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Useful information but writing style really grated,
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This review is from: How to Become a Primary School Teacher: For Aspiring Teachers, Trainee Teachers and NQTs (Kindle Edition)
I am a secondary teacher of 15 years' experience and had cause to research primary teaching in more detail. Information was helpful and clearly from experienced professionals with a passion for teaching. I really struggled, however, with the writing style in the book. It jarred so much that I am having trouble finishing it. There is a bizarre mix of formal and highly colloquial registers, and the frequent references to women teachers (presumably to differentiate this book from another by the FTF aimed at men and so make it more marketable) is really irritating, as is the introduction, where we are constantly reminded 'shopping channel/second hand car salesman style' that this is the book to solve all our problems.
The writers need to find a distinct, consistent 'voice' for this book and be clear how they wish to come across to the reader. A colloquial style is absolutely fine and probably more suited to writer, reader and content. I am just finding the redundant language, register shifts and Mary Shelley-esque 'why say it in ten words when you can use 100?' approach quite wearing.