Writing to persaude

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when writing a letter to persuade i tend to have a problem opening i normaly open with a retorical question or an emotive pharse but is this too much

Posted: 15-05-11 12:09 by joe davies

No it isn't too much. The opening line of a persuasive letter needs to be eye catching! Make sure you grab the reader's attention straight away by clearly stating your opinion on the subject; this could be done by a rhetorical question or using emotive phrases. But make sure it is positive and interesting so the reader wants to read on. HOPE THAT HELPS :D

Posted: 15-05-11 12:18 by Keri Moorhouse

Say something like

Dear Mr Jones

I am writing to tell you my view on your new park (for example).

I think that a new park would result in a high rise in anti-social behaviour.

I think that you should save the r. question to the end of your statement as this makes it stronger. If you add it now, you may run out of things to say!! ;)

I think you should also save the emotive language for the part after the opposing side coz then you can diss it!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps and good luck :)

Posted: 15-05-11 12:20 by Emma
  1. Make sure your language is polite
  2. Make your positive points personal : e.g. ' we all believe that individuality is improtant' by using the 'we' it makes it sound as if your readers agree with you already.
  3. Use rhetorical questions:
  4. Use loaded language (exagerated language) to emphasise your point
  5. Keep your writing ''punchy'' with lists of 3 so you can emphasise your point better, instead of just 1 describing word in a sentence, use 3. it stresses the point that you are making. e.g. the development of a European single policy is an expensive, time-consuming and unworkable nightmare. this is much better then just saying 2/ 1 points.

Hope that helped!

Modified once, last modified by Sara on Sun 15th May, 2011 @ 12:26

Posted: 15-05-11 12:26 by Sara

Also look at my notes on writing to persuade :)

Posted: 15-05-11 12:36 by Emma

cheers for the help guys :D

Posted: 15-05-11 14:44 by joe davies

thats allright! :)

Posted: 15-05-11 14:57 by Sara

you're welcome :D anitime :D

Posted: 15-05-11 14:59 by Emma