The pdf pictured below and linked here is full of tips for writing news paper English. Have a look.
This site is about the language of news papers. Scroll down to see examples of each of the features mentioned.
The book pictured below is a dictionary of "journalese" which interprets many of the cliches and stock-phrases journalists use. The site linked has a number of examples.
As always, be sure to answer the question! Do not retell the story unless it is directly relevant to the question. Each paragraph should directly answer the question using topic sentences like "The conclusion to the story is a direct fulfilment of Angelico's legacy because..." I have attached a document below which suggests some ways that you could answer this question. Each of these points could be a paragraph in an essay. Obviously, the first point (that Jose wanted the money to go to the poor and it did in fact go to them) is the vital one. But you need to say more than that: "in what ways (more than one) could you argue that the conclusion of the novel is the best solution to José Angelico’s ‘legacy’?
After reading some of your drafts there are one or two general points you all need to work on.
In all writing tasks:
In this lesson we talked briefly about what to look for as you read Trash so that you'll be equipped to do your written assignment. Looking further ahead, this model also equips you for your Language Study in term three. The key skill you need to cultivate is seeing how meanings/effects/stories/values are all communicated through language.