In today’s lesson I introduced you to a clear structure to help you write to argue. Question 6 tends to ask you to write to persuade or argue. When writing to argue you are going to:
- Use persuasive techniques – AFOREST
- Identify 5 reasons for your argument ( 1 for each paragraph) – your conclusion sums up your argument!
- Squash the other side’s view
- Use a range of interesting discourse markers – use this website to help you!
You are ALWAYS going to use the following structure for your writing:
1. Touch gloves – start by showing respect/finding common ground.
We all want the best for our school don’t we?
2. Jab – make your first point. Make sure it’s a strong one.
3. Rumble – show that you can be fair by considering someone else’s point of view. Then SQUASH it with yours!
4. Rumble – same as above. SQUASH IT!
On the other hand …
5. Jab – Add a final point to strengthen your argument.
6. Knock out – Conclude your piece by summing up your thoughts.
In conclusion …
I’ve also included some useful videos that include writing to argue examples and tips.
And for a bit of light relief! Enjoy!
Keep working hard guys. Biscuits on Thursday!