Writing at Level 3 offers students a choice of writing style: two pieces in different genres e.g. Creative and Persuasive essay.

There are many possibilities for the internally assessed writing portfolio: external image GW230H125
Please refer to this link for further explanation of this assessment schedule. http://www.studyit.org.nz/subjects/english/english3/1/achievecriteria/
If you have had problems using the writing conventions accurately, then the clear explanations found via these links will be a great help.http://www.studyit.org.nz/subjects/english/english3/1/subjectcontent/proofreading.html
This link will help you to craft your writing. http://www.studyit.org.nz/subjects/english/english3/1/subjectcontent/crafting.html

Style - Writing an opinion piece (Dave Barry)

Barry has defined a sense of humor as "a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge."[3]
When distinguishing fact from hyperbole, Barry frequently asserts: "I am not making this up". Among his favorite topics are exploding or flaming items (cows, whales, vacuum cleaners, toilets, Pop-Tarts, Barbie dolls, etc.), dogs lacking intelligence, live blogging the television series 24 and amusing government studies.[citation needed] He recently led the charge to save the Wikipedia exploding cow page, but other members of the Wikipedia community had that entry deleted. Barry also has libertarian political leanings.[4] He labels various posts on his blog with long acronyms, such as OIYDWYMTTY(NY)G ("or if you don't want your mom to think you're (not your) gay") and WBAGNFARB ("would be a good name for a rock band"), no doubt poking fun at unnecessarily long internet acronyms.
The phrase "would be a good name for a rock band" is an observation Barry often applies to phrases that pop up in his writing, such as "The Moos of Derision" [5], "Decomposing Tubers" [6] and "Hearty Polyp Chuckles" [7]. In keeping with this, Barry's website contains a fairly sizeable list of phrases that would be a good name for a rock band.[8]
In his humor books, Barry often cites a humorous phrase or image, which he then mercilessly repeats throughout. Notable examples include the Hawley-Smoot Tariff in Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United Statesand giant prehistoric zucchini in Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway. He continues to reference these things, occasionally with fake subtlety (e.g., "The H*-S T*") long after he believes the reader no longer finds them funny

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