• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Word Spread of newspaper articles

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

image00.png

In my coursework I will be comparing three newspaper articles which are in the following newspapers ‘The Sun’ (tabloid newspaper), ‘The Sheffield Star’ (local newspaper) and ‘Telegraph’ (quality newspaper).

I will also be analysing the readability of each newspaper story.

For my hypothesis I will be testing the readability. In this case I will be testing the readability of a tabloid newspaper. This is because I think that a tabloid newspaper is easier to read because their articles are mostly aimed at younger people.

Also the tabloid newspaper writers use a much easy language to understand where as the quality and tabloid newspapers are written in much more detail than the tabloid newspaper. I also think that the tabloid newspaper article will be easier to read whereas the quality and tabloid newspaper is much harder to read than the local newspaper.

Furthermore, I think that the local newspaper will be easier to read than the tabloid.

...read more.

Middle

Frequency

Cumulative Frequency

1-2

3-4

5-6

 7-8

9-10

11-12


I will put them in to a talley and write how many letters are in each word. Once I have done that I will then compare the newspapers to each other. image06.pngimage04.pngimage05.pngimage03.png

I will also keep

...read more.

Conclusion

This shows that the tabloid is the hardest to read because the box plots show that the tabloid newspaper includes the most difficult words than the other two newspapers.

Furthermore, I also wrote in my hypothesis that the local newspaper will be easier to read than the tabloid. This has been proven correct because the spread for the local newspapers starts and ends at lower figures compared to the tabloid.

However the lowest spread from all three of the newspaper articles was the quality newspaper. This is because it starts and ends with the lowest figures form the other two newspapers however it does have the same mean as the local newspaper which shows that it is suite similar to the local newspaper.

This shows that my prediction is my hypothesis about the tabloid newspaper being the easiest newspaper to read and also the local newspaper being easier than the tabloid newspaper to read. This shows that my prediction was wrong because the easiest newspaper to read was the quality newspaper because that was the newspaper that has the lowest spread.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Comparing length of words in newspapers essays

  1. Compare a modern romantic comedy with a very old romantic comedy - Compare word ...

    that the interval for Bridget Jones' Diary only overlaps the interval for Emma a little, this is what I would have expected and also shows that the true means of the two books are not likely to be the same.

  2. Introduction to English language.

    Note that the only obligatory ("must have") elements are the subject and the verb (usually, but not always, in this order). So before you can go further, you need to know about these different clause elements (parts of the clause).

  1. Tabloid Newspaper - The Sun statistical analysis.

    I will also consider other peoples opinions on these newspapers by organising a survey. I will then transfer the data onto graphs and pie charts. I will also calculate the reading ages for both newspapers. The Sun The Sun has been a leading newspaper in the media industry.

  2. Outline any differences between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers in terms of word length, sentence ...

    If I carried out the investigation on a larger scale I could produce frequency tables for the reading ages and then I could plot frequency polygons, cumulative frequency graphs or bar charts. However not all of these would be relevant when investigating the hypothesis.

  1. Statistically comparing books

    or - depends on whether your finding the upper or lower band. I worked this out as the Means, which only from samples and without doing a census I wouldn't be able to find out the Mean of the population.

  2. Maths Coursework

    32 149 5 36 185 6 19 204 7 18 222 8 9 231 9 12 243 10 5 248 11 1 249 12 0 249 13 1 250 Combined Average of News and Sports Article Length of word Frequency Cumulative Frequency 1 21 21 2 103 124 3 114

  1. Maths Coursework

    The area was then found by measuring one side of the drawn box and multiplying it by the other to find the area in cm�. Next all the totals for each section were added together to find the total of each paper.

  2. A recognised 'High Quality' Magazine will have longer words than a recognised 'Low Quality' ...

    as these are the joint first and fourth highest recorded for Hello's data. From the bar chart, we can suggest that the News of the World uses a wider spread of letters per word than Hello magazine for the range of data collected.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work