Notes on Writing to Persuade

English Language GCSE Paper One Section B

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You want your audience to agree with you, or to agree to
do what you want them to do.
o Positive opening statement
o Evidence and justification (PEE)
o Logical connectives (to give structure and reasoning)
o Positive or negative diction
o Repetition (to emphasize your main point)
o Rhetorical questions
o Formal tone
o Emotive language (to highlight issues)
o Comparative devices (similes/metaphors)
o Rule of three (to stress your point)
o Exaggeration
o Personal pronouns
o Present tense
o Conditional sentences
o Clear conclusion
o Varied vocab and good punctuation


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