EWB AS 1.5 Formal Writing Workbook

ISBN 978-1-877567-44-5
Curriculum Level Full coverage of NCEA AS 1.5 'Formal Writing'
Recommended For Year 11
Number of Pages 60
Edition First

EWB AS 1.5 Formal Writing Workbook

written for NCEA Level 1 students

Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort

Total of 3 Credits - Internally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.5 Formal Writing' is a write-on student workbook covering the English skills students need to gain AchievedMerit, or Excellence in this NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard. The work covers only Achievement Standard 1.5 'Formal Writing' (AS90853)

This workbook contains a large number of write-on student tasks designed to help students practise the skills necessary to develop a deeper understanding in this area of the New Zealand English curriculum. Students will also find detailed instruction boxes, glossaries and other resources that will develop the ideas, vocabulary and processes needed to gain a high level pass in the internal assessment for this Standard. 

At the end of the workbook there are three valuable models of formal writing including an essay, a review and a letter to the editor. Candidates can use these models to develop their own pieces of formal writing. A full set of task answers is included, which act as a guide to structuring quality writing. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.5 is included in the resource.
Topics Covered in this Workbook Include :     
  • Aspects of Language - A Glossary    
  • The Structure of Texts
  • Sifting Through Writing Subjects     
  • Fact or Opinion     
  • Key Facts for Issues Sheet
  • Deciding Relevance      
  • Brainstorming    
  • Drifting Off Topic    
  • Editing Your Ideas
  • Both Sides of an Issue - Ideas For and Against     
  • Being Convincing
  • Toning it Down    
  • Levels of Formality     
  • Achieving a Formal Tone     
  • Slang vs Formal
  • Acceptability     
  • Introductory Sentences     
  • Using the T.E.X.A.S. Sequence     
  • Developing an Essay Structure
  • Replacing Stale Cliches    
  • Checking Punctuation    
  • Checking Spelling     
  • Achieving Accuracy    
  • The Proof-Reading Process      
  • Checking the Grammar
  • A Proof-Reading Checklist     
  • Example - An Expository Essay     
  • Example - A Text Review    
  • Example - A Letter to the Editor     
  • Example - A Report
  • Your Writing Portfolio
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.5 Formal Writing' is best bought before the standard is taught at school and used throughout this time as a classroom and homework resource. Sigma workbooks are also valuable resources when students have missed school through illness or have transferred from other schools and have missed instruction in a particular achievement standard.
Once completed, 'AS 1.5 Formal Writing' provides a useful set of revision notes at assessment time. It can be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 12 English  course.

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