As the saying goes, there’s just one chance to make a first impression. For writers, that chance is in the introduction of an essay or written work. If a writer can interest and engage a reader immediately, the writer has made a good first impression.
Imagine your employer has just handed you an important document to read and tells you he expects a summary of the material on his desk by tomorrow. You take a look and see it is written in a language totally foreign to you. The goal of reading is to derive meaning
The ability to speak and listen is fundamental to language and social development. It is an essential tool for all areas of the curriculum, as talk underpins learning and thinking.
SPAG helps readers to make sense of a piece of text – you don’t want your reader to have to re-read sections of your essay because they can’t figure out what you are trying to say. Remember, your reader is your tutor and if they don’t understand what you have written, they can’t give you any marks for it!