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    Speech and debates Ton55

    For functional writing everyone says to aim for about 3 a4 pages but i think it would be hard to fill out this much on a speech or debate... does anyone have any tips to help with this???

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      Lauren_mca

      My English teacher says it's quality not quantity, if you right a great speech in 1 and a half A4 pages then don't worry! I'm a higher level student and I do be lucky to get 2 A4 pages so don't worry

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      Eurovision2006

      No where near 3 pages. In my mocks I wrote a page and got full marks and my writing is big. A page and a half would be amazing, but someone questions like a flyer could only be half a page. Are you sure, that they weren't talking about personal writing? For that you should aim for 3 pages.

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      Ton55

      Sorry yeah I meant to say personal writing. Debates normally come up on that and I think it'd be difficult to fill 3A4 pages on a debate..

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      Eurovision2006

      No it's not. 3 pages would be the bare minimum. You should try and do it, because very few people try it.

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      granners

      Debates are really good because you are marked for the techniques you use rather than your ability whereas in the short story you are marked on your ability to write and phrase. Its great if you aren't great at making stories up.

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      Ton55

      Yeah I tend to go for debates if the topic is good because I'm really bad at making stories

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