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What does PETAL mean?

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Rana Baroud Best Answer!

Point

Example

Technique

Analysis

Link

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Samir Kowcun Best Answer!

PETAL is a commonly used structure for answering questions.

Point: make your point clear and relevant to the question and your argument.

Evidence: How can you support your point with the relevant evidence found in the text?

Technique: What technique is used in the evidence you have identified (e.g: metaphor, simile, repetition)?

Analysis: Analyse the evidence and techniques to the point you are making, what is being said? Why has the writer used this technique? What does it show?

Link: Make sure to link your analysis to the question and your argument!

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Point - State what your paragraph will be about

Evidence - Use a quote to support your point

Technique - State the technique in the quote

Analysis - Explore the meaning of the quote

Link - Explain how it may make the reader feel or use contextual information to further explore the quote


I find that you can quite easily group Point, Evidence and Technique together in the opening sentence of your paragraph

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PETAL stands for point, evidence, technique, analysis, and link. This is a paragraph structure which is usually used for analytical writing. This technique is also used in response to the question.

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Jennie Croft Best Answer!

P = Point (The point you are trying to make in order to respond to the question)

E = Evidence (a direct quotation from the text that you are using to reinforce your point)

T = Technique (a literary device that has been used by the writer for effect, e.g. a simile)

A = Analysis (explaining what effect the technique/language used has, offering suggestions of writer's intent)

L = Link (linking back to the question to ensure you are answering it)

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Brookly Taylor Best Answer!

Point, Evidence, Technique, Analysis and Link.

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Helen Lee Best Answer!

PETAL stands for how you structure you answer in English Literature exams.

Structure the answer in the following order;

1 Point; this means your understanding of the text, as related to the question.

2 Evidence; what does the text say to back up your point?

3 Technique; what method of language construction has the author decided to use?

4 Analysis; now go on to consider the dissection of a quote, or an idea or a method.

5 Link; the link concludes your argument and should relate back to the original question.

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Point

Evidence

Technique

Analysis

Link

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Alisha Shabir Best Answer!

P = Point

E = Evidence

T = Technique

A = Analysis

L = Link

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Vedika Best Answer!
  • P: The “P” represents Point
  • E: The “E” stands for Evidence
  • T: The “T” depicts Technique
  • A: The “A” denotes Analysis
  • L: The “L” implies Link 


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PETAL is a way of structuring English Lit paragraphs at KS3 and GCSE.


P - point

E - evidence

T - techniques

A - analysis

L - link


The absolute key to understanding how to use a PETAL para to get better at English itself, to think well and therefore to get great grades, is actually that to come up with a P Point, you need to START with the E for Evidence and explore it by seeing what the writer is making you think and feel. That's why we look at T for Techniques and A Analyse the impressions created.


So in reality, what you do in your head is read the exam or homework question, then find some evidence which seems to be relevant, explore it by seeing what the writer has done (T+A) and THEN you'll be able to generat a P point.


After that work in your head and maybe making some notes, you can write out your opinions nice and clearly and in an organised, detailed way, using the PETAL structure.


The L link on the end people often struggle with a bit. Best bet? Link it back to the question and think of it as a kind of mini-conclusion.

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Sarah Best Answer!

PETAL is an acronym of these words;

Point, Evidence, Technique, Analysis and Link. Please have it in your mind that petal( with lowercase letters) means " the Corolla of a flower"

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Claudia Hampton Best Answer!

PETAL stands for Point, Evidence, Technique, Analysis, Link.

This is how you should structure you paragraphs when answering an essay question in order to make your argument clear and concise.

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Sarah H Best Answer!

PETAL is an acronym for: Point

Evidence

Technique

Analysis

Link


Point: There should be a sentence at the beginning of your paragraph introducing your point. It should let the reader know what the paragraph will focus on.


Evidence: Imagine you are in a courtroom. What evidence do you have to support your point? You need to provide a quotation from the text that supports your argument.


Technique: You need to analyse the quote. How does it support your point? What techniques has the writer used?


Analysis: You need to say how the evidence you’ve provided and the techniques you’ve highlighted support your argument.


Link: A final sentence that links your point back to the question.

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There are many different techniques and approaches to writing paragraphs, the PETAL technique is just one of these. It is a great structure for composing effective essay paragraphs and will help students to learn to write paragraphs properly. PETAL is an acronym of the words Point, Evidence, Technique, Analysis and Link. 

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