Compare two different newspapers in two different manners.

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GCSE Mathematics Coursework

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The aim of this coursework is to compare two different newspapers in two different manners. The first option in which I will be comparing them is to see how many words are in a sentence, and then cover parts of each newspaper with this scheme.  


First I shall pick two newspapers, one shall be a broadsheet and one shall be a tabloid. Then, I shall pick an article from each newspaper. I would need to have picked the same articles as it would be unfair if I chose different articles. The papers must be bought on the same day, with the same date on each paper. I will then find the articles I require, and then do the tasks that I have been set.

The information from the same articles on each paper and should be counted equally, and accurate as possible.


My prediction of this project is that the tabloid paper (The Sun) shall revile that it has less words per sentence than the broadsheet (The Daily Mail) on average.

I came to this prediction because in my opinion, lower class, less knowledgeable people read tabloid papers. This way, the newspaper producers will use fewer words, and this will appeal to their most basic instincts. On the other hand, more professional people read broadsheets as they prefer to read the articles written by the newspaper.

The two papers I shall be using to do my project are:

The Sun (Broadsheet Newspaper)

The Daily Mail (Tabloid Newspaper)

This should show a contrast of results, and if my prediction is correct, then we shall see that the tabloid is the favourite with fewer words.

Data Collection

In order to complete my data collection, I had to choose 2 simular articles which are sufficient to produce the data required.

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Here are the tables I produced for my first piece:

This table was from my first article, and it was from my Tabloid newspaper called the Daily Mail.

It was the amount of words per sentence in an article concerning the death of a teenager called shafelia.

The Daily Mail

As you can see, the lengths of words per sentence are not long. This is also shown in the graph below:

The second article that I had completed was from the same paper. The article I chose was to do ...

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