Tuesday, 2 June 2015

WALT write a persuasive argument of our choice!



Purpose: To argue the case or your point of view

Structure: Opening statement - introduce your point of view 

Body: Arguments - point and evidence (Be prepared to back up your points with researched evidence)

Conclusion - repeat your point of view

Success Criteria: we will know we have achieved this when:


  • we can state our point of view clearly in the introduction and the conclusion
  • we can back each argument with relevant evidence and detail
  • our argument is mainly in the present Tense
  • we use connectives which link our ideas within the argument: because, consequently, so, therefore
  • we can structure the argument using firstly, secondly, finally and making sure each point has it's own paragraph
  • we can use persuasive devices such as Statistics: ‘More than 50%.....’

Emotive language; strong adjective

Of course…………

I would like to tell you about…

decidedly......

undoubtedly .......

above all .....
specifically  ......

more importantly ......

I have heard a rumour that...

This needs to be dealt with....

Powerful rhetorical question starters

How could you (we) possibly…..

Do you really think…..

What would happen if……

Could your conscience cope with….

Is it really worth….

Do you want to be part of…….

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