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
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
- RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
- EMOTIVE LANGUAGE
- SIMILES AND METAPHORS
- TRIPLETS- 3 words one after the other with the same sound
Just remember A FOREST!
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!