IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – website on Mazda VIN number

Text: “ALL ABOUT YOUR VIN (VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)! HOW TO DECODE IT AND WHERE TO FIND YOUR VIN NUMBER!” Mazdashop.ca.

Extract: “You may always be asked for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) when you take your vehicle in for service or when you’re applying for insurance, etc. But what exactly is this number and where do I find it?” https://mazdashop.ca/blogs/news/all-about-your-vin-vehicle-identification-number-how-to-decode-it-and-where-to-find-your-vin-number

Before analyzing the text make sure to have a look at the following page for a better understanding of how to use the text to help you with your assessments: https://language-literature.com/sample-text-analysis-blog-posts/

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The text clearly has a very narrow audience – Mazda car owners. The .ca domain name also indicates that it is a Canadian website.
  • The opening paragraph has an explanation of what a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is indicating that the average reader is a regular Mazda owner, not someone with a lot of technical / mechanical car knowledge.
  • The use of the second person “you” is important.
  • Images / diagrams are used to help clarify the information in the article.

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