Persuasion is an attempt to alter the way a person thinks to your own way of thinking. Persuasion is more single minded than argueing. Persuasion is one-sided, personal and emotional. an appeal to emotion that is backed by reason.
- writiing will need to show a effective and persuasive structure through a clear use of singlepoint paragraphs.
- need to fit the typical requirements of ther form and genre
- need to show a clear sense of the audience and a knowledge of persuasive and rhetorical techniques
- 1 1/2 - 2 pages
SHOW THE EXAMINER YOU HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THE AUDIENCE
-be lively and interesting - be personal - be reasonable - be diplomatic - be trustworthy - be convincing - be yourself
SHOW THE EXAMINER THROUGHOUT YOU KNOW WHY YOU ARE WRITING- PURPOSE (read question with care over and over)
-remain realistic,purpose is to change minds, comprimise
SHOW THE EXAMINER YOU UNDERSTAND FORM/GENRE
-need to know conventions that apply to variety of forms- speech is a conversational tone with no speech marks. letter needs to be set out correctly and neatly. article needs a headline and short purposeful paragraphs.- capture readers attention and maintain it - examiner wants a concously shaped piece of writing
USE PERSUASIVE METHODS AND STRUCTURE
writing that is fluents, flows naturally, clear sense of purpose. helps to seek readers trust. believe in writers cause. shows sensitive understyanding ofthe readers beliefs. conciously shaped and crafted. sophistcated and subtle level of persuasive skill.
switch roles- become the reader
- Decide on a suitable style one that will appeal to, interest and convince your reader. But keep it LIVELY!Brainstorm to create a list of points in favour of your idea. Choose four or five of the most convincing. Check that each point is truly separate and not a part of a larger, more general point; if it is, use the larger point.
- Make sure each point is truly convincing - switch roles: would it persuade you? If not, drop it.
- Organise your points into a progressively persuasive order.
- What does the opposition believe? Take care not to make them feel foolish for believing it; but do tactfully counterac ttheir most important beliefs by showing, with evidence (realistic bit made up!) that your way of thinking is better.
- Add interest – catch your…