WAF2 Levels

WAF2 – produce texts which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose

3 – In most writing

  • purpose established at a general level
  • main features of selected form sometimes signalled to the reader
  • some attempts at appropriate style, with attention to reader

4 – Across a range of writing

  • main purpose of writing is clear but not always consistently maintained
  • main features of selected form are clear and appropriate to purpose
  • style generally appropriate to task, though awareness of reader not always sustained

5 – Across a range of writing

  • main purpose of writing is clear and consistently maintained
  • features of selected form clearly established with some adaptation to purpose
  • appropriate style clearly established to maintain reader’s interest throughout

6 – Across a range of writing

  • imaginative treatment of appropriate materials, familiarity with conventions of a variety of forms, adapting them when needed to suit purpose and audience, not always successfully, e.g. deliberate use of inappropriate register for humour, clear emphasis on narration rather than plot
  • convincing, individual voice or point of view established and mostly sustained throughout, e.g. authoritative expert view, convincing characterisation, adopting a role
  • level of formality used for purpose and audience generally appropriate and a range of stylistic devices used to achieve effect, not always successfully, e.g. controlled informality, generalisations or shifts between conversational style and more literary language

7 – Across a range of writing

  • imaginative and generally successful adaptation of wide range of forms and conventions to suit variety of purposes and audiences, e.g. deliberate reference to other texts or textual conventions for effect or emphasis
  • well judged, distinctive individual voice or point of view established and sustained throughout, e.g. consistent handling of narrator’s persona in fiction; well controlled use of original turns of phrase in formal discursive writing
  • generally successful and consistent control of appropriate level of formality and varied range of stylistic devices to achieve intended effect, e.g. varying the level of formality within a piece for effect; direct address to the reader or taking the reader into their confidence
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