S5/S6 Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Writing

Mr Yule’s Higher and Nat 5 Class

Writing Folio: Second piece – Broadly Discursive

Due in 2 stages:

 

Stage 1

An outline of your proposals and arguments by Friday 16th January 2015

There are 2 useful tools for this:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/

And

http://www.eyemouthhigh.org.uk/learning-zone/english-literacy/n5-and-h-persuasive-writing-resources

download “How to construct an argument” and use this: it’s at the bottom of this page:

http://www.eyemouthhigh.org.uk/learning-zone/english-literacy/n5-and-h-critical-essay-resources

 

Either of these tools will be very suitable as evidence of planning and creating your first draft.

Sources:

It is an important part of this task that you use sources for research and refer to them in your essay and in the list of sources at the end.

Remember to keep a careful note of any sources: this must include the complete web page address if you are using the internet and the Author, Title, Publishing Company and page reference if using a book :

Yule, Ian : “How to succeed at English” (Hodder, 1975, p.12)

 If it is a newspaper or magazine article you must refer to the paper and the date if you have it:

Daily Mirror, November 12th 2014

 

 

 

Stage 2

A first draft by Friday 30th January 2015

Word Count:      Nat 5 No more than 1,000 words

                                Higher: No more than 1,300 words

There is a good guide to the structure of this essay at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpdwwmn/revision/2

 

Success Criteria

The things which I will be looking out for which will indicate success are:

 

  • An interesting title
  • An interesting opening (eg anecdote, statistics, an example)
  • A clear thesis / stance which is sustained throughout the piece of writing
  • The use of different kinds of sentences to create effects

Rhetorical questions

Short sentences

Linking words / phrases / linking sentences

  • A sense of the writer’s personality / ownership of the topic / passion for it

Persuasive Language / Emotive Words / Striking evidence

  • Arguments which are supported by evidence / sources
  • An effective conclusion

Full circle to opening or title

An anecdote to illustrate the point

A clear summary of the main points perhaps finishing on a rhetorical

question which will keep the reader thinking

  • Very few technical errors (evidence of editing / proof reading)

 

 

 

Topics

http://homeworktips.about.com/od/essaywriting/a/100-Persuasive-Essay-Topics.htm

The ‘Essential Articles’ series is an excellent resource available to the school. Our username is ‘Eyemouth’ and the password is ‘Harbour’

http://www.completeissues.co.uk/

 

 

         

 

Find all the support materials you need for persuasive writing by dowloading the attached documents below:


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