more words in otherwise it isn’t strictly what they stated. Speech must be kept simple and true.

As this is a tabloid online newspaper, it is informal and isn’t written in columns, it is written in small paragraphs with lots of large images. This article is about celebrities and doesn’t actually effect anyone else therefore it isn’t as important as the news stories in a broadsheet newspaper.

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This article on the horse meat scandal has clarity as it is set out in short paragraphs rather than long columns, making it easy to read and understand. The words in the blue are the important words that have been made to stand out to be remembered more. It makes it more appealing to the eye, so people remember the important information easier.

Accuracy has been used because the article contains data, for example dates. These dates need to be correct as it is in the newspaper and should be factual.

Avoiding ambiguity has been used as there is no room for interpretation; there is a point being presented and it isn’t vague however it is very bias.

This article is definitely more more in favour of vegetarianism, causing it to be bias. The title ‘No more excuses. The only defensible option is to go vegetarian’ shows straight away that this article written by John Harris for The Guardian is very bias and the article suggests that everyone has no excuse but to become a vegetarian.

This part of the article shows that it is bias as it pleads people to start giving up meat by only eating it one day a week and cut down from there.

The register in the article is informal as it uses contractions such as ‘we’re’ rather than ‘we are.’ The copy has a lot of open questions in, however by reading the article you know which answer would be correct, for a person who doesn’t eat meat point of view.

This article has a hint of evidence of argument in it, it doesn’t have all of both sides to the two points of view, however at times it does respect the views of people who aren’t vegetarian. The article is however still very bias.

Codes of practice may have an influence if John Harris is part of the NUJ, as they have their own set of rules and also everything in this article must obey the editors code of practice.

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Conciseness is used here as there is limited wording. It has used as little words as possible to keep it simple and easy to understand. As it is instructions, it needs to be kept simple so people are able to follow it.

The lay out of this uses clarity as it is numbered and very easy to understand. It is set out the way that the eyes go from across the page and starts again the same underneath.

There is no bias in this as it is simply instructions and has no opinion in it as it is factual writing.

The register isn’t informal but it isn’t too formal either. It doesn’t use any contractions but it also doesn’t have that many formal words.