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For my investigation I am going to compare the amount of word per sentence on a page.I will be comparing a childs magazine, Balamory, a teenage magazine such as NME and also an adult magazine such as House and garden.

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Emily Lewis

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Introduction

For my investigation I am going to compare the amount of word per sentence on a page. I am doing this to see which magazine has the most amounts of words and the bigger vocabulary. I will be comparing a child’s magazine, Balamory, a teenage magazine such as NME and also an adult magazine such as House and garden. Also the magazines are divided up into categories further than just ages. The House and Garden would appeal more to adult ladies because it is about furniture and designs. Where as the NME magazine appeals to teenagers but it is focused on only a certain type of music so it wouldn’t be every teenagers pick. Balamory magazine is focused mainly at the audience that watches them on television.

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Hypotheses

        I think that the House and Garden Magazine will have the longest average sentence length whereas the Balamory magazine will have the smallest.

Prediction

        These are some more of my predictions: I predict that the House and Garden magazine will have more words per sentence because adults have a wider rage of vocabulary and a longer attention span. This is because they are older. I think that there will be brighter and more pictures in the Balamory magazine than the House and Garden magazine because there are less words so the pictures make up for this. Children find it easier to interpret pictures that words. I think that the NME magazine will be in the middle of the two magazines.

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Limitations

My results are slightly limited because I only collected 39 sentences whereas if I had collected more the results would be more precise and more specific. I was limited in this way because of the time in which I had and also the amounts of magazines. I chose the magazines Balamory, NME and House and Garden. I chose these three because they show a large range of variety and give good examples of different age levels.

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