Types of text

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Why learn about types of text?

When you read something, it helps to know what type of text it is and why it was written.

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Types of text includes:

  • Information about different text types: persuasive, instructive, informative and descriptive.
  • Strategies for recognising each type.
  • Common features of forms.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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