Discursive Writing

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  • Discursive Writing
    • Stylistic Devices
      • Hyperbole
        • Obvious exaggeration for a certain reason
        • Emphasis (often for a comic effect)
      • Anecdotes
        • Account of short, personal story
        • to exemplify, to show author is qualified
        • Make sure it sounds authentic, e.g. mention small details
      • Similes/ Metaphors
        • Comparisons
        • For vivid imagery, to help reader to understand
    • Introduction
      • General: don't include specific points
      • Respond to the title but open the discussion
      • Be interesting
        • Rhetorical questions
        • Surprising statistic
        • Controversial statement
        • Anecdote
    • Structure
      • Essay
        • IFFFAAAC
        • IFAFAFAC
        • IFFAFFAC
      • PEE
        • Evidence can be anecdote
    • Conclusion
      • Give opinion
      • Evaluate points
      • No new information
    • Planning
      • Title
        • What is it asking?
        • What are both sides of the argument?
      • Main body
        • Focus
        • Make sure CAs directly link
    • Vocabulary
      • Emotional responses
        • Use these to make the reader understand your emotion
        • Make sure they link, e.g. smirking with self-confidence
      • Levels of intensity
        • Perhaps is weak
        • Unquestionably is strong

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