English Language - writing to argue, persuade, advise

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Writing to argue

What makes a convincing argument? 

BOLD OPENING STATEMENT - make you point clear right from the very start!

Then continue with... a FIRST POINT 

Followed up by a SECOND POINT (e.g. facts and opinions)

A winning argument takes into account OPPOSING VIEW

Finish your argument with a FINAL STATEMENT 

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Writing to persuade

What is persuading?

  • Persuasion is a single minded goal
  • It is not facts and figures
  • It does not always have to be true either  

SEVEN STEPS TO FOLLOW

  • ANECDOTES- give and account of something that happened to you!
  • FACTS- makes you argument more convincing
  • OPINIONS
  • RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
  • EMOTIVE LANGUAGE 
  • SIMILES AND METAPHORS 
  • TRIPLETS- 3 words one after the other with the same sound

Just remember A FOREST! 

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Writing to advise

What is writing to advise? 

This is about offering helpful unbiased information in a friendly way!

Think about the reader:

WHO - WHAT - WHY - WHEN - WHERE 

To write good advise, you need to follow some RULES!!

  • Use a friendly tone
  • Address the reader as directly e.g. you
  • Build the readers confidence 
  • Set out the options, BUT DO NOT PERSUADE THEM. 
  • Don't be forceful!
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Katie Amey

These were usefull thanx! :D x

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